Update: Yeomans' Yobarnie under threat by developers

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  1. lysis films

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    Attention All Permaculturalists,

    There is video on youtube about P.A. Yeomans keyline property 'Yobarnie' in North Richmond, which developers have lodged a DA for 300 medium density houses with a view of another 1,700. They plan to wipe out the keyline dams. The North Richmond residents held a public meeting on the 27th Feb 2009 and have agreed to oppose the DA for many reasons other than it being the best example of the keyline system in Australia, possibly on the planet. Basically the DA was completely floored in most areas but the Richmond Council are planning to pass it anyway. The residents have woken up to the significance of what they have in their 'backyard' and also the dodgy application, and are now taking some action to oppose it. Please take some time to watch the video then go to the website to find out more info and how you can help.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1lI-znogTk
    https://www.cnet.ngo.net.au/content/view/40719/144/

    Please pass this info on to your network.

    cheers,
    Gary Caganoff
     
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    Re: Update: Yeomans' Yobarnie under threat by developers

    G'day Gary :)

    Video is brilliant.

    The link to the website is erroneous. Try this one:

    https://www.cnet.ngo.net.au/content/view/40718/210/

    Thanks for keeping us up to date with the happenings at what is probably the most important (post-contact) cultural heritage site in Australia.

    Question: Does the site have any existing heritage protection, either at the local, regional, state or federal level?

    If so, what do the regulatory authorities have to say about the proposal, and the existing desecration?

    If not, have the heritage authorities been notified? An interim heritage order could be placed on the site to prevent any further destruction. At least then a full legal challenge can be mounted.

    Please keep us in the loop.

    Cheerio, Mark.
     
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    Re: Update: Yeomans' Yobarnie under threat by developers

    Could this be stickied? This is too important to lose sight of.

    It's essential to have the proof that Keyline Systems work and are an integral part of permaculture design. Geoff is looking for examples of permaculture for a coffee table book. It would be a shame to lose this land to development just when more and more people are waking up to the need for human scale systems of productivity and putting them into practice as a result of being faced with the need to be responsible for their own surthrival.

    Best of luck in saving this very important example of working with and caring for the land.
     
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    G'day All

    'Yobarnie' featured on tonight's 7.30 Report.

    Click here for transcript/video/images

    Of particular interest to permaculturists are the following:

    * Archival footage of the late (and great) PA Yeomans - Inventor of the Keyline system and author of four books including The City Forest
    * Archival footage and current comments from David Holmgren - Co-originator of the Permaculture concept and author of many books including Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability
    * Comments from Professor Stuart Hill - Foundation Chair Social Ecology UWS

    Sadly it now appears that the guts will be ripped out of Yobarnie, and in its place will be a car-dependant 'housing estate' filled with mini-McMansions - the very antithesis of what the above brilliant minds would advocate for in terms of a sustainable development.

    Try and catch the article now that it is online. It is a very telling piece on the state of the Australian (unsustainable) development industry verses a priceless heritage site.

    Cheerio, Markus.
     
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    What's the latest?

    ISTM we will never get away from the corrupt, mindless, money hungry developers in Oz while we have a rating system based on the potential of the land rather than its actual development (as is the case in UK and California ).
    Once a piece of land has been re-zoned the rates skyrocket, thus forcing the original owners to sell for development. this does not happen OS.
     
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    Part of the Yobarnie property has been listed on the NSW Heritage Listing, although I think they are still able to build on it. This may just require the developers to jump through some more hoops.
     

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