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Question Without Notice No. 529 asked in the Legislative Council on 9 June 2020 by Hon Peter Collier

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

Answered on 9 June 2020

BEELIAR WETLANDS — ROE 8 — CLASS A RESERVE

529. Hon PETER COLLIER to the minister representing the Minister for Lands:

This question without notice is asked on behalf of Hon Dr Steve Thomas, who is on urgent parliamentary business.

I refer to question without notice 458 asked on 19 May 2020 about the government's creation of an A-class conservation reserve ''to save Beeliar wetlands''.

(1) What new boundaries are being created for the A-class conservation reserve?

(2) Will the minister please provide a map of the new A-class conservation reserve?

(3) Does the new reserve cover entirely the previously proposed road reserve for the Roe 8 highway extension?

(4) If no to (3), which sections are not covered?

(5) What area of the new class A conservation reserve is outside the previously proposed roads reserve for the Roe 8 highway extension?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank Hon Dr Steve Thomas for some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided to me by the Minister for Lands.

(1) The new class A reserve comprises approximately 610 hectares as shown on the tabled map.

(2) I table the attached map.

[See paper 3920.]

(3) No.

(4) It is the portion west of Progress Drive to Stock Road.

(5) An area of approximately 590 hectares of the class A reserve is outside of the previously proposed metropolitan region scheme regional road reserve.