The Kalamunda Public Forum (Tue 12th Feb) has been praised as a success, with a turn-out of just under 100 people, in oppressive heat and humidity. Several councillors in attendance were impressed enough to ask the guest speakers to meet with the council to discuss the implications of Colin Barnett’s and John Day’s Development Assessment Panels and looming forced amalgamations.
We are receiving calls from people who could not attend and are seeking transcripts and information. The event was filmed by WTV Ch 44 and will be broadcast in it’s edited entirety at a yet to be announced time slot next week and also as featured excerpts accompanying the showing of “State of Siege” the Dennis Grosvenor film about cosy government and developers at work in NSW.
State of Siege is a must-see for anyone concerned at the direction Colin Barnett and John Day are taking this state, removing planning power from local communities. It will be shown at 9.00pm on Saturday 16th February on WTV Ch 44 (you must have digital reception to view Ch 44). It will then be repeated on Friday 8th March at 6.00pm – the day before the elections and coincidentally, my birthday!
The edited Kalamunda Forum will be screened on WTV Ch 44 Wednesday 20th February at 8.30pm. After it’s been to air, it will be available as a YouTube link and I’ll post the link here.
I would like to thank my guest speakers, Dr Linley Lutton, Dr Beth Schultz AO, Colin Latchem and Ken Eastwood AM and my great much-loved mate Ted Bull for acting as MC. Also, may I please add my gratitude to all of you for attending and very grateful thanks to those members of the audience who not only collectively donated almost $400.00 towards the cost of the evening, but also volunteered to man polling booths for me on Election Day. Ann and I are genuinely very humbled at the level of support, thank you so much.