Roe 8 Corridor torn up by trail bikes, 4WD

Don't trash a treasure: Members of the public have been asked to report suspicious behaviour occurring around the Roe 8 Corridor.
Don't trash a treasure: Members of the public have been asked to report suspicious behaviour occurring around the Roe 8 Corridor.

RESIDENTS along the Roe 8 Corridor are being asked to report any suspicious behaviour on the regrowth site after weekend incidents where trail bikes and four wheel drives tore up part of the area.

Bicton MLA Lisa O’Malley is also chair of the Rehabilitating Roe 8 Working Group and said it was disappointing not everyone valued the corridor.

“We want to treasure this place, not trespass,” she said.

A scientist photographing the regrowth took photos of the men and a 4WD that allegedly caused circles in the ground and handed them to police and City of Cockburn community security service CoSafe.

“This type of incident is dangerous to human life and will delay the rehabilitation of this precious site,” Ms O’Malley said

“The high construction fences may look ugly, but they are there for a reason – to keep vehicles out.

“We have ordered lower conservation-style fencing and this will be installed soon.”

The Rehabilitating Roe 8 Working Group, made up of government agencies and community groups, has been working with contractors to remove asbestos and weeds and to monitor the regrowth.

A fencing strategy has been signed off, and a consultant to draft the 10-year rehabilitation plan should be appointed by mid-August.

For more information, visit www.rehabilitatingRoe8.org

Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious behaviour to Police on 08) 9430 1222 or CoSafe on 1300 26 72 33.