THE article in the October 7 edition headlined “Bush conservation calls” highlighted the desperate situation of the remnant natural bushland areas in and around Perth Airport.
Over the past few decades, virtually every scrap of our natural heritage around Belmont and adjacent districts has been sacrificed for development.
With growing awareness of so many urgent environmental challenges facing the world, it is extraordinary to see environmental standards actually deteriorating in contemporary Australia.
What better evidence could there be than Perth Airport’s outrageous plan to eliminate the two large Conservation Precincts that have been approved in every airport master plan since 1999?
The Commonwealth Government has approved an enormous amount of clearing works in and around the airport since its privatisation in the late 1990s.
However, too much destruction is apparently not enough.
Any approval of the removal of the conservation precincts as shown in the Preliminary Draft Master Plan by the Federal Minister for Transport will underline what little concern the Australian Government has for the protection of our natural heritage. KEVIN McLEAN, Redcliffe.