If you were wondering why all these public green areas are suddenly being targeted for development, read this:
The law that allows the development and sale of parkland is the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority Act 2011. All the members of the Redevelopment Authority are Government appointees and they have the power to disregard all town planning schemes. The Act is on the web, refer WA State Law Publisher.
As well at the Perth Esplanade, parkland reserves being developed include coastline at Point Perron, riverfront at East Perth, Kwinana, Claremont Oval and Perry Lakes.