Election 2013 Western Australia March 9

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iT Matters Planning Laws

Editor
Thursday, 07 March 2013
Liberal Planning Policy
 
The Liberal-led Government has progressed a bold planning reform and infrastructure investment agenda. The Liberal Party is committed to underpinning Western Australia’s economic growth with a strong and stable planning system and transformative capital works projects, including Elizabeth Quay, Perth City Link, the Riverside Project and the revitalisation of the Perth Cultural Centre and William Street.
 
The reforms of our planning system include the introduction of Development Assessment Panels, a streamlining of the planning process to provide more robust and integrated planning systems and, significantly, the creation of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA).
Editor
Wednesday, 06 March 2013

Greens Statement - March 5

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.

Editor
Tuesday, 05 March 2013

Max Hipkins Independent Candidate for Nedlands, Mayor of Nedlands and a former Director of Planning at the City of Perth. Max is a Planner, Architect and Engineer.

Editor
Tuesday, 05 March 2013

Ron Norris is the Mayor of the Town of Mosman Park and has had 30 years experience as an elected member in Local Government in Western Australia. Ron explains the Barnett governments proposed Local Government Amalgamations and the Robson Inquiry that they have commissioned and recently released.

Editor
Friday, 22 February 2013

Labor Statement

A Barnett Government backbencher has confirmed that the Liberal Party supports forced local government amalgamations, WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan said today.

Mr McGowan said the Armadale Examiner newspaper revealed that during a debate in Armadale on February 20, Member for Darling Range Tony Simpson admitted the Liberal Party supported forced amalgamations if the Government was re-elected.

Editor
Thursday, 21 February 2013

The Kalamunda Public Forum, held at the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, was filmed by WTC Ch. 44 and went to air on Wednesday 20th February.

Guest speakers, Dr Linley Lutton, Dr Beth Schultz AO, Colin Latchem and Ken Eastwood AM, and Ted Bull MC of the night and help inform Kalamunda people.

Editor
Thursday, 21 February 2013

Subiaco Mayor Heather Henderson has come out in an attack on the Barnett Governments intention to force Council mergers after the WA State Election.

Henderson has urged voters in the Council area to consider carefully how they vote in the upcoming election.

Editor
Monday, 18 February 2013

Labor Statement

A McGowan Labor Government will establish the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) Technology Park, one of the biggest technology parks in Australia, WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan said today.

Mr McGowan said WA Labor created the AMC in Henderson, which is the base for Australia's biggest marine industry, and is committed to expanding its capacity and capability.

Editor
Sunday, 17 February 2013

source Western Suburbs Alliance

A major inquiry into Elizabeth Quay prepared by three prominent citizens: the Hon Robert Nicholson AO, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton AO and retired Associate Professor of Architecture David Standen AM, has found that the planning process was deeply flawed, and requires immediate, extensive review.

Editor
Thursday, 14 February 2013

via Greg Ross

The Kalamunda Public Forum, on Tuesday 12th Feb, has been praised as a success, with a turn-out of just under 100 people, in oppressive heat and humidity. Several councillors in attendance were impressed enough to ask the guest speakers to meet with the council to discuss the implications of Colin Barnett’s and John Day’s Development Assessment Panels and looming forced amalgamations.

Editor
Wednesday, 06 February 2013

Independent candidate Greg Ross has hit out and the DAP process claiming it is disadvantages local communities.

Editor
Tuesday, 05 February 2013

Liberal Statement

The State Government today released Planning Makes It Happen: A Report Card on Planning Reform which provided an objective assessment on progress made on the implementation of its reform agenda since 2009.

Planning Minister John Day said  the report card followed on from the planning reform blueprint Planning Makes It Happen set out three years ago, which, after extensive consultation and feedback from stakeholders, identified 11 key strategic priorities.

Editor
Monday, 04 February 2013

Ken Eastwood AM the former national of CPA President gives a presentation at the Western Suburbs forum in November 2012.

He provides details on costs and the possible extra costs.

Editor
Thursday, 31 January 2013

The Elizabeth Quay project has been ongoing for many years and had many twist and turns.

Dr Linley Sutton, Urban Planner, discusses the project beginnings, his opinions and experience.

Editor
Sunday, 27 January 2013

WA Property Council is in support of changes to Local Government boundaries and Development Assessment Panels.

Editor
Thursday, 24 January 2013

The City Gatekeepers have highlighted potential problems and dangers of the WA Governments plans to make Northbridge Tunnel a three lane road.

Editor
Friday, 18 January 2013

Mayor of Mosman Park Ron Norris highlights the utter waste of $20m plus by Local Government Minister John Castrilli.

In what he has called a flawed process, and echoing previous claims by other of bullying by the the Western Australian government, major question continue to be raised by experienced people on the government intended purpose of forced Council amalgamations.

Editor
Sunday, 13 January 2013

In Part 3 of the WA Government stripping planning laws for local Councils and amalgamations Max Hipkins, who is also Mayor of Nedlands, speaks of the negative impacts on the community.

Editor
Saturday, 12 January 2013

Elizabeth Quay continues to be a controversial topic as it impacts on many lives and livelihoods.

Publish here are informal notes of a meeting held February 21 2012 between traders and the Department of Planning.

These are courtesy of Independent for Kalamunda Greg Ross, and thank him for the assistance.

 

Editor
Saturday, 12 January 2013

In Part 2 of the WA Government stripping planning laws for local Councils Subiaco Mayor Henderson articulates her shock at treatment received from the Western Australian Government, and criticises the undemocratic approach.

Editor
Thursday, 10 January 2013

The WA Government taken away the rights of Local Council and and Local communities to determine the type of buildings and structures they wish in their community.

This has been done with changes to planning laws and the imposition of DAP (Development Assessment Panels) and the MRD (Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority).

As a consequence of the the Western Suburbs Alliance was born.

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Sunday, 06 January 2013

Innterview (part 2) with Nedlands Independent candidate Max Hipkins on WTV Shadow Boxing show, who is looking to take the seat from Liberal Bill Marmion.

Hipkins who has a background in planning has stated that the current government has taken away the planning rights of local communities and the vested interests of the development industry are being pandered too.

Editor
Thursday, 03 January 2013

In a recent interview Independent candidate for Cottesloe Kevin Morgan has labeled his dealing with Premier Barnett are those of a bully.

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