Presentation - Contemporary issues in coastal management and planning


I recently delivered a presentation as part of Coast to Coast Conference. The session identified the key coastal management and planning issues for WA.

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Community do not want more housing and less green space in WA: Greens

Media statement, Monday, 27 October 2014.

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has rejected a report due to be released next year by a UWA assistant professor that suggests building houses on green space is the best solution for addressing urban sprawl.
 
“This is ridiculous, if there were no negative impacts to come out of filling in most of our parks with housing to combat urban sprawl, we would have done it already. Luckily our community and our planners (to some degree) have a sense of hindsight and recognise that keeping open leafy space benefits the community in a plethora of ways.
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Undemocratic amalgamations will destroy strong council identities in South Metro Region: Greens

Media statement, Friday, 24 October 2014.

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has expressed deep disappointment about the lack of community consultation in the South Metropolitan Region on local government amalgamations, stating that “the ‘boundary adjustments’ serve as a loophole to avoid Dadour poll provisions which give locals a say”.

“My electorate has been silenced on a whole host of ‘adjustments’ that will fundamentally change the communities that we live in from Canning to Kwinana”, said Ms MacLaren. Read more »

Premier withdraws drum line program at last minute: Greens call for funds to be redirected to local coastal communities' responses

Media statement, Friday, 24 October 2014

Premier Barnett must take responsibility for wasting State and Federal resources on his failed shark drum line program and must now let local coastal communities decide the best way to send public money on coastal protection, Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren says.

"Premier Barnett waited until the very last minute last night (Thursday 23 October) to withdraw his proposed three year drum line program, which was being assessed by the Federal Department of Environment with a decision by Minister Hunt due this morning,"  Ms MacLaren said. Read more »

Greens seek revocation of sustainable forest management certification handed to the Forest Products Commission

Media statement, Thursday, 23 October 2014.

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has labelled the Forest Products Commission (FPC) ‘remarkably audacious and plainly irresponsible’ for seeking (and gaining) an environmental tick of approval from the world’s leading timber certifying body, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

“How the FPC has managed to persuade the FSC that it meets the criteria for sustainable and ethical forest management remains to be seen. I will be asking the Minister for Forestry whether she believes that wood chipping 600 year old karri trees and destroying habitat for WA endemic endangered species is sustainable. Read more »

Greens seek revocation of sustainable forest management certification handed to the Forest Products Commission

Media statement, Thursday, 23 October 2014.

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has labelled the Forest Products Commission (FPC) ‘remarkably audacious and plainly irresponsible’ for seeking (and gaining) an environmental tick of approval from the world’s leading timber certifying body, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

“How the FPC has managed to persuade the FSC that it meets the criteria for sustainable and ethical forest management remains to be seen. I will be asking the Minister for Forestry whether she believes that wood chipping 600 year old karri trees and destroying habitat for WA endemic endangered species is sustainable. Read more »