What some are saying about our Bill on Climate Change

What some are saying about the Climate Change Readiness (Coastal Planning and Protection) Bill 2012 introduced into Parliament late last year.

This letter was received from the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council, the regional natural resource management (NRM) organisation for the Northern Agricultural Region (NAR) of Western Australia.

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Free Kick’s a Foul on Sport Stadium

The Greens say the news of James Packer’s $35 million discount is the last straw when added to the lack of genuine public consultation and the sidelining of environmental assessment of the pollution risk of development at the Burswood Park golf course to Swan River water quality.

“How much more will this Premier gift to his special friends at the expense of public amenity and risk to our river’s health?” Greens spokesperson on planning, Lynn MacLaren MLC queried.
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South Metro electorate would welcome Greens Smart With Water Action Plan

Greens water policy identifies up to 260GL of water savings 

The Greens have identified ways to potentially save more drinking water through conservation efforts than the combined output of the Kwinana and Binningup desalination plants . 

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Rockingham ahead of the game on climate change

With higher than expected sea water temperatures and faster than predicted sea level rise, the Greens say WA needs to follow the example set by Rockingham on climate change.

Greens spokesperson on planning, Lynn MacLaren MLC, said Rockingham’s showing the way and the rest of Western Australia can’t afford a piecemeal approach any longer.

“The City of Rockingham is well beyond debating what may be causing climate change,” Ms MacLaren said today. “They have studied the science and intend to be ready.
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Environmental assessment needed for Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct at Burswood Peninsula

This is what the Burswood Peninsula looks like now. It is a far cry from its former uses as a rubbish tip, sewerage treatment works and industrial site.  The site has been rehabilitated into a public golf course (that attracts 80,000 golfers annually), lakes, birds, trees and parkland. But not for long – the State Government has other plans.
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Sustainable Settlements - Greens (WA) Policy 2012

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Banjup Disallowance motion

MRS Amendment 1221/41 Banjup
Disallowance motion – Lynn MacLaren MLC
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I have moved to disallow the Banjup MRS amendment in the interests of better planning, and particularly, in this case, in the interests of conserving the Jandakot mound as one of Perth’s important water resources and in protecting future residents from noise impacts.
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Green Vision for Growth along Scarborough Beach Road

Today The Greens outlined a green transformation for Scarborough Beach Road including an the extension of light rail to connect Scarborough Beach with transport hubs at Stirling and Glendalough.

In response to the draft Scarborough Beach Road Activity Corridor Framework, the Greens candidate for the North Metropolitan region, Cameron Poustie said “In terms of building a sustainable future, the Framework provides a positive vision for this strategically important corridor.” Read more »

Life at Jervoise Bay and Woodman Point to Change in New Climate

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren revealed today the impacts climate change is having on Cockburn, and called for state government action to relieve pressure on local council efforts to adapt to climate change.

“Modest predictions see the coastal facilities along Jervoise Bay and Woodman Point under water by 2100. In just the moderate projections released by Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the spits, groynes and jetties that are currently used in this area in particular are going to disappear by 2100. This is based on a 0.8 metre rise in sea level.

“Unfortunately, there will also be a further increase in high tide, bringing inundation to areas 1.4 metres above current sea level.
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Metropolitan Region Scheme Amendment No. 1218/41 — Keralup Stage 1 —Disallowance

Extract from Hansard [COUNCIL —Friday, 30 November 2012] p9133a-9133a Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Helen Morton; Hon Dr Sally Talbot
Metropolitan Region Scheme Amendment No. 1218/41 — Keralup Stage 1 —Disallowance

Pursuant to standing order 66(3), the following motion by Hon Lynn MacLaren was moved pro forma on 6 November— Read more »