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  • Save Perth Hills Inc

Did you know Woodside Energy, Australia’s oil and gas giant, had Perth Hills earmarked for a significant industrial project?

While stopping North $toneville is SPH’s priority, we often work behind the scenes, especially if we feel the essence of Perth Hills could be threatened.

Last year Woodside Energy and East Metro Regional Council (EMRC), wanted to build a Carbon-Ethanol Pilot Plant, with an enclosed 24/7 flame  AND a batching plant to ‘encapsulate Toxic Class 5 Fly Ash’. (see image below)

All this, on John Forrest National Park’s southern boundary, at Red Hill’s waste site on Toodyay Rd.

During 2023 SPH and Stoneville & Parkerville Progress Association Inc (SPPA), attended community meetings held by Woodside, which overwhelming opposed the plan.

We also met Woodside, privately, advocating strongly against the plan, citing bushfire and evacuation risks, and the utter inappropriateness of this type of industrialisation in Perth’s Hills.

Well, Woodside has now 'quietly' pulled the pin, citing ‘cost effectiveness’...

We cite the Power of Community.

Our Hills are beautiful and unique – and vulnerable and volatile.

So, take note $atterley... 33-years on, SPH commits to continue to defend our Hills relentlessly, to ensure future planning, in whatever form, safeguards, not endangers, our Community, and our environment.

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  • Save Perth Hills Inc

Updated: Jan 21

We respectfully advise the following post references bushfire trauma

Save Perth Hills respectfully acknowledges the significance of today’s date: January 12.

Today marks ten years since the devastating 2014 bushfires swept through Stoneville, Parkerville, and Mt Helena, with the loss of 57 homes.

It took 3 weeks to extinguish the flames, but, for many, the fallout from this disaster will remain forever.

Commemorating significant events like this is difficult. But days like today can help to remind us of the incredible capacity of our Community to unite and help each other in the most challenging of times.

It can also allow us to feel the reassurance of our collective commitment to make sure planning in our bushfire zones safeguards, and not endangers us, into the future.

Today, and always, we stand as one with our Community…

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  • Save Perth Hills Inc

Megan Adair was $atterley’s hand-picked Planning Director.

Megan’s job was to get Nigel’s North $toneville ‘over the line’.

She did not. Megan is no longer with $atterley...

Just after North $toneville’s December 7th REJECTION, Megan posted on LinkedIn that ‘Opportunity’s knocking’...

She’s setting up a consultancy.

Strange. Because Megan’s credentials suited $atterley’s purpose

Megan sat on WA’s Statutory Planning Committee (SPC).

She was a sudden ‘apology’ for our 2020 SPC hearing. It turned out Megan is partner of Paul McQueen, $atterley’s North $toneville lawyer.

We last saw Megan and Paul, together, at last November SPC’s hearing at Mundaring Arena. Paul’s shiny black Jaguar sported a famous Save Perth Hills sticker resting on it wipers. Go Paul!!

But the power-couple couldn’t convince Megan’s former SPC workmates to approve $atterley’s plan. Both SPC AND WAPC gave it a resounding XXX

So $atterley’s minus a Planning Director – 4 crucial weeks before their Tribunal hearing on ‘next steps’ for their beleaguered townsite plan.

C’mon $atterley.

You're now 2 North $toneville Planning Directors down. (We farewelled Ray Stokes in 2020!)

Our Community is 33 years’ strong...


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