The former Labor State MP passed away on 17 March, after a long battle with cancer. Jaye was a tough but fair negotiator, with strength beyond her years. She was the youngest woman ever elected to the West Australian Parliament, serving as Parliamentary Secretary and Minister for Energy, Resources, Industry and Enterprise until 2008, when she retired. We at Save Perth Hills salute her, her strong values and valiant will. She will be missed.
"The Liberal National Government is committed to ensuring there is a balance between responsible economic activity and sustainable environmental outcomes. We will be rightly judged on our record. The decision just this month to reject a proposal to build a coal mine near Margaret River demonstrates this. The unique environmental, viticultural and tourism values of the region cannot be compromised, and the Government will implement the most stringent planning framework possible to protect it from all forms of high impact mining."
We at Save Perth Hills infer that these same values should stand for the Perth Hills Region, and the best way to do that is for the Premier to support the Perth Hills Planning Bill.