South Metro

Too much haste on Kwinana waste incinerator

Italian incineratorKwinana has been targeted as the site for Australia’s first high temperature industrial waste incinerator.  Concerns over contamination risks to the community prompted Lynn to ask a question in parliament last week about potential dangerous emissions, and frankly the government’s response was less than comforting.

According to Liberal MLC for South Metropolitan Region, Phil Edman, Moltoni Energy, aka Phoenix Energy are having discussions with the state government regarding developing the incinerator.  These discussions have involved Mr Edman visiting Japan twice this year, once with the Premier, which all looks a little too cosy. Read more »

Kwinana waste to energy plant

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[COUNCIL — Thursday, 29 September 2011]
Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Norman Moore


860. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for State Development: Read more »

Regional Resource Recovery Centre - odour incidents

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[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 27 September 2011]
Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Helen Morton


827. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Environment:

I refer to the Regional Resource Recovery Centre in Canning. Read more »

Councils should move toward zero waste

South Metropolitan Greens MP Lynn MacLaren has expressed concern that Melville Council is considering diverting recyclable materials to landfill because it might work out cheaper than recycling and is calling for the council to move towards a zero waste strategy.

Hon. Lynn MacLaren says “Local Governments shouldn’t make decisions like this based on costs alone – the environmental impacts need to be considered, too. I hope most people in Melville would be happy for the council to pay a little bit more to do the right thing for the environment.” Read more »

Brajkovich crushing plant in Wattleup

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[COUNCIL — Thursday, 7 April 2011]
Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Helen Morton


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

Theda Myint - medical condition

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[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 22 March 2011]
Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Helen Morton


Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Health: Read more »

Lynn joins rally at Cockburn Cement

Lynn joined hundreds of fuming residents in a heated rally outside the gates of Cockburn Cement last Saturday.

Residents with homemade placards and in costume protested outside the plant for more than an hour.

Lynn is calling for the installation of more modern filtration systems at the plant. This would reduce the levels of particulate pollution dramatically.

The residents intend to take part in another rally at Parliament House, at 9.30am on April 14.

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Lynn joins cement plant protest

Lynn MacLaren MLC joined protestors outside the Cockburn Cement plant in Munster at 1.30pm today.

The protestors are frustrated by the lack of Government action to prevent pollution from the plant, and intend to release more than 100 balloons to show how far lime dust can travel on the wind. Each balloon will have a tag saying “if you have received this message you have also received pollution from Cockburn Cement”.
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Lynn supports Freo Frock Swap for International Women’s Day

The Meeting Place in South Fremantle will be celebrating International Women’s Day by hosting a frock swap.

Lynn MacLaren MLC says “The Freo Frock Swap is a great opportunity for women to get together and share clothes, stories and a sense of local community. On International Women’s Day I will be attending several events throughout the day – some political, some social – all focussed on celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women.”

The Frock Swap will take place from 12.30—2.30 pm on 8 March at The Meeting Place, 245 South Terrace, South Fremantle To take part in the frock swap just bring five of your favourite clothing items to swap with someone else. Phone 08 9335 3395 for information and to enrol. Read more »

Geralton and Fremantle Ports - Lead Contamination

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[COUNCIL — Thursday, 17 February 2011]
Hon Ken Travers; Hon Dr Sally Talbot; Hon Helen Morton; Hon Simon O'Brien; Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Jon
Ford; Deputy President; Hon Norman Moore; Hon Robin Chapple


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