Could this little moth put the brakes on Roe 8?

Lynn MacLaren MLC has called on the Barnett government to cancel the Roe 8 extension once and for all, after evidence emerged that the critically endangered Graceful Sun-Moth was found along the route of the proposed highway.

The scientist behind the discovery was Murdoch Tafe Environmental Restoration lecturer, Neil Goldsborough (BSc).

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Roe 8 update following June 1 rally

On Tuesday June 1, SouthMetro Connect held an information day and revealed the latest potential design of the Roe Highway extension through Beeliar wetlands.

The 'Discussion Drawing' that was shown to the general public raised a number of concerns. We would like to highlight just a couple.

Firstly, the local Blue Gum Montessori School and the Lake Side Recreation Centre are not labelled on the map, even though they are both very close to the proposed highway. The Roe extension cuts off the recreation centre from those who use it most - residents of Bibra Lake.

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Roe 8 questions about hydrology, costs and endangered species

Aboriginal Consultation on Point Peron Development

Lynn asked Minister for Planning, Robyn McSweeney, questions about the extent of Aboriginal consultation in the Point Peron Marine planning process;

242. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Planning:

I refer to the announcement of plans to develop a marina near Point Peron.

(1) Were potential impacts on environmental heritage values identified during the preliminary strategic review? Read more »

Greens dismiss “sandbags and roads” budget

"$60 million on bitumen and infrastructure in our National Parks will do nothing to protect WA’s unique and threatened biodiversity,” said Greens spokesperson on the environment Giz Watson MLC.

"There is no money in the budget to expand the conservation estate instead there will be more tourist pressure and more roads. The community expects the environment budget to be spent on conservation not road building," Ms Watson said.

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ALP has failed residents near Jandakot Airport: Greens

The WA Greens said today that the State Labor party has failed residents living near Jandakot Airport – and threatened WA’s biodiversity – after opposing a motion put by the Greens in the Legislative Council today.

"The Rudd Labor Government’s decisions on these new proposals has local residents fearing congestion and noise.

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New Planning Laws Reduce Community Say About Developments

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has welcomed the backlash against proposed changes to the planning laws, which will see communities having very little say about large scale developments in their neighbourhood.   Read more »

Cockburn Cement protest rally

Hundreds of people held a protest rally near the Cockburn Cement factory on Saturday May 8, voicing concerns about corrosive dust and odour.

There have been more than 50 complaints lodged with the Department of Environment and Protection this year.

The office of Lynn Maclaren MLC recently made a submission on the Cockburn Cement Draft License.

This submission was informed by consultation with local constituents and experts in the field of heavy industry pollution and toxicity. Read more »

Submission on Cockburn Cement Draft Licence

05/05/10 Our office recently made a submission on the revised Draft Licence released by the Department of Environment and Conservation.

This submission has been prepared by the Office of the Hon. Lynn MacLaren MLC, Member for the South Metropolitan Region. It is informed by consultation with local constituents and experts in the field of heavy industry pollution and toxicity.

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Save Beeliar Wetlands Rally - Parliament House

Help us save our precious Bibra and North Lakes from irreparable damage by the proposed construction of Roe Highway Stage 8. Join us to deliver thousands of petitions and postcards to Parliament House and Colin Barnett on Thursday 22 April at 12.30. Read more »

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