The Jarrahdale Forest Protectors are still campaigning and raising awareness throughout the wider community. Despite meeting with these people and organisations:
- Minister Redman
- Forest Products Commission
- Dept of Environment & Conservation
- Conservation Commission
- Water Corporation
- Serpentine-Jarrahdale Shire
- Tony Simpson MLS
- Alison Xamon Greens MP
- WA Forests Alliance & Concervation Counsel
... (a lot of people, eh?)... the logging has been DEFERRED to Sept or October, but the ROADS are set to be built in MARCH and APRIL (Yes, that's now!) The Jarrahdale Forest Protectors are hopeful that the new CEO of the Forest Products Commission will see the value of keeping our native forests intact.
Delight at Dardanup at LOGGING HALTED. Celebration in the Dardanup local community as the logging of their LOCAL FOREST by the FPC STOPS as a full environmental investigation begins! These Dardanup Forests (forests that contain five-hundred year old trees) were going to MAKE the taxpayers $160,000, after all! The community are delighted as the Government recognises the value of ancient forests as not only ANCIENT FORESTS, but as living, breathing parts of the community and are more valuable an asset left where they are.
THE FOREST RESCUE, who have been welcomed by the Jarrahdale Community at large, have seen this as the beginning of the campaign to save the NATIVE FORESTS in WA. They have moved their camp to Mundlimup where they have continued to be vigilant in case the roading begins. The local community has become empowered to continue to fight to save our forests.
On a STATE LEVEL, Independent MP Janet Woollard has introduced a motion into the Legislative Assembly calling on the House to have the Standing Committee on Economics and Industry inquire into the costs and benefits of Native Forest Logging under the Existing Forest Management Plan and to place a moratorium on logging until the Government responds to the Committee's Report.
The JARRAHDALE FOREST PROTECTORS have begun a COMMUNITY SURVEY of Jarrahdale Residents to demonstrate the commitment of the entire community to cease logging of the Mundlimup Forests adjoining the Town.
Last Updated (Thursday, 25 March 2010 14:46)