ROCKINGHAM LAND — PORT INSTALLATION ZONING
250. Hon AARON STONEHOUSE to the minister representing the
Minister for Lands:
I apologise for a slightly longer
preamble than usual. I note that in 1968 the land between Hymus Street and the
causeway at Point Peron, Rockingham, was zoned as port installation. I further
note that, on 25 February 1985, state cabinet agreed that the metropolitan
region scheme should be amended to delete this port installation zoning as soon
as possible. Today, more than 30 years later, the area is still zoned port
installation. It is my understanding that the Western Australian Land
Authority, trading as LandCorp, manages three lots of this land—namely
2058, 501 and 303, while the Department of Transport manages one, namely 2501.
The Cruising Yacht Club of WA and the Professional Fisherman's
Association lease a further two lots. Lots 2058 and 501 were taken up by the
WALA from the then Department of Sport and Recreation on 1 February 2017 in
anticipation of the approval of MRS amendment 1280/41, which has since been
(1) Since MRS
amendment 1280/41 has not been approved, will the minister now revert all the
lots mentioned, with the exception of those leased to the yacht club and the
fisherman's association, to the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation
and Attractions, as per the 1964 agreement between the Premier of Western Australia
and the Prime Minister of Australia?
(2) If not, why not?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the
honourable member for some notice of the question.
(1)–(2) The subject land had been identified as ''planning
investigation'' in the ''South Metropolitan Peel Sub-regional
Planning Framework'', as the finalisation of the MRS occurred after the
finalisation of the frameworks. Additional investigations are to be undertaken to
determine future land classifications. The minister is happy to arrange a briefing
on the sub-regional planning framework for the member if he is interested.