In September 1993, the Department of Planning and Urban Development, on behalf of the State Planning Commission referred the two major Amendments to the metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) effecting the South West Corridor to the Environmental Protection Authority for assessment. These Amendments were identified as Amendment No. 938/33 (Stage A), and Amendment No. 937/33 (Stage B).
The Environmental Protection Authority set two different levels of assessment on the proposals contained within the amendments in recognition of the differing potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed re-zonings and eventual land use changes.
A Public Environmental Review was sought for the:
- Rapid Transport Reserve (in MRS Amendment A & B);
- deletion of the north west corner of System Six Area MI03 for Special Uses (in MRS Amendment B);
- deletion of the south west portion of System Six Area Ml 03 west of Ennis Avenue for industrial and urban purposes (in MRS Amendment B); and
- widening of Safety Bay Road between Ennis Avenue and Mandurah Road (in MRS Amendment B).