MINING — GINGILUP–JASPER
857. Hon DIANE EVERS to the Minister for Environment:
I refer to the minister's
response to my question without notice 1299 of 4 December 2018 and his
subsequent submission to petition 98 to protect Lake Jasper.
(1) Has the
minister made any recommendations on the proposed mining exploration
application or any subsequent mining applications in this area?
(a) If yes, what are those
(2) Has the
government now progressed the reinstatement of land surrounding Lake Jasper
into the D'Entrecasteaux National Park, consistent with the government's
(a) If yes, what steps have been
(b) If no, when can the public expect
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(a) Not applicable.
(a) I can confirm
that it is the government's intention to return the area of reserve
44705 to D'Entrecasteaux National
Park. In early July 2019, I wrote to the Minister for Mines and Petroleum
requesting favourable consideration of the necessary actions for the return of
reserve 44705 and the inclusion of lot 100
to D'Entrecasteaux National Park. On 15 July 2019, the director general
of the Department of Biodiversity,
Conservation and Attractions requested the advice of the director
general of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety on the
specific actions necessary to facilitate the inclusion of these lands to the
park. It should be noted that the south west native title settlement will need
to take effect before these tenure changes can be completed.
(b) Not applicable.