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Do you object to losing our reserves?

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Why we should keep this bushland intact:

Is gazetted as a part of the Darling Range Regional Park, an important collection of reserves in an increasingly urbanised city.

Hosts an amazing array of wildflowers in spring.

Provides habitat for black cockatoos and other wildlife.

Shire officers and environmental reports have recommended the area be conserved.

Is used by the community for recreation and enjoyment.

  Why this re-zoning is a bad idea:

Will cut in half a larger area of bushland that forms a green link between Gooseberry Hill National Park and the National Park in Pickering Brook. Such large areas of bush will never be recoverable once they're gone.

The proposed land clearing was determined a “controlled action” by the Federal Dept. Environment and is still under assessment more than 3 years later.

There is no guarantee that aged care facilities will ever be built. The Shire's rezoning only requires that at least one resident of each dwelling is over 55 years of age. A retirement village would meet these conditions!

If an aged care facility is eventually built, its location upslope from bushland will subject the elderly residents to significant risk of bushfires carried on easterly winds.

The Shire has no stated evacuation plan for the hundred of residents. In case of bushfire coming from the reserves to the east, how and where will the elderly and infirm be evacuated?

Construction works will likely impact nearby bushland (Railway Reserve) and the Middle Helena Water Catchment.

The area is cap-rock, which will probably make any construction difficult, noisy and more expensive. Sewerage is not adjacent to the reserve, but several hundred metres away.

Don't wait until the bulldozers arrive. Speak up now, before it's too late!

Please get involved, pass the word around, subscribe to e-mail updates, join the facebook group and re-visit this website for further updates.

Come visit the reserve

There are various trails through the reserve, accessible from Wilkins Rd and Lesmurdie Rd East. Stop by and take a walk through.

If you want to see the extent of bushland that will be lost, go for a walk, cycle or drive along the length of Wilkins Road. Then turn left up Lesmurdie Rd East until you get to the radar station. Under the Shire's proposal, all this bushland will need to be cleared.


Recent news

  • 2017 State Election scorecard Question to candidates"If voted in as the Member for Kalamunda, would you support the proposed rezoning and development of the bushland reserve on Wilkins Rd, or would you support ...
    Posted 8 Mar 2017, 22:48 by Wilkins Road
  • WA Planning Minister supports rezoning, but the destruction is not a done deal! Only days before the election caretaker period commenced, the WA Planning Minister gave "approval" and "support" for rezoning, without explanation of why this reserve should be bulldozed.https://www.mediastatements ...
    Posted 10 Feb 2017, 23:08 by Wilkins Road
  • 2015 elections - candidates respond The following was e-mailed to all candidates listed here in the Shire of Kalamunda elections:I'm seeking your position on the continued preservation of Crown Reserve 30314, Lot ...
    Posted 9 Oct 2015, 08:41 by Wilkins Road
  • Council committee approves rezoning - now goes for Council approval On Monday 10th August, the Council considered the rezoning of the Wilkins Rd reserve this Monday 10th August. There was one delegation for, and one delegation against the proposal, and ...
    Posted 12 Aug 2015, 18:01 by Wilkins Road
  • Wed 13th May: deadline for submissions on EPBC environmental subissions Update: the relevant documents are no longer on the Shire's website. A copy of them are here:Original EPBC referral: describes the proposal and contains original concept planAppendices ...
    Posted 16 Jun 2015, 00:44 by Wilkins Road
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