Time running out to have say on saving Carnaby’s black cockatoos habitat in Eglinton


Public comment is sought for plans for to clear land north of Bluewater Drive in Alkimos.
Public comment is sought for plans for to clear land north of Bluewater Drive in Alkimos.

A PUBLIC comment period for plans to clear 120ha of native vegetation where Carnaby’s black cockatoos forage in southern Eglinton closes on Monday.

Strategen Environmental Consultants recently published a notice inviting submissions on Prime Eglinton’s proposal to clear bush on Lot 6 Taronga Place, Eglinton for residential and commercial development.

The notice said part of the site was regrowth and the native vegetation was known foraging and potential breeding habitat for the endangered cockatoo species.

It said the site, which adjoins Bluewater Drive in Alkimos, also contained endangered banksia woodlands and clearing would be controlled under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

Documents relating to the proposal can be found at Clarkson Library, the State Library of WA and online at www.strategen.com.au.

Submissions can be sent to d.newsome@strategen.com.au until close of business on February 12.

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