North Metro Issues

ENVIRONMENT — BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS — SWAN–CANNING RIVER SYSTEM

1383. Hon Alison Xamon to the Minister for Environment:

I refer to the resident population of bottlenose dolphins in the Swan Canning River system, and a March 2017 study by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in South Australia titled Per and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in the marine environment, and I ask:

(a)  what is the estimated total resident dolphin population in the Swan–Canning Riverpark, including by item:

(i)  breeding mothers;

PLANNING — MCCALL CENTRE — 2 CURTIN AVENUE — COTTESLOE

1378. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Planning:

I refer to the site of the McCall Centre at 2 Curtin Avenue, Cottesloe, and I ask:

(a)  does the Government have any current plans regarding the future of this site;

(b)  if yes to (a), will the Minister please specify those plans;

(c)  what community consultation has been undertaken regarding the future of this site; and

PLANNING — VLAMINGH PARKLANDS — CONCEPT PLAN

1379. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Planning:

I refer to the Vlamingh Parklands concept plan finalised in 1998, and I ask:

(a)  has this plan been incorporated into any state planning strategies, frameworks or policies;

(b)  if yes to (a), which ones; and

(c)  if no to (a), what is the current status of the Vlamingh Parklands concept plan?

Hon Stephen Dawson replied:

FISHERIES — ABALONE — FINE SILTS

1381. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Fisheries:

I refer to the Roe Abalone fisheries found on inshore reefs and near islands in the Perth metropolitan area, and I ask:

(a)  has the Department of Fisheries conducted research into the effect of fine silts on abalone respiration, reproduction and recruitment;

(b)  if no to (a), why not; and

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