Coppercats Pty Ltd and Gallivantour Super Pty Ltd pledge $80,400 after vegetation cleared

Date published: 
Wed, 09/05/2012 - 15:15

5 September 2012

An enforceable undertaking has been agreed to by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities to the sum of $80,400 after Coppercats Pty Ltd and Gallivantour Super Pty Ltd were found to have wrongfully cleared vegetation for an industrial site at Picton East, WA.

The department was made aware of the unauthorised clearing of approximately 6.7 ha of vegetation in 2010.

The vegetation would have provided key habitat for species listed as threatened under national environment law, including the Western ringtail possum which is vulnerable and the endangered Carnaby's black cockatoo. The company has cooperated with departmental officers throughout the investigation and has made an undertaking to pay money towards rehabilitation of vegetation for the affected threatened species.