Friday, 13 April 2007

The petititon site

In these pictures you can see some of the damage of the bush. Please take action and sign the petition. Let's save the bushland!!!

It is truly heartbreaking all the bush that is destroyed to make more and more houses here in Perth. I consider myself partially responsible for this because I live in Butler where it was a bush until quite recently. However I was completely unaware how tragic the situation was until I finally saw the destruction with my own eyes. It's very sad to see the big empty spaces where it was once bush, with all the uprooted trees piled up on the sides of the road. And it is not uncommon to find dead animals like snakes, lizards and even kangaroos.
Australia is indeed a blessed country. I know because I come from Europe where wild animals are virtually impossible to find anymore. But here you can see kangaroos, possums, lizards - and this is wonderful. Shouldn't we then preserve as much of these precious things as we possibly can?
I hope that the Western Australian State Government will attempt to find a solution before it's too late. Our future depend on what we do now!

Heartbreaking news

This is the news about the destiny of Alkimos area (North Coast Times). Very depressing:
A district structure plan for Alkimos Eglinton will be released for public comment.
Councillors accepted the plan at a council meeting last week with a condition that the proponent, who submitted the document on behalf of landowner, completes three specified tasks before and during the advertising period.
These task include the preparation of a staged plan for the 2606ha development.
It is the next major stage of development in the North-West corridor.
A council report says that councillors did not need to assess the structure plan in detail before moving forward.
A preliminary overview found that the document was ready for advertising.
The city will now forward a copy of the structure plan to the WA Planning Commission and with an accompanying invitation for the WAPC to comment.
The development will attract between 53.000 and 55.000 people and about 20.000 more dwellings to the city.
It could include regional centres, service commercial areas, coastal villages, local centres, playing fields and pedestrian and cycle paths as well as provisions for various local and regional employment opportunities.

No one mentions all the trees and animals that are going to die in the name of progress