Geothermal to power new Pilbara city

A stretch of land between Onslow and Carnarvon holds significant geothermal power potential and Perth company New World Energy has been named winner applicant for nine permits in that hot spot.

It will be steam power from this region that is likely to contribute significantly to the future energy needs of the region. The energy is essentially free of greenhouse gas emissions. Given the amount of activity expected in the Pilbara over the coming decades, the demand for energy in the region is expected to exceed 1500MW. Much of this demand will be generated by the massive LNG plants such as Woodside's Pluto project.


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A new look for Perth


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2022 Commonwealth Games coming to Western Australia

Premier Colin Barnett has indicated that Perth will have the appropriate stadium infrastructure to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

If Australia's bid to host the Soccer World Cup is successful, then Subiaco Oval will need to be redeveloped & this will have a bearing on Perth's ability to host the Commonwealth Games.


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C2030 Perth - Future Vision

A future vision of Perth emerged at the Landcorp C2030 summit on Friday 31st July 2010.

Prepare for a future of opportunity with Perth taking its place at the centre of a booming economic powerhouse – Western Australia. A glowing jewel of water and light on the pacific rim, boasting a thriving arts culture, cutting edge infrastructure, world class living standards and education centre of choice for many Asian students.


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C2030 Perth - Planning

General Peter Cosgrove (Ret.) talked about planning from a military perspective. Some of the important points he made at the C2030 Perth summit included –
  • A planning culture needs to be developed
  • Leadership is needed for looking at complexity & reducing to simplicity so as to be able to communicate the plan
  • Focus on most urgent & achievable parts of the plan
  • Solve problems laterally but deploy the plan in a linear fashion
  • Leaders envisage the end outcome and articulate the vision
  • Leaders have to be good at picking the right experts
  • Leaders need to be able to cope with adversity
  • Condition the team to cope with setbacks
  • Build agility into the team

 


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C2030 Perth - The role of government

Gary Prattley, WA Planning Commission, Anne Nolan, Department of State Development, Kellie Benda, RAC & Bart Boelen, Georgiou discussed the place of government in the development process. Major points included -
  • Western Australia is the most exciting state
  • We need a vision
  • Government has a leading role
  • Approval processes are flawed
  • Urgent need to adjust
  • An independent public service needed (independent of government)
  • Future of Perth needs long term thinking
  • Road network is critical but neglected
  • Perth needs to remain affordable
  • Perth should not compare itself or its’ needs with Sydney or Melbourne

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C2030 Perth - Big picture ideas

Big picture ideas for Western Australia were presented by Brett McCarthy, The West Australian, Steve Woodland, State Government Architect, Alan R Dodge AM and Elizabeth Shaw, UN Youth Ambassador
  • Perth should be home to more scientific bodies
  • High speed trains with monorails linking major centres away from the central rail network including the airport, universities and city centres
  • Cultural centre on the Indian Ocean rim
  • World centre of indigenous culture
  • River of lights along the river
  • Mix of retail, residential and business in the CBD
  • Make Perth attractive for the type of people we want here including innovative, community minded people
  • Home to international students from around the world
  • Retain people with quality of life & critical mass
  • Adapt time to our needs. Longer opening hours for shops & cultural centres given our long working days
  • Bold leadership required
  • Link Kings Park to the city of Perth
  • Develop a sense of identity
  • Change collective mindset to say yes more often
  • Look to the future
  • Develop Cottesloe foreshore

 


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C2030 Perth - Infrastructure planning & process

John Langoulant from Australian Capital Equity presented a session on Infrastructure & the planning process at C2030 Perth. Some of his points included –
  • All about process
  • Process in development in Western Australia is poor
  • Like to see long term plans
  • Will be a leading economy
  • Perth sits on the Indian Ocean Rim
  • Perth should be a centre for the provision of health services, research and tourism
  • There are too many vested interests
  • Perth could be home to the performing arts and have multiple cultural precincts
  • Maximise access, reduce regulation
  • Build a world class modern stadium
  • There are issues with planning & politicians
  • Perth needs adaquate infrastructure to sustain the population on the future
  • There needs to be active planning and provisioning of infrastructure, most importantly, active government engagement
  • Rather than rush projects through without enough capital, wait until they can be funded properly i.e. Bell Tower & Convention Centre
  • Government needs to get better at recognising infrastructure needs
  • Need to encourage an art culture incubator
  • Planning has failed – no great strategy
  • Government never had a direction
  • There are over 600 submissions to the federal government for projects across the country
  • Need a better process for getting projects onto that long list
  • Too many cost blowouts on projects
  • Planning for a new sports stadium has been a failure
  • People should come first
  • Need good planning process

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C2030 Perth - Motivation

Lindsay Fox showed what it takes to be successful in business. He gave a highly motivating talk at the C2030 Perth summit and focused on community and the value in giving something back. He suggested that we are the lucky country and that to be successful in business takes practical thinking and common sense.

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C2030 Perth - The future of Perth city

Professor Richard Weller presented a fascinating topic on what the future holds for Perth at the C2030 Perth summit. Some of the major topic points included –

  • Perth is currently network centric
  • By 2050 Perth will have doubled in size, the magnetism if the CBD will have given way to multiple nodes and the city will be polycentric
  • The city will be far from self sufficient
  • The population will have expanded from 1.6 million to between 3 and 4.2 million
  • 1.1   million new homes or 1.4 million new apartments will have been built
  • 85% of all new development will be urban sprawl
  • Suburbs are not necessarily a negative and will still be good places to live in though expect the size of the backyard to keep decreasing as it is used less & less
  • Massive amounts of land are still available, at least 118,000 hectares inland
  • Already, Perth is the biggest sprawled city on the planet
  • Spread out cities are not the optimal configuration. Density & size brings the benefit of inverse power requirement ratios
  • If everyone on the planet were to live like we do in Perth, we’d need 5 planets the size of Earth

 


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