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.
We have been running a survey on our website and we think now is good a time as any to reveal what the greater community are thinking.
“…it needs to be acknowledged that trees and other plant species are valuable, and once lost, are almost impossible to replace”. It says a lot about our community that trees, like other assets, need to be defined by their monetary equivalent before they can be truly valued.
One year has passed since the Safe and Scenic Toodyay Roads (SASTR) campaign began. This is the perfect time to reflect on what we have achieved and to see what the future holds for Toodyay Road and its environment.
The Wheatbelt community lives with the consequences of having the most cleared land in Australia and what little is left is constantly under threat. The engineering solutions developed by MRWA show that they have paid little heed to the principles promoted in a decade-old brochure where they proclaim the importance of preserving roadside areas as wildflower reserves.