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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 358 asked in the Legislative Council on 10 April 2019 by Hon Robin Chapple

Minister responding: Hon S.N. Dawson
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on


358. Hon ROBIN CHAPPLE to the Minister for Environment:

I refer to the dinosaur footprints on Cable Beach.

(1) Is the minister aware that more dinosaur footprints were found on Cable Beach recently?

(2) Will the minister verify whether they are located on or near where cars park?

(3) What protection does or will the government provide to preserve the footprints given they may be located in a heavy traffic area?


I thank the member for some notice of the question. This answer is dated 2 April, so the answer is current at that time.

(1)–(2) I have been advised that the dinosaur footprints are located south of where vehicles access the beach. This area is managed by the Shire of Broome, with parking prohibited under local laws.

(3) I am advised that existing local government laws provide immediate protection against potential vehicle damage. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions will liaise with the Shire of Broome and other state government agencies on other mechanisms to protect the footprints.