History tells us that wars are usually about two parties arguing because someone is trying to take something that doesn’t belong to them, or they’re defending something that does.
The Kwinana “Buffer Wars” are not new.
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.Industry in Kwinana has been allocated its land, which includes its buffer zone.
No buffer zone, no industrial area – simple. Property developers want to take buffer land and build homes on it.
The statutory authorities are the arbiter, they make the rules to avoid the conflicts. They made the industrial area, they made the buffer, and they made places zoned for homes.
Property developers want industry’s buffer land, and industry doesn’t want to give it up. Here’s the conflict. The arbiter is making decisions that industry thinks favours the property developers, so they’re creating winners and losers. And that cost for the State will be counted in long term jobs lost.
The conflict is escalating, the fighting is getting dirty, the war is on.
Kwinana Industries Council’s perception of a biased planning system. What do you think?
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WA’s biggest push for transparency around political donations
– Liam Bartlett Newstalk Interview with Chris Oughton
What’s all the fuss about the buffer?
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A residential subdivision has just been approved by the Planning Minister, some 6 years after the developer lost all avenues of appeal. How can industry have confidence in a planning system that gives an approval to a rejected proposal? The subdivision is partly inside the industrial buffer zone. Buffer erosion is death by a thousand cuts for an industrial area. Heavy industry is located where it is in Kwinana BECAUSE of the protection from residential encroachment the buffer ensures. KIC wants laws for WA like they have in QLD, NSW, and the ACT to make it illegal for property developers to make political donations. That’s Why.