13. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Lands:
I refer to the state’s agreement with the commonwealth on the transfer of land at Point Peron for recreation and/or
parklands and I refer to the minister’s undertaking to “provide more detailed advice once a resolution is reached” in Read more »


Notice of Motion
Hon Lynn MacLaren gave notice that at the next sitting of the house she would move —
That the Council —
(1) notes the mass opposition to the proposed Mangles Bay marina tourism precinct development as
evidenced by the petition bearing more than 8 000 signatures; and Read more »

Greens fight on two fronts to save Point Peron

Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam, Member for South Metropolitan Region Lynn MacLaren MLC. 14 May 2013.
The WA Greens are fighting on two fronts to save Point Peron from ruin.
WA Senator Scott Ludlam today wrote to Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke urging him to stop the controversial plan to destroy Point Peron.
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Community Protests Mangles Bay Marina and Canal Development

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren will join protesters today outside developer Cedar Woods' office in West Perth saying "the proposed canal estate and marina near Point Peron is short-sighted."
"The environment loses, and the community loses, by privatising this key coastal area.

"For generations the Point Peron area has been accessible by anyone wishing to enjoy its natural amenity. If the Mangles Bay marina goes ahead, private housing on canals to be carved out of the land will cover half of this area. Read more »

Greens Fight Marina Development: Point Peron is Too Precious To Lose

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren and Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam, in response to today’s conditional approval for a marina at Point Peron, said “The Greens will work together at a State and Federal level to protect Point Peron because it is too precious to lose.”

“A canal estate in this location is a mistake that we will pay for now and long into the future,” the South Metro MLC said.
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Greens Prompt Action by Barnett on Biodiversity

The Greens initiative to improve biodiversity protection laws has been taken up by the Barnett Government.

At the opening of Parliament on 11 April, His Excellency the Governor, Malcolm McCusker, announced that the Government will introduce a new Biodiversity Conservation Act to replace the existing 63 year old conservation legislation. The Greens, who tried to put draft laws to Parliament twice before, are determined to scrutinise the Government’s alternative to see if it stands the test of protecting key urban bushland habitats.
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Fremantle is the Canary on the Coastline

Returning from a recent visit to California to Fremantle’s sweltering summer temperatures in autumn, newly re-elected Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren recounted  reports in the USA media that named Australia the “canary in the coal mine” in terms of experiencing impacts of climate change.

“The Climate Commission reported that this past summer was the hottest on record and included the hottest sea-surface temperatures ever,” Ms MacLaren said today.
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Wedge and Grey Shack Sites

In 2011, the Environment and Public Affairs Committee of which Lynn is a member conducted a 12-month review into shack sites in Western Australia. A full copy of the Committee’s report is available here.

This issue is complex, particularly because the shacks are privately owned structures situated on public land. There are also issues of public amenity, health, heritage, damage to the environment, and risk. Read more »

Greens Plan Answers Call for Help on Sprawl

Today the Greens supported CEO’s calls for State Government support to deliver services and infrastructure along Perth’s fringes and said that working smarter within our current urban footprint will relieve pressure in outer suburbs.

As chief executives of outer suburban councils call for action on urban sprawl, Greens WA Planning Spokesperson Lynn MacLaren MLC said Perth had all the land needed for today and future growth.
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Kwinana Air Buffer Zone Extension: Mandogalup

When quiet home-life is affected by encroaching industry, it can be hard to know what to do. That’s why residents in Mandogalup and Munster have separately petitioned parliament to look into planning rules for industry buffers.

The first petition was signed by 434 residents in the Mandogalup area, opposing the extension of the Kwinana Industry Area Buffer Zone (known as the Kwinana Air Quality Buffer Zone or KAQB) to 1500 metres from the Alcoa slurry ponds. Read more »