North Metro Issues

Decision to cut funding for Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre outrageous

Greens Member for North Metropolitan Region Hon Alison Xamon MLC has called on the Minister for Education to reverse her decision to cut funding to the Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre, calling it “outrageous.”

“This is the latest appalling attack on the education of WA children – and its announcement during the December break was heartless,” Ms Xamon said.

“The Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre is a vital resource for teaching children living in the metropolitan area about biodiversity and the wonders of the State’s unique environment.

BUSH FOREVER OFFSET SITES

212. Hon Alison Xamon to the Minister for Environment:

I refer to the draft Negotiated Planning Outcome originally prepared for the City of Joondalup as part of the proposed Metropolitan Region Scheme Amendment 1270/41 and specifically the references to two sites deemed suitable by the Department of Parks and Wildlife as offsets for the proposed loss of 16.79 hectares of Bush Forever site 325, and I ask:

(a) for each site under consideration, will the Minister please advise:

(i) the size of the site;

Claisebrook concrete plants to eventually go

The Acting Minister for Planning has announced that the City of Vincent’s Town Planning Scheme 2 will be approved.

The land that the batching plants currently occupy will be zoned R160 mixed use.

Hon Alison Xamon MLC, the Greens representative for the North Metropolitan Region welcomed this announcement.

She said the Acting Minister had made the right decision.

“The Claisebrook precinct has been held back too long by the presence of these batching plants,” Ms Xamon said.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

971. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Minister for Education and Training:

I refer to clause 26, the sunset clause, of “Non-Legally Binding Commercial Lease Terms—203 St Brigids Terrace, Doubleview” and the recent decision by the north west joint development assessment panel to once again defer assessing the plans for the International School of Western Australia to share the Doubleview Primary School site.

(1)  Will the government commence building prior to the nominated sunset date of 31 December 2017?

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