|Question On Notice No. 17 asked in the Legislative Council on 17 May 2017 by Hon Simon O'brien |
Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment
Minister responding: Hon S.N. Dawson
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Noting the Labor position, clearly on display during the recent election, that no essential infrastructure can ever be built if it would involve cutting down a tree, I ask:
(a) how much native vegetation is the Government proposing to clear for Metronet projects, such as extending the rail line to Yanchep or Ellenbrook; and
(b) has the Minister given approval for this clearing, or at least consulted about commencing the necessary processes?
Answered on 21 June 2017
(a) Any clearing for the Metronet projects will need to obtain approvals under the Environmental Protection Act 1986. No applications or referrals have been made under the Environmental Protection Act at this time.