966. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the minister representing the
Minister for Planning:
I refer to the Minister for Planning's
media statement on 6 June 2018, which commits to further protections for the
Beeliar wetlands, and I seek clarification regarding these promises.
(1) Is the area north of Hope Road
and west of Bibra Drive now an A-class conservation area?
(2) If no to (1), why not?
(3) With regard
to the areas not included in the A-class conservation area that are being
rehabilitated, are there plans to assign any conservation status to these areas
to afford them some protections?
(4) If yes to (3), what kinds of
conservation classifications will be assigned to these areas?
(5) If no to (3),
why not; and what assurances can be provided to the community that is currently
involved in rehabilitating these areas?
(6) Could the
minister please provide a status update on the progress in removing the area
from the metropolitan region scheme?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage is working with the Department of
Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and Main Roads Western Australia to
progress the creation of the class A reserve.
state government remains committed to the protection of the Beeliar wetlands.
Rehabilitation works are already progressing on land previously cleared, via a formal
agreement between the state government and the City of Cockburn. The future
amendment of the metropolitan region scheme is currently being worked on.