Planning

EPA Statement: Level of Assessment for Vasse Coal Management’s Vasse Coal Proposal

Summary: The EPA Board considered this proposal at its meeting on 17 March 2011. The EPA determined, based on the referral information and its own investigations and inquiries, that there is adequate information to demonstrate that Vasse Coal Management’s coal mining proposal is environmentally unacceptable.

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Premier hiding Margaret River Coal advice: Greens

“The Premier is withholding information on the role of the Department of State Development in supporting coal miner LD Operations Pty. Ltd.’s mining application,” said Greens MLC, Giz Watson.

“I am still waiting for a response to my questions asked in the Parliament on 19 October 2010,” she said.

The Greens are concerned that the Department of State Development may have made pre-emptive statements and promises regarding the social impact on the community.
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Submission on the Environmental Scoping Document for the Point Peron Proposal

This week the office of Lynn MacLaren MLC made a submission to the Environmental Protection Authority regarding the Environmental Scoping Document (ESD) for the proposed Point Peron project.

The public submission period on the ESD is now closed. However, there will still be plenty of further opportunities for concerned citizens to make their views on the project known.

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Oxford Foyer a great model for future social projects: Greens

The WA Greens have praised the innovative concept and design of the Oxford Foyer, saying it highlights what can be achieved when government agencies and charities work together to address issues such as youth homelessness.

“Foundation Housing, Anglicare WA and the Central Institute of Technology have obviously worked incredibly hard to make this happen.

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Perth waterfront plans fail to consider climate change impacts

Media Release 17th February 2011

Lynn MacLaren Greens MLC has challenged the State Government to prove that Perth’s City Waterfront is designed for the predicted impacts of climate change. Read more »

Perth Waterfront Project - Climate Change Implications

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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Helen Morton

PERTH WATERFRONT PROJECT — CLIMATE CHANGE IMPLICATIONS

Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Planning: Read more »

International Expert on Waste Coming to Perth

Feb 10 2011 18:30

International Incinerator Expert, Dr Paul Connett visits WA.


Where: Conservation Council WA


When:  Thursday February 10, 6.30pm


Dr. Paul Connett is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Dartmouth College who is visiting Perth at the invitation of the Alliance for a Clean Environment WA. Read more »

International Expert on Waste Coming to WA

Feb 5 2011 14:00
Feb 5 2011 15:30

International Incinerator Expert, Dr Paul Connett visits WA.

Where: Midland Town Hall

When:  Saturday February 5, 2pm

Dr. Paul Connett is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Dartmouth College. Read more »

Hands Off Point Peron Rally

Lynn is pictured here with local campaigner Dawn Jecks at the recent Hands Off Point Peron rally.

 

More than 500 people turned up to voice their opposition to plans for an inland canal-style development carved out of an A-class reserve on the Point Peron penninsular.

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Great News! Paganoni Swamp safe from development

We've had an early Christmas present this year with news that Paganoni Swamp Reserve has been saved from development.

In a thank you letter to Lynn, Friends of Paganoni Swamp Reserve co-ordinator Leonie Stubbs said that after more than two years of ardent lobbying, the Planning Minister has officially advised them that the entire area is now reserved in the MRS for Parks and Recreation.

The Bush Forever site 395 was proposed to be rezoned to "urban" in the draft Southern Metropolitan and Peel Sub-Regional Structure Plan to support the Karnup train station.

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