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81 months ago
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82 months ago
Sarah Lewin uploaded a new avatar. Jan 18
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92 months ago
Thomas wrote on Thomas's Walls Mar 29
Shubhra Kokir and Ganesh Penfold are now friends Mar 07
John Byrne I came across two websites which may be of interest to the Crew (you may already have read them of course) The first is a CSIRO report on the values of property close to groundwater sources http://www.clw.csiro.au/publications/waterforahealthycountry/2007/wfhc_valueurbanwetlands.pdf This is another report which stresses the importance of the best practice method of assessing management and development of the mound. An abstract is here: The simulation paradigm is now considered to be the best approach because simulation models can be more representative of reality and many of the decision variables are not under full control of the stakeholders. If the optimisation paradigm can be used, decisions would be assumed on behalf of other stakeholders. Therefore, optimisation will lead to isolation of the other stakeholders in the water resources planning process, rather than their involvement. Furthermore, dynamic simulation is much more transparent compared to optimisation techniques, which allows the user to understand the interaction and relationships among the different variables, especially the variables related to people. Apart from the difficulty of merging data and pieces of information of a diverse nature (often qualitative and incomplete) two other reasons prevail. The first is the need to comply with vast numbers of rules and regulations that are related to water resources planning and management but often are not provided in an integrated, harmonised and rational framework. The second reason is the increasing claim for community participation in decision-making processes. In summary, our view is that the most fruitful approach is to use computer-based tools (DSS) to predict and assess the effects of any actions by performing an integrated analysis of environmental and socio-economic aspects. Doesn’t sound like our government has read it? http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim09/I11/elmahdi_I11.pdf A good turn out for the march today, well organised (three of our family attended) our thanks to the organisers and Crew who must have worked tirelessly over the last couple of months, it’s a great credit to them. The report on 'The Wests' website reads like a Paul Miles spin. Mar 06
Cheryl Cundall On 3-3-10, I attended a public information session, run by the Department of Planning and project partners involved in preparing the Industrial Land strategy (ILS). During the meeting, the panelists referred to rankings attributed to the priority [purple] and possible [blue] industrial areas, as identified in the map on page 25 of the draft ILS. Because page 26 of the draft ILS, 3.3.1 Future Possible Industrial Sites (Landbank), includes the statement: "Of the 29 new industrial sites identified, twenty-three [blue] sites were determined as being suitable for industrial development within the Perth and Peel regions. These sites should be considered as a landbank for future industrial land supply to ensure that the long-term demand for industrial land can be met. These sites will be supported for further investigation only if the current [purple] priority sites fail to deliver the projected land supply owing to major land constraints and other issues, and the situation will be monitored annually." I am concerned about which [blue] areas are going to be targeted next if the [purple] areas aren’t given the go-ahead so I asked the panel if the priority rankings were going to be disclosed. Rebecca Hollett (representing project partner, Aurecon) was asked to respond. She stated that the rankings were included in a CD-ROM relating to the draft ILS, copies of which were available to the meeting attendees. Needless to say, I helped myself to a copy of the CD-ROM so that I could study the rankings myself. I was also concerned that there was no legend to a series of maps in the draft ILS, which commence on page 29 of the draft ILS, so I asked panelists John Chortis (Dept of Planning) and Rebecca Hollett (Aurecon), to explain why there was no legend to the colour-coding of these maps and to explain the colour-codings to me. They were unable to do so. Although I didn’t state the reason for my concern, it was because I’d noted that 2 of the [blue] possible sites in our environs, Nowergup (1) and Jandabup, are coloured grey in the map on page 29 of the draft ILS. Having perused the contents of the CD-ROM, it appears that the 2 concerns I’ve raised are well-founded, valid and linked. On the CD-ROM there’s a report to government, prepared by Aurecon, labelled “Rep04_Industrial Land Capacity Assessment_Final Report APPEN.pdf”. On page 19 of this report, I located the chart of Multi-Criteria Workshop Rankings, which Rebecca had referred me to. In the north-east sector, both Nowergup (1) and Jandabup are given the highest land status value, being 5 on a scale of 1 to 5. Coincidentally, these are the same 2 areas which are coloured grey in the map on page 29 of the draft ILS! The same land status rankings apply to grey-coloured areas of the other Locality Plan maps in the draft ILS. We need to be vigilant in respect of the government’s plans for the Nowergup (1) and Jandabup sites, as the environmental impact of developing them would be the same as for the South Pinjar site. All 3 sites fall into the P1 public drinking water zone, are subject to the same risk of acid sulphate soils, would impact on local wetlands, flora and fauna and the amenity, health and land values of nearby residents. I encourage anyone lodging a submission on the draft ILS to recommend that these areas also be excised from any development plans. In support of this recommendation, refer to another of Aurecon’s reports to government: Rep04_Industrial Land Capacity Assessment_FINAL REPORT.pdf , which can also be found on the CD-ROM. Aurecon ranks Nowergup (1) and Jandabup CONSIDERABLY HIGHER than South Pinjar in their assessment of Northern Region Sites (refer Table 5.2 on page 55 of this report). Pages 27, 30, 31 and 32 of this report also contain some very disturbing comparisons and references to the features of these sites. Although CREW’s primary focus has been on South Pinjar, I hope that everyone recognises that the threat to other nearby communities is just as real and that you are willing to support those of us who are bound to be next in the government’s firing line. Mar 06
Cheryl Cundall uploaded a new avatar. Mar 06
94 months ago
Salvatore The East Wanneroo Area should be urbanized for the following good reasons: -Close to Shopping Centres -Close to Hospitals -Close to City of Joondulup -Close to Schools When you keep urbanizing the coast , you have to continue building all of the above. We have been waiting for Urbanization of this land for 30 years. Jan 12
95 months ago
Michael Kingham Hi, my name is Mike, my property is in the south east corner of the developement area, I have been involved with the rezoning for more than 8 years, attending every meeting, making many phone calls, and making submissions at every stage. I would like to know, why, at this final stage, the plan that the Community Consultative Committee,along with the Land owners, agreed upon has been basically changed.I am, and always have been, in favour of redevelopement, but I have many friends who live in areas, such as Bebich estate, Lenore/ Franklin Roads, and around Lake Adams,who have not had to be concerned about rezoning for urban, as it has NEVER been in any plan that these areas be developed. Why has the plan, that was agreed, been changed so drastically?.Our local M.P. & Minister, have done a great job,in getting to this structure plan up and running,(considering that they both moved into empty offices,without a scrap of paper or file, anywhere,and had to restart from square one) having been in office for such a short time, but WHY has the plan been changed? one can only assume that the persons who prepared this Structure plan at WAPC, have never set foot in the area, and haven't seen the magnificent houses, and properties they wish to urbanise.(for example, Elliot road is proposed to cut through the newly, built by the congregation, Coptic church,as well as two,very expensive, Mansions,on the corner of Elliot/Benmuni Roads, plus cut thro. DUVA's Deli, which has a big,multi used,very expensive, mobile phone tower,)I think the Plan Makers, at WAPC should venture out from their ivory towers,in Perth, and come and spend a couple of days looking around the area to make sure they are not making stupid mistakes and looking complete idiots!.I was of the impression that the previous plan had very few objections and the vast majority were happy with it. WHY HAS IT BEEN CHANGED?. Dec 16
Marc uploaded a new avatar. Dec 13
Susi Prendergast happy about the extended date - eukeka Dec 11
sundarii cowper uploaded a new avatar. Dec 10
Susi Prendergast Have reached the 50 mark! hippee half way to my target Dec 10

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