ELLENBROOK RAIL LINE —
1003. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the minister representing
the Minister for Transport:
I refer to the government's
plans to build a railway through Whiteman Park.
(1) What zoning
or other land use changes are required to enable the subject land to be used
for the purpose, and what mechanisms will be employed to achieve those changes?
(2) What is the size of the area to
be excised from Whiteman Park?
(3) Does the
government have any plans, however preliminary, for the area west of the
proposed rail line; and, if so, what are they?
On behalf of the Minister for
Environment, I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The
Minister for Transport has provided the following answer.
will be introduced to allow for the rail corridor. It should be noted that the
former government planned for the NorthLink
road alignment through the middle of Bush Forever land within Whiteman Park.
(2) The final route definition is in progress and more
information will be made available when details are finalised. It should be
noted that the former government's Whiteman Park strategic plan planned
to use the Marshall Road lands for a cemetery,
a regional sporting complex, and development areas for youth attractions.
(3) The member is
asked to specify which area west of the proposed rail line he is referring to.
The minister will then endeavour to provide a more detailed response.