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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 2568 asked in the Legislative Council on 15 October 2019 by Hon Tim Clifford

Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment representing the Minister for Transport; Planning
Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

I refer to the rezoning of the Henley Brook Urban Precinct from Rural to Urban in October 2018, and I ask:
(a) in approving the re-zoning, what consideration did the Minister give to the potential for urban residential development to detrimentally impact the St Leonards Brook Catchment area, which is home to and provides a valuable feeding area for Carnaby’s Cockatoos and Red Tailed Cockatoos; and
(b) given that the precinct is a Priority 2 area of the Gnangara Underground Water Pollution Control Area under State Planning Policy 2.2, what measures will be undertaken to ensure that any future development of the Precinct does not risk pollution to the water source?

Answered on 19 November 2019

(a) The Metropolitan Region Scheme amendment was considered by the Environmental Protection Authority, which determined that the amendment should not be assessed and that it was not necessary to provide any advice or recommendations.

(b) A District Water Management Strategy was approved by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation for the amendment area. Further detailed consideration of water management matters will occur in subsequent stages of the planning process.