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Industrial Land Strategy 2009

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Just like the oil rig fire in the East Timor Sea, mistakes or accidents do happen. There is only one Gnangara Mound. Beside being a particularly pure source of drinking water, the Gnangara Mound supplies Perth with half of its water... Read More
Submitted on 10/02/2010


The government now claims they never intended to put "Special Industry" on the Gnangara Mound. They claim that what they wrote in their Industrial Land Strategy document was a mistake... Read More
Submitted on 10/02/2010


The government claims it needs the South Pinjar industrial estate because of Wanneroo's expanding population but their calculations just don't add up...Read More
Submitted on 10/02/2010


Having an overly disproportionate amount of industry in Wanneroo for its population, will only lower the quality of life for the residents. Instead of enhancing it by offering a balanced ratio of industrial employment and population...Read More
Submitted on 10/02/2010

East Wanneroo Structure Plan

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Some in government are saying heavy industry is planned for this area, others in government are saying light industry… Read More
Article Updated on 26/12/09


Due to the abundance of Acid sulphate soils in the areas being developed urban, the deep disturbance of these soils can create the risk of the areas becoming toxic and the groundwater highly polluted. Developers and government …….Read More
Article posted on 06/12/009 - Updated on 21/12/09


The introduction of industry in an urban or rural community often negatively impacts home values and lifestyle. Planning needs to ensure that there are significant natural vegetation buffers between urban and industrial zones…..Read More
Article Updated on 06/12/09


A major four lane road is planned on the boundary of Pennygum over an aboriginal sacred site and through rare significant bushland. Pennygum residents in good faith purchased their properties around the year 2000…..Read More
Article Updated on 06/12/09


In the previous government plans for this area the zoning of some rural areas was left unchanged. In the new East Wanneroo strategy plan they are now to be zoned urban...Read More
Article Updated on 09/01/10


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