North Metro Issues



HON COLIN TINCKNELL (South West) [10.08 am] — without notice: I move —

That this house —

(a)  recognises that the $64 million savings proposed through education cuts delivered by the McGowan government in the 2018 state budget were unnecessary and have had highly foreseeable consequences, which is particularly evident in the case of the privatisation of the Landsdale Farm School operation;

Use of blue-white LED streetlights disappointing: Greens

Greens Member for the North Metropolitan Region, Hon Alison Xamon, following questions in Parliament has found that the blue-white LED streetlights currently being installed are not fit for purpose and in any event will be superseded by the end of the year.

“Residents in Claremont and other suburbs that have recently had the disruptive blue-white street lights installed are justified in their concerns,” she said. “For the sake of a few months they could have had lighting that meets international standards.”


HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [10.25 am]: I present a petition containing 2 181 signatures couched in the following terms —

To the President and Members of the Legislative Council of the Parliament of Western Australia in Parliament assembled.


915. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Energy:

I refer to the installation of 4000 kelvin correlated colour temperature light-emitting diode streetlights across Perth by Western Power.

(1)  In which suburbs have these streetlights already been installed?

(2)  Would the minister please table the rollout plan for these streetlights; and, if not, why not?


872. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Energy:

I refer to the recommendation of the American Medical Association and the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia that light-emitting diode streetlights in residential areas should be at correlated colour temperature of 3000 kelvin or below and to the rollout of 4000K LED streetlights in Mt Claremont and other suburbs.