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Question Without Notice No. 21 asked in the Legislative Council on 16 May 2017 by Hon Simon O’Brien

Minister responding: Hon S.N. Dawson
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on

METRONET — NATIVE VEGETATION CLEARANCE
      21. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the Minister for Environment:
I congratulate the minister on his appointment and wish him well.
I note 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.
      (1) How much native vegetation is the government proposing to clear for Metronet projects, such as extending the rail line to Yanchep or Ellenbrook?
      (2) Has the Minister for Environment given approval for this clearing or at least been consulted about commencing the necessary processes?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for his question and his interest in this issue.
      (1)–(2) In light of the detail that would be required to answer such a question, I ask that the member put his question on notice so that he can have a fulsome answer in the future.
Several members interjected.
The PRESIDENT: Order, members! I am a trying to get around to giving members who have not yet had a chance to ask a question the opportunity.