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  • CREW - Clearwater Revival East Wanneroo

    CREW has been challenging state government plans for East Wanneroo since 2004. First the Labor government in relation to urban development over high risk acid sulphate soils, and now the Liberals in relation to their industry plans. We are for progressive plans that are good for the economy, the environment and the social fabric of east and south Wanneroo, the proposed industrial plans on top of Perth's drinking water will do the opposite.

  • Our Campaign

    We want to bring public attention to government plans to place industry on what is now crown land within the most important area of the Gnangara Mound, that is, its Priority One Public Drinking Resource Area. We want the public to make their own assessment of this plan and support our campaign to stop it, if they agree that this is an outrageous plan.

  • How important is our campaign?

    Many people know how important the Gnangara Mound and its water is to Perth.

    Google Gnangara Mound and water and you will find a myriad of documents from the department of water plus so many scientists stating how important this body of water is for Perth and the purity of its public drinking water.

Key Issues


THE EMPLOYMENT SPIN 1

A BAD EMPLOYMENT MODEL
When you create a vast over-supply of a particular type of employment, which this so called industrial employment plan does, it will come at the expense of the creation of other types of jobs, and so will be bad for local employment. Read More
Released on 24/2/2013
Updated on 3/3/2013

WHAT TYPE OF INDUSTRY PART 1

SUBSTANDARD PLANNING PROCEDURES
In late 2009 the Government simultaneously released two planning documents that contradicted each other about the amount and type of industry they were proposing to place within the P1 water boundary. Why?Read More
Released on 2/2/2013
Updated on 3/3/2013

WHAT TYPE OF INDUSTRY PART 2

COVERING THEIR TRACKS?
Two contradictory planning documents released at the same time, yet only one has been removed from the department of plannings website including the analysis of its public submissions. Is there something they don’t want the public to see?.... Read More
Released on 24/2/2013
Updated on 3/3/2013

DID JOHN DAY MISLEAD PARLIAMENT?

In defence of the Planning Department, John Day quoted in parliament a document that did not exist. He was responding to questions from the public about the document that first proposed these industrial plans, the Draft East Wanneroo Structure Plan…..

Read More
Released on 24/2/2013

HOW COSY IS GOVERNMENT WITH BIG BUSINESS?

A growing number of controversial decisions made by the government in recent times raises serious question about a willingness to compromise good policy to appease big business. For instance the James Price gas hub and most recently Chevron's Wheatstone project..... Read More
Released on 2/2/2013

SOMETHING STINKS 1

An article in the West Australian points to revenue raising as the key reason crown land is to be sold for industry such as South Pinjar and Jandabup.... Read More
Released on 7/2/2013

SOMETHING STINKS 2

If the development of the proposed South Pinjar and Jandabup industrial sites,( area 12km2), can raise hundreds of millions of dollars how much money can be made from 220km2?.... Read More
Released on 7/2/2013
Updated on 12/2/2013



Bellevue Industrial Fire, Perth's toxic nightmare

Youtube Video

Do we want this happening on top of Perth’s water supply? Eleven years on, the site itself is still listed as a contaminated site. The zoning of this industrial park was, and still is, general industry.

The government first proposed a heavier type of industry than "general industry" on top of Perth's water supply. After a huge public outcry they now claim only light and general industry will be allowed on this site (we have reason to believe otherwise - see WHAT TYPE OF INDUSTRY PART 2 under Key Issues), even so, it will be the same type of industry that caused the Bellevue fire.

They tell us to trust their investigation into whether or not industry can be safley placed within what is now the "Priority One Public Resource" area of the Gnangara Mound. One earns the trust of people through one's actions. The public shouldn't have to spend valuable time and energy researching government documents and scrutinising spin just to find out what is really going on.

CREW is pro economic development but not at the detriment of the environment or social fabric of the City of Wanneroo. There will always be compromise but economic, social and environmental considerations must be balanced in regards to developmental plans if there is to be a healthy outcome for the community. For government plans to be legitimate in the eyes of Wanneroo residents their intentions and plans must be transparent as well as the planning process.

 

Environmental Quote

"Let every individual and institution now think and act as a responsible trustee of Earth, seeking choices in ecology, economics and ethics that will provide a sustainable future, eliminate pollution, poverty and violence, awaken the wonder of life and foster peaceful progress in the human adventure."

— John McConnell, founder of International Earth Day

Social Quote

... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

This is how change happens

We need your support and input to make changes in our community. Our vision is to create a place where everyday people can be heard and have the power to make choices. We are not only the custodians of our homes, but also our communities.

The CREW team, Banksia Grove, Mariginiup, Carramar, Tapping and surrounding suburbs
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