Kevin Schembri Orland - The Malta Independent 27 October 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The Townsquare developers are posting leaflets to Tigne' and Qui-si-sana residents, informing them that an office will be open near Union Club for any queries and information on the 'approved' project.
This type of public relations campaign is uncalled for, especially when the project is subject to an appeal after submissions by Sliema Local Council, the Environment and Resources Authority, Din l-Art Helwa, FAA and associated ENGOs. Coincidentally, the first hearing of the appeal will take place on Thursday 10 November, 2pm at the EPRT in Floriana.
In the run up to the PA board meeting on the proposed development, the Townsquare developers never took up the Sliema Local Council proposal to hold a public meeting with residents and with the participation of the local council.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Sliema Local Council
Saturday 5 November
The lecture will look at the benefits of green infrastructure and how wildlife can be introduced within urban areas, with special reference to green roofs. It will make reference to the LifeMedGreenRoof project being run at the University of Malta.
Antoine Gatt is a professional landscape architect. He is currently managing the LifeMedGreenRoof Project, an EU funded project, with the aim of creating a baseline study on green roofs in Malta and assess the benefits of such technology in terms of insulation and flood mitigation.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
In the upcoming Sliema Local Council meeting on 27 October, I will be proposing that the Council formally asks the Government to devolve the car park at the Strand to the council.
The main reasons for the proposal are the following:
1. The car park is an unregulated site on public land. Revenue should be used for public purposes such as road and pavement infrastructure by the Sliema Local Council, thus replacing the current practice of private donations.
2. The car park is a shabby eyesore in the centre of a prime commercial, tourist and leisure centre. Sliema, it residents and its visitors deserve a more aesthetically pleasing and better managed site.