Coastal Care Needs More Than Patchwork

Lynn MacLaren MLC, Greens spokesperson on Planning, said the recent tripling of coastal protection grant funding points to a growing problem which is not easily addressed by short term projects. “The coast care grants play an important role in protecting the coast, but I question this Government’s patchwork approach.”

“The waves of climate change are going to continue rolling in over our shores. Erosion protection at Emu Point and Monitoring in Mandurah are the tip of iceberg. This is why I am introducing the Climate Change Readiness (Coastal Planning and Protection) Bill 2012. Read more »

Perth Waterfront Project — Contamination Testing

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[COUNCIL —Thursday, 16 August 2012]
Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Helen Morton; President
Perth Waterfront Project — Contamination Testing
538. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Planning:
I refer to the proposed Perth Waterfront development.
(1) How many test bores in total have been put down across The Esplanade? Read more »

Petition: Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority—Public Green Spaces

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[COUNCIL —Wednesday, 15 August 2012]
Hon Lynn MacLaren
Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority —Public Green Spaces
Petition Read more »

Port Geographe Canal Estate Development

Extract from Hansard [COUNCIL —Tuesday, 14 August 2012] p4792c-4792c Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Simon O'Brien
 Port Geographe Canal Estate Development
5602. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Finance representing the Minister for Transport
I refer to the Port Geographe canal estate development, and I ask — Read more »

Perth Waterfront Development—Heritage Values

Extract from Hansard [COUNCIL —Tuesday, 14 August 2012] p4760a-4760a Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Robyn McSweeney [1]
 Perth Waterfront Development—Heritage Values
500. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Heritage: Read more »

Waters of Quay Development Still Murky

The Minister for Planning should not hold back details about the contamination found during the excavation of Perth’s Esplanade Reserve making way for the Elizabeth Quay development, said Greens planning spokesperson Lynn MacLaren MLC today.

“The Perth Waterfront Development is a major public works project of great interest to the residents of this city. It is incumbent on the Government of the day to provide the public with information on its progress in a timely and helpful manner.” Read more »

Golf Upgrade Hits Rotto Plan into a Bunker

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren, spokesperson for Tourism, today called into question the million dollar upgrade of the Rottnest Island Golf Course.

“This more than $1m spend is outside the budget in the Rottnest Island Management Plan for 2009-2014. But that’s only part of the problem.”
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Greens support communities in fight against lead transport

Greens MLC for South Metropolitan, Lynn MacLaren, has expressed her grave concerns at the announcement today that Magellan Metals is to recommence transporting lead carbonate concentrate through to Fremantle Port.

“Magellan’s license to export lead should be revoked, and remain revoked. They have breached their own health, hygiene and environmental management plan in the past, transporting lead through Kwinana.
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Risks of Gas Fracking in WA - public forum

Jul 31 2012 18:00

Gas Fracking Risks in Western Australia – Fremantle Public Forum Read more »

Minister gives go-ahead to Point Grey Marina, but appeals to EPA lead to new conditions

Appeals to the EPA on a decision to permit the construction of a marina at Point Grey on the Harvey Estuary resulted in further scrutiny and studies of the proposal, leading to additional conditions by the Environment Minister. Read more »