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      5   GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY CONSERVATION CORRIDOR

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mrs Markus—That this House:

(1)    notes that in the 2010 Federal Election, the Coalition, Australian Labor Party and Australian Greens committed to establishing the Greater Western Sydney Corridor but the Australian Government has failed to act to protect Cumberland Plain Woodland and endangered flora and fauna species; and

(2)    calls on the Australian Government to implement the Coalition’s policy to protect Western Sydney’s Cumberland Plain Woodland and endangered flora and fauna species, and:

(a)    establish the Greater Western Sydney Conservation Corridor linking nature reserves and identified priority lands within the Greater Western Sydney Region, as an environmental legacy for future generations;

(b)   establish a joint State-Federal Consultative Committee to consider information with regard to the establishment of the Greater Western Sydney Conservation Corridor;

(c)    consult and work with the NSW Government on strategies to acquire identified ‘priority conservation sites’ for the Conservation Corridor, utilising funds held within the NSW Growth Centres Conservation Fund for that purpose;

(d)   identify private land that links areas of the proposed Corridor and work towards a mutually beneficial outcome with private land holders; and

(e)    consult with the NSW Government on the feasibility of a comprehensive audit of the Greater Western Sydney bushland region to identify conservation values that will include listings of threatened and or endangered species ( see item No. 3, Votes and Proceedings )—

Debate resumed.

Debate adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.