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Current e-Petitions for the Legislative Council

Protection of Bushland at Erindale Road Hamersley

Eligibility : Residents of Western Australia Only

To the President and Members of the Legislative Council of the Parliament of Western Australia in Parliament assembled. We the undersigned ...

residents of Western Australia request the permanent protection of 42ha of remnant Banksia, Jarrah and Tuart woodland at Lots 802, 803 and Lot 1, 179 Erindale Road Hamersley for the Western Australian Conservation Estate for the following reasons:
• Located within a highly developed urban area in the City of Stirling with extensive tree canopy loss and only a small number of protected habitats nearby, this bushland is an important ecological linkage facilitating connectivity and regional biodiversity.
• The bushland contains flora of conservation significance including three species of Banksia, Tuart and Jarrah trees and a rich understorey of more than 170 native plant species.
• The bushland is important as a foraging and nesting habitat for the nationally listed endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo. Habitat clearance is the major threat to its survival.
• The City of Stirling has identified the bushland at 179 Erindale Road Hamersley as worthy of inclusion in its Local Biodiversity Strategy as a Locally Significant Natural Area.
• The unique plants and animals that make up this Banksia and Tuart woodlands ecological community are only found on the Swan Coastal Plain within the Southwest Australia global biodiversity hotspot where more than 70% of native vegetation has been cleared.
• The Aboriginal heritage value of this remnant bushland has not been assessed by the land owners nor has consultation occurred with the Mooro Noongar people who walked, hunted, and lived on this land prior to and after European settlement in 1829.
• The bushland provides invaluable tree canopy, helps to cool temperatures in surrounding suburbs, stores carbon, mitigates air pollution, provides amenity, education, cultural and recreation opportunities for surrounding residents and schools.
• The Banksia woodland was listed by the Commonwealth as a Threatened Ecological Community under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 in 2016 and as a Threatened Ecological Community (critically endangered) under the WA Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 WA Government Gazette Order 2023.
• The Tuart woodlands of the Swan Coastal Plain ecological community on the Swan Coastal Plain was listed as critically endangered under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999 in 2019 and is also a Protected Ecological Community in Western Australia.
We therefore ask the Legislative Council to recommend to the State Government that urgent action be taken to protect the bushland at Lot 802, 803 and 1, 179 Erindale Road Hamersley.

And your petitioners as in duty bound, will ever pray.

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