Marino Conservation Park

24 Sep 2013 archivespeech

This speech is in relation to the Marino Conservation Park.

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation) (16:02): I move:

That this council request His Excellency the Governor to make a proclamation under section 30(2)(b) of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 to exclude allotment 801 in deposited plan 91248, hundred of Noarlunga, from the Marino Conservation Park.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (16:05): This is a fairly straightforward issue in relation to the realignment of the boundary, which clearly was not done quite correctly in the first place. I commend the work of Friends of Marino Conservation Park. I was down there a couple of months ago at the invitation of the Liberal candidate for Bright, Mr David Speers.

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins: A very good candidate.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: He is a very good candidate, and hopefully he will make an excellent member of parliament after March next year. One of his key concerns has always been environmental issues, and this park forms a significant part in that particular area and contains remnant dunes, as the minister well knows, as we both attended at the Tennyson dunes. We need to protect the parks and conservation areas we have left. With those remarks, I endorse the motion.

Motion carried.