Tony McRae

Tony McRae

Former Minister for the Environment; Climate Change; Disability Services

    Gas Pipeline land issue for public discussion

    11/09/2006 9:18 AM

    South-West land reserve issues surrounding the Dampier-to-Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline will be opened to the general public for comment.

    Assisting Planning and Infrastructure Minister Tony McRae, said any decision to change the alignment and size of the land reserves would not be acted on until the full impact of any changes had been studied.

    “This decision will not be made until I have had extensive discussions with landholders, local government and local catchment group representatives,” Mr McRae said.

    “Today I have released the final independent review plan for the Kemerton alignment and the public comment period will start later this month.

    “This review has been approved through the environmental assessment process but I acknowledge the issues now confronting land-owners.

    “I intend also to undertake a full site inspection of the area under contention to see for myself the extent of the issues, first-hand.”

    The Minister said the public comment period would last four weeks and a final decision would be made before the end of the year.

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