Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

the fact that a court de­ci­sion ruled that the cor­rect en­vi­ron­men­tal process had not been fol­lowed.

Does Cr Portelli be­lieve he has a greater un­der­stand­ing of all the facts than the judge who made this de­ci­sion?

More­over, the process lacked rea­son­able com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion and the study of in­dige­nous cul­tural sig­nif­i­cance. I am not sure if he is look­ing at it ob­jec­tively. THE loss of Carn­aby's black cock­a­toos should be a warn­ing to all of us like the ca­nary in the coalmine.

Un­fet­tered growth in Perth to 3.5 mil­lion is just un­sus­tain­able.

When will a politi­cian fi­nally stand up and tell the truth that an econ­omy built on the growth mantra comes at an un­ac­cept­able en­vi­ron­men­tal and so­cial cost.

Did any­one ac­tu­ally ask Perth cit­i­zens if they want to live in a city of 3.5 mil­lion?

Con­ges­tion, lack of wa­ter and power are all is­sues we can do with­out. Aus­tralia does not need to grow through pop­u­la­tion in­crease.

Asian and In­dian growth will take care of any growth re­quired.

It is time to look se­ri­ously at de­cen­tral­i­sa­tion with a new city in the Kim­ber­ley and fast rail to our south­west with far more live­able cities at Bun­bury, Bus­sel­ton and Albany.

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