Honourable Colin J Barnett MEc MLA
Premier; Minister for State Development; Science
1 Parliament Place
WEST PERTH WA 6005
Deletion of Stage 8 of the Proposed Roe Highway
I urge you to proceed immediately with the deletion of the proposed Roe
Highway stage 8 and wish to draw your attention to the negative impacts
the highway would have on the Beeliar Regional Park, the wetlands of North
and Bibra Lakes, and on the social fabric of the surrounding communities.
If the Roe Highway stage 8 remains in the Metropolitan Region Scheme and
is to be built, it will destroy the pristine North and Bibra Lake wetlands
and surrounding bushlands, and violate major Aboriginal Cultural Heritage
sites. It would also sever the communities of Bibra Lake, North Lake and
Hamilton Hill and create social dislocation to these established suburbs.
The deletion of Roe Highway stage 8 from the Metropolitan Regional Scheme
would protect the environmental, heritage, educational and social amenity
of the Beeliar Regional Park, North Lake and associated wetlands and the
residential areas of Cockburn.
The EPA has already recommended against the construction of Roe Highway
Stage 8 on the grounds that it is not environmentally sustainable.
I therefore request that you commit to the deletion of Roe Highway Stage
8 immediately and that you rezone the land affected by it to parks and
recreation as appropriate.