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Dust Emissions - Cockburn Cement Plant, Munster

Cockburn Cement is the leading supplier of quicklime and cement products in WA. With a total lime production capacity in excess of one million tonnes, the Cockburn Cement plant is the largest lime producer in Australia.

The plant commenced operations in 1951. Since this time, the surrounding areas have been turned into residential developments and residents are being seriously affected by the emissions from the plant.
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Greens call for urgent action to protect WA’s precious wetlands

The Greens are calling for urgent action to protect what is left of Perth’s dwindling wetlands saying not even those listed as internationally significant are getting the protection they need.

The call was made on the eve of World Wetland Day when countries around the globe commemorated more than 40 years since the signing of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian City of Ramsar on February 2, 1971.
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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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Rottnest Island – what does it mean to you?

In many ways Rottnest Island is like the Swan River – unique, iconic, and much loved by the denizens of Perth. But who does it belong to, other than to itself? Who has the right to make decisions about its future? Who will preserve its values, and is there consensus on what those values are?
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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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Lynn MacLaren and Robin Chapple slam Opposition’s plan to close RRRC

South Metropolitan Region Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has slammed the Opposition Leader’s plan to shut down the waste composting facility at the Regional Waste Recovery Centre (RRRC) in Canning Vale.

“For the sake of a few votes in a marginal electorate, they risk thousands of votes across the south metropolitan region from people who support diverting waste from landfill,” said Ms MacLaren today.
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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 »

Keep Australia Beautiful Council (WA)

Extract from Hansard [COUNCIL —Tuesday, 27 November 2012] p8928a-8928a Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Helen Morton

Keep Australia Beautiful Council (WA)

998. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Environment: Read more »

Rottnest Island — Golf Course Upgrade

Extract from Hansard [COUNCIL —Thursday, 8 November 2012] p8204b-8204b Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Robyn McSweeney

Rottnest Island — Golf Course Upgrade

6402. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Child Protection representing the Minister for Tourism Read more »