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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 250 asked in the Legislative Council on 11 April 2018 by Hon Aaron Stonehouse

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 11 April 2018


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 disallowed.

(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?


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.