|Perhaps the question that is more important than who we are? is WHY we are... In early 2000 an announcement by the Main Roads Department of WA to continue with the proposal to extend the
"Roe Highway Stage 8"
through the Beeliar Wetlands resulted in a public meeting of the North Lake Residents Association. As a result, a community Action Committee was formed to address the issues raised by the reality of a highway traversing this unique and fragile wetland.
We soon came to understand just how much the areas of North Lake, Bibra Lake, Horse Paddock Swamp and the associated local bushland were valued by the general community. We came to understand how the preservation of the bushland, was necessary for the integrity of the area and for maintaining the biodiversity of the ecosystems.
We had come to measure our seasons and the quality of the environment through the return of the migratory birds. It remains a significantly important cultural site for the Nyoongar Aboriginal people and a significant social amenity for the people of the wider metropolitan region.
Our resolve is to have the Road Reserve removed from the Metropolitan Regional Scheme (MRS). The evidence against building a highway through these wetland areas is unequivocal. We know from our research there was but one option in the past and that has not changed. Today, the preferable option on social, educational, cultural, environmental and archaeological grounds is [more than ever] the No Highway Option.
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