Oakford Land Company to pay $100,000 in compensation

Date published: 
Tue, 06/04/2013 - 15:00

4 June 2013

A quarry owner will pay $100,000 in compensation after clearing eight hectares of habitat for listed black cockatoos at Nowergup in Western Australia without authorisation.

The Oakford Land Company Pty Ltd will pay the sum as part of an enforceable undertaking agreement with the federal environment department.

The cleared vegetation provided important foraging habitat for Carnaby's black-cockatoo which is endangered under national environment law.

Oakford Land Company has cooperated with departmental officers throughout the investigation and has made an undertaking to pay the sum of $100,000.

The money will be used by the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation for the purchase of habitat for conservation, or for revegetation and rehabilitation projects which will benefit black cockatoos in south-west Western Australia.

This is consistent with previous undertakings accepted by the department, and will contribute to the recovery of the impacted species.