Frequently Asked Questions

What will the cost be?

As part of the State Governments commitment to rehabilitating this area the State will ensure funding is available to support the implementation of the Rehabilitation Management Plan.

This includes a range of rehabilitation activities and community engagement actions. It is anticipated that the program will cost several million dollars over a 10 year period.

Who will be looking after this space?

The City of Cockburn has entered into a land management agreement with Main Roads for the next three years for the corridor. The land itself remains under the control of the State.

Current vesting for the area is a road reserve. Minister Saffioti has tabled an amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme that would see part of the site re-zoned to Parks and

Recreation and incorporated into the Beeliar Regional Park. The future zoning of the remainder of the site is yet to be determined.

For more information about the bill visit:

https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2018/11/Beeliar-wetlands-to-bepreserved-for-future-generations.aspx

 

What is the timing for the Rehabilitation Plan?

The works relating to the Rehabilitation Management Plan have already commenced with activities like weed control, fire break installation, vegetation and fauna monitoring underway.

Future activities like seed collection and community training will commence soon.

Who do I call if I see rubbish being dumped or other activity?

Please contact the City of Cockburn Customer Service Team 9411 3444 or email customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au

Alternatively if you see illegal activity such as dirt bikes or 4WD please contact the City’s Ranger Services on 9411 3444 during business hours. After hours contact CoSafe on 1300 26 72 33.

Is this still a road reserve?

Yes it is. A bill has been tabled recently in parliament to change the zoning from Road Reserve to a section being Parks and Recreation with the remainder of the site zoning yet to be determined.

How will weeds and other issues be managed and by whom?

The City as part of it agreement with Main Roads will undertake land management activities such as ensuring firebreaks are maintained, weeds are controlled, gates and fences are maintained. In addition the City has appointed a Project Manager who is responsible for implementing all aspects of the Rehabilitation Management Plan.

How will Traditional Owners be involved?

The Traditional Owners have been engaged through the development of the 10 year  Rehabilitation Management Plan. The Project Manager will regularly inform the City of Cockburn Aboriginal Reference Group and the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council about activities within the corridor. In addition the Aboriginal Reference Group and South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council have representatives on the Rehabilitating Roe 8 Advisory Committee.

How will the community members be involved in the decision making?

The Rehabilitation Management Plan (RMP) calls for the establishment of a community based advisory committee to help oversee and provide input into the implementation and delivery of the RMP. Positions on this committee have been advertised and the committee composition will be confirmed soon. The inaugural meeting of the Rehabilitating Roe 8 Advisory Committee will commence in February 2019.

How can community get involved?

There are a number of ways community members can get involved. The Cockburn Community Wildlife Corridor regularly holds weeding and landcare mornings in the corridor.

In 2019 a range of community events will be held in the corridor including a insect walk and talk, bat box making and a community open day. Two community planting events will be held in winter. These events and others like it will allow people to feel connected with this space. At any time community members are welcome to contact the Project Manager for more information.

Who do I speak to if I want more information?

If you require information at any time contact Linda Metz, Rehabilitating Roe 8 Project Manager at the City of Cockburn 9411 3444 or email customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au