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Roe 8 Highway extension

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (12:30): I move:

That the Senate-

(a) notes:

(i) Stage 8 of the Roe Highway:

(A) threatens the Beeliar wetlands and its regionally significant vegetation, banksia woodlands and the habitat of fauna, migratory birds and the endangered Carnaby cockatoo, and

(B) would dissect North Lake and Bibra Lake, recognised as valuable biodiversity sites by all three levels of government, and one of the most significant Aboriginal historical sites within the Perth metropolitan area south of the Swan River, and

(ii) the Western Australian Environment Protection Authority received 449 submissions, 29 from organisations and government agencies and 420 from the public opposing Stage 8 of the Roe Highway extension; and

(b) calls on all political parties to:

(i) recognise widespread community opposition for this project, and

(ii) affirm that Commonwealth funding for this project will not be forthcoming.

The PRESIDENT: The question is that the motion moved by Senator Ludlam be agreed to.

The Senate divided. [12:31]

(The President-Senator Hogg)

[HSU to insert division on NOM 1311- ayes 36 noes 31-here]

Question agreed to.


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