DINOSAUR FOOTPRINTS —
CABLE BEACH, BROOME
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
(2) Will the minister verify
whether they are located on or near where cars park?
protection does or will the government provide to preserve the footprints given
they may be located in a heavy traffic area?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
thank the member for some notice of the question. This answer is dated 2 April,
so the answer is current at that time.
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.