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.
Current vesting for the area is a road reserve. Minister Saffioti has tabled the Beeliar Wetlands Bill (2018) which would amend 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.
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for more information about the bill.
Who do I call if I see rubbish being dumped or other suspicious activity?
The Rehabilitating Roe 8 Rehabilitation Management Plan is a 10 year plan and works have already commenced with activities like weed control, fire break installation, vegetation and fauna monitoring underway. Activities such as guided cultural walks and citizen science are available to the public to participate in. More information on project activities and events can be found at https://rehabilitatingroe8.org/ opens in a new window
Is Roe 8 still a road reserve?
Please contact the City of Cockburn Customer Service Team 9411 3444 or email email@example.com
Alternatively if you see illegal activity such as dirt bikes, collection of firewood or 4WD please contact the City’s Ranger Services on 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?
Yes it is. The Labor Government recently annouced that part of the road reserve has been included in the new A-class reserve of the Beeliar Regional Park. The Metropolitan Region Scheme (Beeliar Wetlands) Bill 2018 has passed through the Legislative Assembly but still needs to pass the Legislative Council (Upper House) to enable the Primary Regional Road Reserve to be amended to Parks and Recreation reservation in the Metropolitan Region Scheme. View the media statement opens in a new window
for more information.
The City as part of it agreement with the state government and 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?
How can community get involved?
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. The Rehabilitating Roe 8 Advisory Committee meets monthly and the committee composition can be viewed here opens in a new window
. The meeting of the Rehabilitating Roe 8 Advisory Committee commenced in February 2019. All meeting agendas and minutes are availble on the Rehabilitating Roe 8 website opens in a new window
There are a number of ways community members can get involved. In 2019/20 a range of community events have been held in the corridor including an guided cultural walk, bat box making workshop and 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. For information on events visit the Rehabilitating Roe 8 webpage opens in a new window
. At any time community members are welcome to contact the Project Manager
for more information.
The Cockburn Community Wildlife Corridor regularly holds weeding and landcare mornings in the corridor. These are advertised on Facebook page opens in a new window