What will the rehabilitation cost be? Who is looking after the Roe 8 corridor?
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.
What is the timing for the Rehabilitation Plan?
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.
The works relating to the Rehabilitation Management Plan have already commenced including weed control, fence and fire break maintenance, feral animal control, vegetation and fauna monitoring, revegetation, community education and planting events.Who do I call if I see rubbish being dumped or other suspicious activity?
The project is anticipated to occur over a 10 year period with the current Land Management Service Agreement with Main Roads renewed until July 2023.
Is Roe 8 still a road reserve?
Please contact the City of Cockburn Customer Service Team 08 9411 3444 or email [email protected]
Alternatively if you see illegal activity such as dirt bikes, collection of firewood or 4WD please contact the City’s Ranger Services on 08 9411 3444 during business hours. After hours contact CoSafe on 1300 26 72 33.
How will weeds and other issues be managed and by whom?
The section between North Lake Road and Stock Road is still a road reserve. The section between Bibra Drive and North Lake Road is not (it is now classed as Parks and Recreation).
The McGowan Labor Government has created an A-Class conservation reserve within parts of the Beeliar Regional Park. First flagged in mid-2018, all land owned in freehold by the State Government – north of Hope Road and west of Bibra Drive – has been amalgamated and set aside as a conservation reserve to be managed by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. The Beeliar Wetlands Bill (2021) has passed through both houses and is now law. It has allowed parts of the road reserve to be rezoned to Parks and Recreation under the Metropolitan Region Scheme.
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 relevant elders about activities within the corridor. The Rehabiliating Roe 8 Advisory Committee also consists of a representative from the Aboriginal Reference Group and a traditional owner.How will the community members be involved in the decision making?
How can community get involved?
The Rehabilitating Roe 8 Advisory Committee provides advice on the implementation of the Rehabilitating Roe 8 Rehabilitation Management Plan. The committee meets monthly and consists of 14 members from a range of community based organisations, government departments, tertiary institutions and the broader community. Visit the Rehabilitating Roe 8 website opens in a new window
to learn more about the current advisory committee members.
A range of community events occur in the corridor including an insect walk, bat night stalk, community open day and Nyungar events – guided walk, language and foods and community planting days. The events are advertised on the Rehabilitating Roe 8 events page
and allow the community to learn about the project and feel connected with the land. A yearly Community Questionnaire is undertaken to allow the community to have their say about the engagement and progress of the project.