1. On Friday, November 12 2004 the Reserves (National Parks, Conservation Parks and Other Reserves) Bill 2004 stood referred to the Uniform Legislation and General Purposes Committee pursuant to standing order 230A with an direction from the House to report the Bill on or before Thursday, November 18 2004.
2. The purpose of the Bill is to: excise certain areas of land from State forest and timber reserves and other reserves; to cancel the purpose of timber reserves and to cancel other reserves; to reserve land for the purposes of national parks, conservation parks, a nature reserve and another reserve; and to effect certain other changes to land.
3. This report briefly discusses the Bill and hearings held with representatives from the Department of Conservation and Land Management and Geological Survey of Western Australia, Department of Industry and Resources.