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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 1045 asked in the Legislative Council on 19 September 2019 by Hon Simon O’Brien

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

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1045. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:

I refer to a Channel Seven news report on 15 September 2019 regarding the Morley–Ellenbrook rail line utilising Whiteman Park, in which, according to my notes, the member for Perth stated, ''We are talking about an area that is close to urbanisation and that the Liberals proposed to build a cemetery'' and that was reported ''could only go ahead with environmental approval''.

(1) Does the proposed route of the Morley–Ellenbrook rail line announced by the minister on 4 August 2019 require the entire Marshall Road land as shown in the ''Final Whiteman Park Strategic Plan 2017–2021''?

(2) When will environmental approval be sought to allow for a rail corridor through Whiteman Park?

(3) Will the government guarantee that no part of Whiteman Park required for the proposed route of the Morley–Ellenbrook rail line will be used for future urban development?


I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided by the Minister for Transport.

(1) No.

(2)–(3) The project will require environmental assessment, as do all similar infrastructure projects. It should be noted that the former government planned NorthLink WA through the middle of Whiteman Park, including Bush Forever land.