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Coastal erosion battle escalates

Coastal erosion battle escalates | australian urban growth | Scoop.it
The battle to save some of the state's most spectacular beachfront properties from severe erosion is set to escalate.
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There has recently been major coastal erosion threats around the beaches at Byron Bay, where local residents are now threatening to involve the state government. Local home owners have sent local council letters demanding they be allowed to protect their properties before the erosion issue becomes worse, where their properties would then have to be removed or demolished in the case of severe erosion. 

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Montana Meucci's comment, July 23, 2013 7:09 PM
Recent erosion has significantly engulfed the beaches at Byron Bay. If the situation worsens properties may have to be removed or demolished, hence, landowners affected by coastal hazards can seek approval of their local council to construct works on their land to protect their property.
sasha nicolas's curator insight, July 28, 2013 4:29 PM

there has been threats of erosion on Byron Bay.

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Melbourne will be Australia's biggest city by 2037

Melbourne will be Australia's biggest city by 2037 | australian urban growth | Scoop.it
MELBOURNE will overtake Sydney as Australia's largest city within three decades, with a lack of housing in NSW driving migrants south.
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By 2037, Melbourne is expected to take over as being Australia's largest populated city due to the shift in economic fortunes. It is predicted that Melbourne's population will reach by 2037, 5.7 billion. The report says the five major problems with planning in NSW are high regulatory risk, high development levies, under-supply of development sites, lack of support for large projects, and landlord market power.

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Grace Macpherson's curator insight, July 27, 2013 8:41 PM

It is forcasted that by the year 2037 Melbourne will overtake Sydeny as Australia biggest city. Victori is booming and thought to be on the upward spirral, yet Sydney with it's lack of and unafffordable housing is on the downward spiral. If this were to happen, Sydney and Melbourne would ultimately suffer, with sydneys lack of people and Melbourne's influx of People. Poeple's need for more housing and money has caused this problem as now people are struggling to find suitable houses or space. This article has not specified but generalises it to the city of Sydney and Melbourne.

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Coastal erosion battle escalates

Coastal erosion battle escalates | australian urban growth | Scoop.it
The battle to save some of the state's most spectacular beachfront properties from severe erosion is set to escalate.
Lauren Majarres's insight:

There has recently been major coastal erosion threats around the beaches at Byron Bay, where local residents are now threatening to involve the state government. Local home owners have sent local council letters demanding they be allowed to protect their properties before the erosion issue becomes worse, where their properties would then have to be removed or demolished in the case of severe erosion. 

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Montana Meucci's comment, July 23, 2013 7:09 PM
Recent erosion has significantly engulfed the beaches at Byron Bay. If the situation worsens properties may have to be removed or demolished, hence, landowners affected by coastal hazards can seek approval of their local council to construct works on their land to protect their property.
sasha nicolas's curator insight, July 28, 2013 4:29 PM

there has been threats of erosion on Byron Bay.

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Dump the big bins to boost recycling

Dump the big bins to boost recycling | australian urban growth | Scoop.it
FAMILIES will have to squash their weekly rubbish into smaller garbage bins if a state government investigation proves big wheelie bins are making us lazy about recycling.
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Latest figures show 1.88 million tonnes of waste was sent to landfill and just 1.63 million tonnes collected for recycling in 2010-11 and the belief is that our larger bins are part of the problem. Recycling rates have risen to 46.5 per cent of all waste from 37.8 per cent a decade ago as more residents and councils tried to do the right thing.

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Air quality in Sydney breaches safe levels 19 times

Air quality in Sydney breaches safe levels 19 times | australian urban growth | Scoop.it
Sydneysiders endured 37 days of high air pollution last year, with air quality breaching national standards on 19 days, says the NSW opposition.
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Over the past few years, Sydney's air quality has decreased significantly with statistics showing that the number of high pollution days has almost doubled from 19 days in 2007/2008 to 37 days in 2008/2009.

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Montana Meucci's comment, July 23, 2013 6:44 PM
Figures show that over the past few years, Sydney’s air quality has considerably worsened and have lead to the breaching of national standards - the number of high pollution days has almost doubled from 19 days in 2007/08 to 37 days in 2008/09. In addition, Sydney's record was boosted last year to become the city with the dirtiest air in Australia.