North Metro Issues

PLANNING — URBAN INFILL

HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [9.48 pm]: I rise tonight to speak about a number of local planning issues that are arising in the North Metropolitan Region. During the winter recess I was approached by a number of residents and community groups from different parts of my region who are quite concerned about the future of their neighbourhoods. Their concern is primarily about the management of infill within Perth. The Greens are very supportive of the principle of infill; it is an important strategy to prevent an ever-expanding Perth region.

INNER CITY COLLEGE — MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

548. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Planning:

I refer to the memorandum of understanding between the City of Subiaco and the Western Australian government regarding the revocation of the management order over Subiaco Oval and Kitchener Park to allow the site works for the Inner City College.

(1)  Will the minister please table this document?

(2)  If not, why not?

Bizarre decision by EPA on wave park contradicts its own advice

Greens Member for North Metropolitan Region Hon Alison Xamon MLC has said she is stunned by the Environmental Protection Authority’s decision not to reject a wave park proposed for a conservation area on the banks of the Swan River.

Ms Xamon said given the proposed development is located almost entirely within Bush Forever Site 331 on land that has been earmarked for 20 years for rehabilitation to protect and enhance the adjacent estuary, she would expect a firm ‘no’ from the EPA to any large development on this site.

SHENTON PARK REHABILITATION HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT SITE — BUSHLAND CLEARING — LEMNOS STREET

HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [6.20 pm]: As members would be aware, I have spoken quite a number of times on the issue of the Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital site. There are some additional developments that I will speak to tonight. There is a general agreement that the patch of bushland that we are talking about is a threatened ecological community because it contains banksia woodland.

SHENTON PARK REHABILITATION HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT SITE — BUSHLAND CLEARING — LEMNOS STREET

231. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Minister for Environment:

I refer to tabled paper 1189 in which the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions provided strong advice regarding the treatment of banksia woodland threatened ecological communities in relation to the clearing application for the Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital site, and I note that the agency provided no comment at all on the same clearing required for the subdivision application currently before the WA Planning Commission. Why did the DBCA not provide comment —

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