North Metro Issues

INNER CITY COLLEGE — MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

548. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Planning:

I refer to the memorandum of understanding between the City of Subiaco and the Western Australian government regarding the revocation of the management order over Subiaco Oval and Kitchener Park to allow the site works for the Inner City College.

(1)  Will the minister please table this document?

(2)  If not, why not?

Bizarre decision by EPA on wave park contradicts its own advice

Greens Member for North Metropolitan Region Hon Alison Xamon MLC has said she is stunned by the Environmental Protection Authority’s decision not to reject a wave park proposed for a conservation area on the banks of the Swan River.

Ms Xamon said given the proposed development is located almost entirely within Bush Forever Site 331 on land that has been earmarked for 20 years for rehabilitation to protect and enhance the adjacent estuary, she would expect a firm ‘no’ from the EPA to any large development on this site.

SHENTON PARK REHABILITATION HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT SITE — BUSHLAND CLEARING — LEMNOS STREET

HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [6.20 pm]: As members would be aware, I have spoken quite a number of times on the issue of the Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital site. There are some additional developments that I will speak to tonight. There is a general agreement that the patch of bushland that we are talking about is a threatened ecological community because it contains banksia woodland.

SHENTON PARK REHABILITATION HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT SITE — BUSHLAND CLEARING — LEMNOS STREET

231. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Minister for Environment:

I refer to tabled paper 1189 in which the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions provided strong advice regarding the treatment of banksia woodland threatened ecological communities in relation to the clearing application for the Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital site, and I note that the agency provided no comment at all on the same clearing required for the subdivision application currently before the WA Planning Commission. Why did the DBCA not provide comment —

SHENTON PARK REHABILITATION HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT SITE — BUSHLAND CLEARING — LEMNOS STREET

220. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Planning:

I refer to my questions without notice 60 and 116 regarding the Shenton Park rehabilitation hospital site. Will the minister please table —

(a)  the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation letter LandCorp received on 6 February 2018, referenced in the answer to question 60(4); and

(b)  the email and letter sent to DWER dated 22 December and referenced in tabled paper 1163?

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