North Metro Issues

PLANNING — JOINT DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT PANELS

HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [5.30 pm]: I rise tonight because I want to talk about a range of North Metropolitan Region planning concerns that have steadily been coming into my office over the last few weeks and months. Concerns about planning have been a bit of a constant refrain throughout my entire term in Parliament, but I have found that those concerns became louder after the establishment of the joint development assessment panel system because the JDAPs do not have a majority of local government members.

NORTH METRO TAFE — DIPLOMA OF INTERPRETING (AUSLAN–ENGLISH)

3152. Hon Alison Xamon to the Minister for Education and Training:

I refer to concerns raised by the Australian Sign Language Interpreters Association (ASLIA) regarding North Metro TAFE’s Diploma of Interpreting (Auslan) and the semester one 2020 cohort’s extreme lack of satisfaction with their course, and I ask:

(a)  has the Minister undertaken any investigation of the concerns about the course raised by ASLIA with North Metro TAFE;

HOMELESSNESS — LORD STREET OVERPASS

3151. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:

I refer to the new fence erected near the Lord Street overpass, and I ask:

(a)  did the Department undertake any consultation before erecting the fence, with:

(i)  the Department of Communities;

(ii)  any community sector organisations who deliver homelessness services; and

(iii)  any other individuals or organisations;

OCEAN REEF MARINA — CAVES

3074. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Lands:

I refer to the geotechnical investigations currently in train for the land-side development at Ocean Reef Marina, and I ask:

(a)  should any caves be found in this investigation, will a survey for stygofauna be undertaken; and

(b)  if no to (a), why not?

Hon Stephen Dawson replied:

OCEAN REEF MARINA — PATHWAYS

3075. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Lands:

I refer to the planned Ocean Reef Marina Development and the community access to the shared path through the dunes in that location, and I ask:

(a) when will the community lose access to some or all of the shared use path in the development envelope;

(b) will an alternative pathway be provided that does not disturb bushland not already slated for destruction as part of this development; and

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