Stop Roe 8 - Save Beeliar Wetlands

Once they're gone...

For many years Lynn has worked closely with community groups and independent researchers who are opposed to the Roe 8 highway extension going through the culturally and ecologically important Beeliar wetlands.

Lynn has asked dozens of questions about the proposal, presented a petition to the Parliament and continues to stand up and speak out to protect and preserve the valuable natural and cultural heritage that is threatened by the Roe 8 proposal.

The North and Bibra Lakes are home to more than 220 plant species and 123 bird species including the endangered Carnaby's Black Cockatoo and Peregrine Falcon.

It is used by migratory waterbirds such as Greenshanks, Dotterels, Plovers and Sandpipers, which are protected by International Governmental Agreements.

The Australian Heritage Commission and the National Trust of Australia describe it as "possibly the least disturbed of all the remaining wetlands in the Perth metropolitan area. The best site south of the Swan River. Archeologically and anthropologically unique.”

The South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council has also said the Noongar community is steadfastly opposed to the Roe 8 extension adding that it will destroy or damage critically important heritage sites.

Further information about the Beeliar Wetlands can be found in these fact sheets.

Roe 8 Fact Sheet 1 - WETLANDS 5 July2011.pdf

Roe 8 Fact Sheet 2 - PORT ACCESS 5 July 2011.pdf

Roe 8 Fact Sheet 3 - TRAFFIC 5 July 2011.pdf

Roe 8 Fact Sheet 4 - ECONOMICS 6 July 2011.pdf

 

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