North Metro Issues

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?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

LandCorp “makes a mockery” of community as it ignores 1,001 who opposed clearing at Lemnos Street

Greens Member for North Metropolitan Region Hon Alison Xamon MLC has renewed her call to the Government to rethink plans for the design of the Montario Quarter, since LandCorp “made a mockery” of community engagement processes regarding the Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital site.

In Parliament this week, Ms Xamon accused LandCorp of “exactly the sort of behaviour that makes people suspicious and distrustful of Government agencies” since it requested that the clearing permit relating to the site be frozen while it pursues a subdivision application.

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