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The NorthLink WA tam is undertaking flora and fauna surveys for the proposed Perth Darwin National Highway.

Still some surveys needed

FLORA and fauna surveys for the proposed Perth Darwin National Highway undertaken by the NorthLink WA team are mostly complete.

But a Main Roads WA spokeswoman said there were still some follow up surveys to be completed.

She said the environmental referral document for the southern section – Tonkin Hwy from Collier Rd to Reid Hwy – had been submitted.

“The public environmental review document for the remaining corridor will be submitted by mid 2015,’’ she said.

The environmental reference group met in October and is not due to meet again until early next year.

Friends of Whiteman Park, Ellen Brockman Integrated Catchment Group, the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council, Whiteman Park, the City of Swan and the Department of Parks and Wildlife are some of the members of the environmental reference group.

There are three community reference groups attached to the project.

Members of the northern community reference group (north of Maralla Rd to Muchea) include Bullsbrook Residents and Ratepayers Association, LandCorp, Department of Defence as well as residents and business owners.

The central community reference group’s member include representatives from the Brigadoon Progress Association, Swan Chamber of Commerce, Cullacabardee Aboriginal Corporation, The Vines Residents Association, Swan Valley Residents and Ratepayers Association, Horsemen’s Pony Club, Swan Valley Progress Association, the WA Model Aircraft State Centre and LandCorp.

A spokeswoman said the next meetings of northern and central community reference groups are planned for later this year.

The freight and road user group met in October and its next meeting was expected to be early next year.

About Anita

Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

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