Along Toodyay Road we will lose:
Source: Main Roads Western Australia
hectares of native vegetation
potential breeding trees for black cockatoos with 94 hollows
hectares of foraging habitat for black cockatoos
hectares of suitable habitat for chuditch
On April 5 members of SASTR met with representatives of the Main Roads Department (MRWA) at the junction of Sandplain and Salt Valley Roads where major work costing in excess of $50 million will start later this year.
Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA) is one of many organisations, private and public, that claim offsets constitute equal compensation when applying for Native Vegetation Clearance permits. So what are offsets and why are they not compensation for mature, old-growth vegetation? Find out.
MRWA Update on construction along Tooodyay Road, Coorinja Winery section.
WA appears to use significant tree registers for which the relevant criteria vary widely between councils. Do we need better “Laws” to protect trees here in WA?
Australia has lost more mammal species than any other continent on the planet, and our country’s rate of species decline is among the highest in the developed world. The State of The Environment report says this is mainly due to the introduction of new non-native species, large-scale land clearing and the ongoing destruction of natural habitat.
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Toodyay Farmers Market
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Purple beaufortia (Beaufortia purpurea), classified as priority three, meaning that it is poorly known and known from only a few locations. Photograph: Elaine Hall.
You can Help Save iconic Toodyay road
Current road works taking place between the Jingaling Brook Road and Lovers Lane on Toodyay Road have caused environmental destruction not anticipated by the Toodyay and surrounding community.
This level of destruction of beautiful rural scenery and native bush that contributes to the value of Toodyay as a destination is neither necessary or justified in order to improve road safety.
If you were shocked by these recent road works, future plans see even larger clearing footprints with realignments that only marginally improve the safety of Toodyay road.
Gone will be: old-growth eucalypt, native orchids, priority classified plants such as the purple beaufortia (featured), hollows that birds and other wildlife rely on to survive, food sources that cannot be easily replaced.