VENUE CHANGED TO TUCKEY ROOM, MANDURAH CITY CIVIC CENTRE,
83 MANDURAH TERRACE, DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND…
• A detailed Strategic Assessment by the WA Government is open for public comment until early April
• The Strategic Assessment addresses the environmental impacts of future development of the Perth and Peel regions required to support a population of 3.5M
• The public comment period is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to have your say on how the plans will ensure a healthy catchment that supports life and livelihood in the future
• The Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC) will host a public forum to discuss the Strategic Assessment on 11 February 2016 (5.30pm – 7.00pm) at the PHCC Shed
The Perth and Peel regions are projected to grow to 3.5 million people by 2050 – an increase of almost 70% on our current population. Supporting this growth while protecting our unique natural environment is a significant challenge.
The Western Australian Government has released the draft strategic assessment documents, ‘Perth and Peel Green Growth Plan for 3.5 million’ (Green Growth Plan) for a four month public comment period ending on 8 April 2016.
As part of the community consultation process on the draft Green Growth Plan, the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council are hosting a public forum that will enable the community to better understand the strategic assessment process and the resulting Green Growth Plan.
Future development proposed under the strategic assessment will shape the landscape for future generations to come. For instance, the availability and location of residential housing, the location of major roads and consequences for road users, the siting of industrial development nodes, the development of mineral resources (including sand and limestone quarrying) are set out under the plan.
The forum will include a presentation by the Department of Premier and Cabinet as well as a Q&A forum including representatives from the Department of Parks and Wildlife and Department of Water.
Date: Thursday 11 February 2016 – 5.30pm to 7.00pm
Venue: The Tuckey Room, Mandurah City Civic Centre, 83 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah
RSVP: 9 February 2016 – Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (08) 6369 8800
Further information on the Green Growth Plan can be found at: www.dpc.wa.gov.au/greengrowthplan.
Media Contact: Jane O’Malley, Chief Executive Officer, Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, Jane.Omalley@peel-harvey.org.au , (08) 6369 8800