North Metro Issues

Concerns for impact of Ocean Reef Marina on abalone stocks

The proposed Ocean Reef Marina development runs the risk of having a potentially disastrous impact on abalone stocks north of the site, Greens MLC for North Metro Alison Xamon has told Parliament.

Ms Xamon said representatives of the commercial abalone fishing industry had approached her with concerns about the future of the reef

She said the threat to abalone stocks added to her existing concerns about the potential for negative impacts of the development on Bush Forever sites and portions of the Class A marine reserve.

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;

“SWAN CANNING RIVER PROTECTION STRATEGY” — ACTIVITY NODES

677. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Minister for Environment:

I refer to the “Swan Canning River Protection Strategy”, specifically the proposed 19 activity nodes in the river park.

(1) Have these activity nodes been identified?

(2) If yes to (1), can the minister please table a list of the nodes, including their location and the types of activities anticipated at each node?

(3) If no to (1), when does the minister anticipate that these nodes will be identified?

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