Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has completed her submission to the Environmental Protection Authority regarding the State Government's referral to extend the WA Shark Hazard Mitigation Drum Line Program for three years. Lynn would like to urge members of the public to make their own submissions, and invites the public to use her submission as a recommendation on what to include.
Despite receiving over 20,000 submissions last month, the EPA chose not to assess the policy because the limited time frame of the policy (ending April 30 of this year) was deemed not to have an environmental impact.
With plans to extend the program to 2017, we must now send a clear message to the EPA that this policy is environmentally unacceptable and should conduct full assessment of the environmental impact. Read more »