North Metro Issues

Greens concerns over Planning Bill remain

The Planning and Development Amendment Bill 2020 today passed both houses of Parliament.

The Bill provided some long overdue planning reform, but also created a new streamlined approvals process for large developments that sits outside of regular planning law.

Among a number of other concerns, this Bill allows the Minister for Planning to direct another government agency to do things that would otherwise be illegal.

Hon Tim Clifford, Greens Spokesperson for Planning:

ENVIRONMENT — NOISE MONITORING — SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT PRECINCTS

2884. Hon Alison Xamon to the Minister for Environment:
I refer to the Special Entertainment Precincts Reform project, and I ask:

(a)  what ongoing noise monitoring and evidence-based assessment has been, or is currently undertaken in the proposed Northbridge Special Entertainment Precinct ‘core’ and ‘frame’ areas to inform the Government’s decision making;

(b)  could the Minister please specify the location of any and all noise monitoring stations in this area:

PLANNING — PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN SITE — DEMOLITION

2812. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Planning:

I refer to the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority’s plans for the demolition of Princess Margaret Hospital, and I ask:

(a) has an asbestos assessment of the site been undertaken:

(i) if yes to (a), will the Minister please table that assessment, if no, why not; and

(b)  will the demolition of the site begin by December 2020;

PLANNING — SUBIACO EAST REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT

 2802. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Planning:

I refer to the $227 million budgeted for the Subiaco East redevelopment and I ask:

(a)  could the Minister please itemise the $227 million;

(b)  which, if any, stages of the development of the Bob Hawke College have been included in this $227 million?

Hon Stephen Dawson replied:

Refer to Legislative Council Question on Notice 2771.

PLANNING — SUBIACO EAST REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT

2768. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Planning:

I refer to the answer to my question on notice 2402 answered on 24 September 2019, with tabled paper 3107 Subiaco East Precinct Liaison Committee minutes of meetings 1–8, and I ask will the Minister please table the minutes of any and all subsequent meetings of that committee?

Hon Stephen Dawson replied:

Refer to Legislative Council Question on Notice 2772 -

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