Western Australia Party MP Charles Smith said today the Australian Electoral Commission’s (AEC) decision to cut a WA federal seat in light of new population figures, is another example of WA being deprived of necessary political representation.
Upper House Western Australia Party MP Charles Smith rejected the Planning and Development Amendment Bill 2020 in Parliament today, stating the move is an attempt to grant developers unprecedented power at the expense of residents and local government.
Western Australia Party upper house MP Charles Smith this week launched a campaign to restore the Kalamunda Zig Zag Railway to revitalise the Perth hills economically and historically.
Retired engineer John Edmunds devised the restoration plan in 2018 detailing how to turn worn infrastructure into a tourism attraction showcasing Kalamunda’s steam train and working railway history at a reasonable cost.
Western Australia Party MP Charles Smith said Labor’s plan to streamline planning approvals to spur property development amidst the COVID-19 lull, aims to stifle public consultation periods making a mockery of democracy.
The McGowan Government will soon introduce new laws set to simplify the application process for projects valued over $30 million with the WA Planning Commission given power to approve developments for 18 months.
Public consultation periods would not occur under this law.
Western Australia Party MP Charles Smith praised Shire of Mundaring councillors for recently passing a motion to rezone North Stoneville back to rural, preventing the strongly opposed urban development from going ahead.