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Roe 8 / Beeliar Wetlands
Lynn's office is working 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.
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 (JAMBA and CAMBA).
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 (SWALSC) have also issued a statement saying that the Noongar community is steadfastly opposed to the Roe 8 extension adding that it will destroy some critically important heritage sites and adversely affect others.
You can help in a number of ways.
1. Sign an online petition here.
2. Write to the Premier. You can do that online and it only takes a minute because the letter has already been written. You simply add your name and contact details and it will automatically be sent to the Premier's office. Click here.
3. You can also write a letter to your local and State papers by clicking here.
The Cockburn Wetlands Centre is dedicated to wetlands, restoration activities, environmental education, youth services & facility hire. Many schools, Tafe Colleges, universities, Aboriginal study and tourism groups, community groups and the public use the centre and area extensively.
Questions in Parliament in attachments below.