Planning

Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority Bill

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[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 20 September 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Alyssa Hayden; Hon Adele Farina

METROPOLITAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BILL 2011
Second Reading
Resumed from 8 September.
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Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority Bill

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[COUNCIL — Thursday, 8 September 2011]
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Hon Dr Sally Talbot; Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Norman Moore

METROPOLITAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BILL 2011

Second Reading

Resumed from 31 August. Read more »

Call for greater protection on National Threatened Species Day

There are less than 1500 southern cassowaries left in the wild, and the iconic bird is listed as one of 1,785 nationally threatened plant and animal species in Australia.

Today on National Threatened Species Day, Greens environment spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters said the Greens would move for greater protection for Australia's threatened species.

"Australia is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, so we have a special responsibility to protect our unique species," Senator Waters said. Read more »

Greens introduce landholder rights coal seam gas Bill

Australian Greens spokesperson on mining, Senator Larissa Waters, has this afternoon introduced a bill to give farmers the right to say no to coal seam gas mining on their land.

"When Australia has so little good quality agricultural land, only about 1-2%, we must protect it from all other inconsistent land uses," said Senator Waters.

"Farmers should have the legal right to decide that they want to keep farming their land, rather than take the risk of possible long term groundwater depletion or contamination from coal seam gas mining." Read more »

Greens want science on coal seam gas, not smoke and mirrors

Comparisons between respected climate science and the smoke and mirrors presented by the gas industry are absurd, the Greens said today.

"All we are asking is that honest data on the climate impact of coal seam gas should be put on the table," Australian Greens Senator Larissa Waters, said.

"The community is already deeply concerned about the potential impact on prime farming land and the Great Artesian Basin from coal seam gas. If governments and industry are going to make bold claims about the climate benefits of this fuel, they had better be very confident indeed that those claims are true. Read more »

Strategic Assessment of Perth and Peel “an opportunity we can’t afford to lose”

The Greens have welcomed the Federal Environment Minister’s announcement of a Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Perth and Peel Region.

Greens state spokesperson for Urban Bushland, Alison Xamon MLC, said “a strategic assessment provides an opportunity to fully identify and protect Perth’s environmental heritage and world-renown biodiversity - but it’s very important that we get it right”.
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Cockburn Coast Disallowance Motion

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[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 16 August 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Helen Morton; Hon Dr Sally Talbot

METROPOLITAN REGION SCHEME AMENDMENT 1180/41 — COCKBURN COAST DISTRICT
STRUCTURE PLAN — DISALLOWANCE

Motion

HON LYNN MacLAREN (South Metropolitan) [3.09 pm]: I move — Read more »

Bush Forever Sites - Perth Metropolitan Region

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[COUNCIL — Wednesday, 10 August 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Helen Morton; Hon Ken Travers; Hon Giz Watson; Hon Alison Xamon

BUSH FOREVER SITES — PERTH METROPOLITAN REGION

Motion

Resumed from 22 June on the following motion moved by Hon Alison Xamon — Read more »

Mangles Bay Marina-based tourist precinct

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[COUNCIL — Wednesday, 10 August 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Wendy Duncan

MANGLES BAY MARINA-BASED TOURIST PRECINCT

Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Lands: Read more »

Northbridge Link project

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[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 9 August 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Helen Morton

NORTHBRIDGE LINK PROJECT — AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Mental Health representing the Minister for Planning

I refer to the Northbridge Link Project, and ask — Read more »