The property buyback comes more than a decade after the WA Environmental Protection Authority flagged it was concerned about the possible health effects of dust on people living near the port — in particular, its links to heart and lung disease.
Pringle was concerned how much it would cost the council to ensure compliance with the proposed new rules. He wanted the companies to put restrictions directly on their websites, preventing the home from being booked if it had reached its allowed number of days.
But some councillors say the consenting system is unlikely to address the issues it is designed to resolve. The proposal only narrowly passed nine votes to eight, with councillors Jake McLellan, Catherine Chu, James Daniels, James Gough, Yani Johanson, Aaron Keown, Sam MacDonald and Phil Mauger voting against.
The report said there was about 12 years to make the dramatic reductions needed in global net carbon emissions to get climate change under control. “In order to reduce emissions drastically in 12 years is going to take radical action,” Lockett said. “I’m not getting that sense or urgency from our Government.”
BUSTED: ”Many of us as individuals have very high greenhouse gas footprints. Last year, New Zealand’s gross emissions per person were the seventh highest among the 41 industrialised countries. That means as individuals, many of us are amongst the top 10 percent of high emitters globally. This matters, because as Kevin Anderson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change at […]
Learning to be a cut above Adrian Evans started his barbershop, The Gentry, five years ago and had just opened a second shop in Auckland’s new Commercial Bay retail district when the lockdowns brought business to a grinding halt.
“The RMA doesn’t stop a huge amount of stuff happening. The main complaint is it introduces a lot of uncertainty and churn about how long it will take to get consent, the terms that will be imposed, and how much money it will cost to get there.”
“We’re delighted with the amount of interest the project has generated in the science and, monster or not, we are going to understand Loch Ness, and the life in it, in a new way.”