Share secret

IT was great to read about the fantastic news that the 2.4km dual-use path for Yellagonga Regional Park has been completed.

I agree with Environment Minister Albert Jacob that this path will open up nature to the wider community. As our minister, he needs now to shift his attention to the northern corridor by making nature more accessible there too.

In the booming suburbs of Butler and Alkimos there is no Bold Park, Whiteman Park, Neil Hawkins Park or a Yellagonga Regional Park.

The projected more than 200,000 population of this northern metropolitan region, housing predominantly young families with children onto tiny residential blocks, urgently needs open space.

Moreover, there could be, at very little cost, almost immediately.

There is an opportunity to create a magnificent regional open space around Lake Nowergup, the deepest permanent wetland on the Swan Coastal Plain.

Friends of Lake Nowergup have been lobbying the State Government for years to see the big picture and connect Neerabup National Park and Lake Nowergup to the fast-growing Alkimos region.

Imagine taking a 20-minute stroll from your doorstep in Butler and Alkimos to this hidden jewel. A few signs to share the secret and a bit of maintenance to existing tracks is all that it would take.

SABINE WINTON, Nowergup