North Metro Issues

OCEAN REEF MARINA — BUSH FOREVER

3076. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Lands:

I refer to the clearing and development being undertaken on the former Bush Forever 325 site for the Ocean Reef Marina and to the recent emails from Iva Hayward-Jackson concerning the possibility of Aboriginal Burials in the area, and I ask:

(a)  have any surveys for Aboriginal Heritage been performed on this area;

(b)  has any consultation with the First Nations people of the area been undertaken; and

ILUKA PLAZA — TAVERN

Petition

HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [10.02 am]: I present a petition containing 462 signatures, couched in the following terms —

To the President and Members of the Legislative Council of the Parliament of Western Australia in Parliament Assembled:

WE THE UNDERSIGNED ARE OPPOSED TO:

OCEAN REEF MARINA — BUSH FOREVER

763. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Lands:

I refer to the development of the Ocean Reef marina. Will the minister please provide the estimated total bushland clearing for the project, regardless of whether that clearing is associated with the marine or terrestrial elements of the project?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided to me by the Minister for Lands.

Community shock at scale of development reveals Ocean Reef Marina consultation processes flawed

Greens Member for North Metropolitan Hon Alison Xamon MLC has questioned the adequacy of community consultation processes associated with the Ocean Reef Marina development.

Speaking in Parliament, Ms Xamon said complex planning processes meant the community had been largely kept in the dark about the scale of the development.

OCEAN REEF MARINA — BUSH FOREVER

HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [9.46 pm]: I rise because I want to make some comments about the Ocean Reef marina development. Today, I want to speak about my concerns around the community consultation process. The reason that I want to speak about this this evening is that it has been in only the last few weeks that a number of members of the local community have become aware of the huge amount of damage that is about to be done to the bushland in that area as a result of this development. This is the bushland that I have spoken about before, which is part of —

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