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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 523 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 June 2022 by Hon Neil Thomson

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on 14 June 2022

WESTPORT — ANKETELL–THOMAS ROAD FREIGHT DESIGN

523. Hon NEIL THOMSON to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Planning:

I refer to program strategy 3 and the Anketell–Thomas Road freight early concept design recently released by Westport —

(1) How many hectares of Beeliar Regional Park will be affected by the proposal?

(2) Will there be any impact of road widening on the Spectacles wetlands?

(3) Has the minister undertaken any environmental assessments on the Westport plan?

(4) Will traffic modelling be available to the public?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) A concept design was released to allow for early engagement with landowners. It is not a proposal.

(2) No.

(3) A referral to the Environmental Protection Authority will follow the finalisation of the design and consideration of the Westport business case by the state government. The Westport program is spending $20 million on environmental science and assessments to ensure a high standard of science-based decision-making.

(4) Detailed transport modelling will be undertaken as part of the business case process.