THE Department of Water and Environmental Regulation has granted a permit to clear
1980sq m of Hardcastle Park in Landsdale.
The department approved the City of Wanneroo’s permit application on December 12, allowing it to develop a longawaited nature playground in the park.
The permit said the assessment found the application area contained foraging habitat for black cockatoos and vegetation synonymous with the banksia woodlands of the Swan Coastal Plain threatened ecological community.
As a result, the City has to revegetate 1770sq m of the
1.16ha park, add a conservation management order for the park and allocate 0.53ha of bushland in Bindoon as an environmental offset site. The oermit was granted on December 12 and will be valid from January 11, 2019, to January 11, 2025. Wanneroo Council last year agreed to revegetate 2500sq m and approved the environmental offset.