Canning Accountability, 21 May 2017
When WA Business News announced* in 2015 that a Chinese developer had won a big infill job in Canning, no-one imagined the developer, Sunlong Corporation, would go on to win BIG TIME. In a Council area almost entirely built out but with a huge infill quota to meet, a crucial 25h site became available courtesy of the Housing Authority. Known as the Bentley Regeneration project, at 8kms from the CBD it is remarkably valuable and should have been not only the making of Canning but the key project to prove “density can work” as Perth heads towards a population of 3.5m at 2050.
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The Conversation, 5 April 2017
Opposition to proposed road projects has become a feature of state and federal elections. In Western Australia, protests against the Roe Highway Stage 8 escalated just before Christmas 2016. On the eve of the state election, Main Roads WA contractors (acting at the behest of the then Liberal-National government) pushed forward with the destruction of the environmentally significant Beeliar wetlands. This happened despite considerable community opposition. The Labor opposition, now the newly elected government, declared it would halt the construction if elected.
On Wednesday 12th October, the Department of Transport and the Urbanet Research Network at Curtin University are hosting an International Cycling Workshop. Led by Dr Marco te Brommelstroet, Assistant Professor in Urban Planning at the University of Amsterdam, the workshop will look firstly at cycling infrastructure and practice in The Netherlands and then at how Dutch design ideas could be applied to Perth. It promises to be a fascinating and insightful day.
Wednesday 12 October 2016
Registration from 8:15am, 8:45am start – Close 5:30pm
Perth Town Hall, Corner of Barrack Street and Hay Street, Perth
RSVP/Queries: Sam McLeod, Urbanet, Curtin University firstname.lastname@example.org
The event is free to attend with refreshments and a light lunch provided. Please indicate any special dietary requirements. We hope to see you there.