1376. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Planning:
I refer to the Ministerial Statement regarding the tabling of Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) Amendment 1308/41, in which it was stated that four areas that were originally proposed to be reserved as parks and recreation in a future MRS amendment would now be included in the amendment area as urban deferred, and I ask:
(a) are these the areas contiguous with Bush Forever sites that were originally excluded from the amendment area;
(b) could the Minister please table the report/advice from the investigations that confirmed that it was appropriate for these areas to be included in the urban deferred zone; and
(c) could the Minister please explain why zoning these areas as park and recreation was not done during this amendment process?
Hon Stephen Dawson replied:
(b) This advice is contained within the Metropolitan Region Scheme Amendment No. 1308/41 Report on Submissions (tabled paper no. 1369).
(c) The proposed East Wanneroo District Structure Plan will further consider environmental values and identify areas for open space and/or environmental protection, where appropriate.