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Petition requesting an immediate stay on all expansion works at the Gnarabup Waste Water Treatment Site and an investigation into the siting of the sewerage plant based on thorough research


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:19 Sep 2001
Tabling date:16 Oct 2002
Date Ended:16 Oct 2002
Committee:Environment and Public Affairs Committee (2001 - 2005)
House:Legislative Council
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:Petitions tabled in the Legislative Council are referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs. The following petition was referred to the Committee on September 19 2001:

"A petition opposing the Gnarabup Waste Water Treatment Plant on the grouds that the sewerage plant was previously and is currently damaging the Environment, Geomorphological, Flora, Fauna, Speliological, Aboriginal Heritage, Community, Health and Social values inherent in this site.

The petitioners request an immediate stay on all expansion works at the present site and an investigation into the siting of the sewerage plant based on thorough recent research to ensure the protection of all the values mentioned above.

The petitioners also request that the Legislative Council initiate a full enquiry into all the alternative best practices for Sewerage and Waste Water Treatment available such that they can be instigated and will confer with the values of the local and wider community."


Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
No submissions
Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
20 Nov 200104:00 PMEmerald Colonial Lodge, Wallcliffe Road, Margaret RiverWater CorporationMr Chris Elliott, Regional Business Manager Mr Richard Murton, Regional Environmental Officer Mr Garry Crowd, Senior Business Development Officer Mr Michael Parker, Principal Engineer
20 Nov 200104:00 PMEmerald Colonial Lodge, Wallcliffe Road, Margaret RiverMembers of the Legislative Council, Western Australian ParliamentHon Dee Margetts MLC Hon Barry House MLC
20 Nov 200104:00 PMEmerald Colonial Lodge, Wallcliffe Road, Margaret RiverPrevelly Wilderness Progress AssociationMs Janet Dufall Ms Pamela Forward Mr Bob Beadle
20 Nov 200104:00 PMEmerald Colonial Lodge, Wallcliffe Road, Margaret RiverWardan Aboriginal CentreMr William Webb
20 Nov 200104:00 PMEmerald Colonial Lodge, Wallcliffe Road, Margaret RiverShire of Augusta-Margaret RiverMr Manfred Boldy, Director of Development Services
20 Nov 200104:00 PMEmerald Colonial Lodge, Wallcliffe Road, Margaret RiverPrevelly Area Community Consultative Committee of Shire of Augusta-Margaret RiverMs Lyn Serventy
20 Nov 200104:00 PMEmerald Colonial Lodge, Wallcliffe Road, Margaret RiverLeeuwin Conservation GroupMr Rod Whittle
20 Nov 200104:00 PMEmerald Colonial Lodge, Wallcliffe Road, Margaret RiverMember of the PublicMr Ross Down
20 Nov 200104:00 PMEmerald Colonial Lodge, Wallcliffe Road, Margaret RiverMargaret River Recreational Surfers Association IncMr William Reynolds
13 Mar 200202:00 PMLegislative Council Committee Office, 1110 Hay Street, West PerthRepresentatives of the South West Regional Planning Committee
Videos:
Committee members and staff conducted a site visit of the Gnarabup Waste Water Treatment Site on Tuesday, November 20 2001.
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr Manfred Boldy (Director of Development Services, Shire of Augusta-Margaret River) on 20 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Ms Janet Dufall (Secretary, Prevelly Wilderness Progress Association), Ms Pamela Forward (Former Treasurer, Prevelly Wilderness Progress Association), Mr Bob Beadle (Past President, Prevelly Wilderness Progress Association) on 20 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Hon Dee Margetts MLC (Member for the Agricultural Region) on 20 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Mr Ross Down on 20 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Mr Lance Reynolds (President, Margaret River Recreational Surfers Association) on 20 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Mr Chris Elliott (Regional Business Manager, South West Region, Water Corporation), Mr Richard Murton (Regional Environmental Officer, Water Corporation), Mr Garry Crowd (Senior Business Development Officer, Water Corporation), Mr Michael Parker (Principal Engineer, Water Corporation) on 20 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Mr William Webb (Cultural Manager, Wardan Centre) on 20 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Hon Barry House MLC (Member for the South West Region) on 20 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Ms Lyn Serventy (Former Chairperson, Prevelly Area Community Consultative Commitee of the Shire of August-Margaret River), Mr Rod Whittle (Secretary, Leeuwin Conservation Group) on 20 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Mr Larry Guise (Regional Manager, South West Planning Services, Department for Planning and Infrastructure) on 13 Mar 2002
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
3 Petition Opposing the Gnarabup Waste Water Treatment Plant16 Oct 2002More...