The Rehabilitating Roe 8 Advisory Committee has held its inaugural meeting, outlining its aims for the next 12 months.
Apart from planting 45,000 seedlings within the corridor, the 15-member committee is planning a community open day this April, an Aboriginal heritage survey, plus the installation of walk trails and signage.
The committee comprises three community representatives, including the Australian Association of Environmental Education, plus members of the City of Cockburn Aboriginal Reference Group, Cockburn Community Wildlife Corridor, Conservation Council WA, Coolbellup Community Association, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions, the Aboriginal Land and Sea Council, the Hamilton Hill Community Group, Native ARC, Perth Urban Restoration Science Advisory Committee, Wildflower Society of WA, Wetlands Centre Cockburn and the Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute.
The committee was appointed from a list of stakeholders identified during development of the Rehabilitating Roe 8 10-year Rehabilitation Management Plan. Community members also applied to advertisements calling for expressions of interest.
With the guidance of the City’s Roe 8 Rehabilitation Project Manager, the committee will be led by a chairperson, a role that will rotate regularly among members. It will meet monthly at The Wetlands Centre Cockburn and minutes will appear on the Rehabilitating Roe 8 web page at https://rehabilitatingroe8.org/