State Barrier Fence Esperance Extension - Change to Proposal

Closed 19 May 2017

Opened 12 May 2017

Overview

S43A Change to proposal

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) proposes to erect a 660 kilometre long, 1.35 metre high extension to the existing State Barrier Fence from its current termination point near the town of Ravensthorpe to the east of Esperance near Cape Arid National Park. The purpose of the Esperance extension is to protect the south-eastern agricultural enterprises from predation and grazing from wild populations.

Requested modifications are to increase the size of the development envelope from 5313 ha to 8139 ha and decrease the maximum clearing footprint from 843 ha to 816 ha.

Why We Are Consulting

Due to interest in this proposal, the proposed changes are being advertised to allow public comment before a decision on the requested s43A change is made.

Areas

  • All of Western Australia

Audiences

  • Public

Interests

  • Comment on proposal under assessment