Andrew is a clinical scientist who has worked mainly in the pathology testing part of healthcare in various parts of the world but always living in cities.
Some 10 years ago, a partial move to the country, about 80 kms north-east of Perth has given him a new respect for the environment and awareness of all the threats that it faces.
This includes excessive land clearing by the Main Roads Department to build roads that are way beyond the engineering that is required to improve safety.
He convenes the Safe and Scenic Toodyay Roads campaign which is trying to conserve some of the environmental value and scenic beauty of Toodyay Road before it is all destroyed for the supposed benefits of reaching Toodyay from Perth 5 minutes less than the current travel time!
April 11th, 2023 | Season 4 | 1 hr 34 mins
bakers hill, friends of yakamia, holistic activism, rethink eastlink, safe and scenic toodjay roads, save perth hills, summer creek, town planning rebellion
In the world of Degrowth, the focus is often centred on the need for broad scale system change. However, it is often at the grassroots community level that real resistance against overdevelopment is truly and tangibly observed. For this very special episode of PGAP, we interview Annabel Paulley (Friends of Yakamia), Chris Poulton (Rethink Eastlink) and Andrew St John (Safe and Scenic Toodyay Roads) to highlight the good work been done by community groups in South-Western Australia to fight the relentless tide of overdevelopment.