Land clear­ance

Joondalup Times - - NEWS -

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.

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