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Question Without Notice No. 54 asked in the Legislative Council on 13 February 2020 by Hon Simon O’Brien

Minister responding: Hon B.S. Wyatt
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

EXTINCTION REBELLION — SOLIDARITY PARK OCCUPATION

54. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the minister representing the Minister for Lands:

I refer to the land on the corner of Parliament Place and Harvest Terrace, commonly referred to as Solidarity Park.

(1) Who owns this land and who, if anybody, exercises control over it?

(2) Has the government sanctioned the occupation of the site since Monday, 10 February by a group calling itself Extinction Rebellion; and, if so, on what terms?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

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

(1) Solidarity Park is a class A reserve owned by the Crown acting through the state of Western Australia, set aside for the purpose of heritage park. The land is held under a management order to UnionsWA Inc, pursuant to section 46 of the Land Administration Act 1997.

(2) The management order gives care, control and management of Solidarity Park to UnionsWA Inc, and as such UnionsWA is responsible for the site.