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Darwin marked as Australia’s most sustainable city

Darwin and Brisbane have been ranked as the country’s most sustainable capitals while Perth is the least sustainable in an assessment of the carbon footprint of Australia’s 20 largest cities. Shame on Perth! More information about this story can be found here  http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/06/15/2926835.htm?section=justin


New WAPC subdivision fees

Just thought anyone interested would like to know.  The Western Australian Planning Commission has just released new fees for subdivision application from the 1 July 2010. Also all guides, subdivision development forms and lease/licence forms have been updated to advise that agendas and minutes of WAPC meetings will be made available on the PlanningWA website […]


Scenarios for the Burswood Peninsula redevelopment

The draft framework envisions the creation of two high-density and high-activity transit oriented urban centres constructed around Burswood and Belmont Park railway stations. Each scenario seeks to enhance the tourism and recreational function of the area, in addition to optimising the State’s existing investment in regional transport infrastructure, including: the Perth to Armadale/Thornlie passenger railway […]


State Government releasing control over commercial floorspace

Great news the State Government is releasing control over commercial floorspace which means the previous cap on the amount of floor space for retail will be removed. Again originally from Brisbane, I am surprised by the restrictions placed on commercial activity which ultimately reduces the ability for growth and innovation. Read all about it here […]


Post Natal Depression and Urbanisation.

Interesting blog about the impacts of urbanisation and post natal depression. http://malaysianmedicine.wordpress.com/2005/09/12/urbanisation-link-to-post-natal-blues/ Food for thought…Extended families are an important component in helping raising young families.  Urbanisation is seeing young families being pushed away from the close family connections.


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