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Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Estimates Reply – Attorney-General

It is surprising and welcome news that the Government is looking at the location of the proposed northern prison site.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Sep 2021


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Corrections - Westbury Prison Proposal

I'd like to ask you about the proposed Westbury prison and explore what your agency's recent engagement with the Commonwealth has been.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Sep 2021


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Premier - Westbury Prison Site

The Westbury Prison site in a nature reserve, is hugely problematic.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Sep 2021


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Corrections' Estimates Confirms Government Working to Get Around Westbury Reserve Protections

Corrections Minister, Elise Archer, confirmed the government is seeking to find an ‘offset’ for the Westbury Reserve in order to build a prison on the site.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Sep 2021


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Nature Conservation Amendment (Brushy Creek Conservation Area) Bill 2021

A Bill for an Act to amend the Nature Conservation Act 2002 in order to establish the Brushy Creek Conservation Area.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Greens Bill  |  1 Sep 2021


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Jaensch Must Protect Westbury Reserve from Illegal Woodhooking

Reports of illegal woodhooking of live trees on Westbury Reserve are extremely concerning.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Jul 2021


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Northern Regional Prison - Geotechnical Drilling at the Brushy Rivulet Site

The Minister repeatedly denied the presence of threatened values on this site until the Premier last week confirmed they do exist.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Jun 2021


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Northern Regional Prison - Geotechnical Drilling of Site

New right to information documents show the federal government has been demanding Tasmania give legal conservation protection to the reserve.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Jun 2021


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Premier Finally Recognises Conservation Values of Westbury Reserve

After a year of denying Westbury Reserve has any environmental values, it was welcome to hear Premier finally recognise the site has “sensitive natural values”.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Jun 2021


Planning Documents

RTI Confirms Westbury Reserve Threatened Species Haven, Wrong Site for Prison

Documents released under Right to Information clearly outline why the Westbury Reserve is an entirely inappropriate location to build a prison

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Jun 2021


Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil Deaths

The Concerned Residents Opposed to the Westbury Prison Site has posted a very disturbing picture of a juvenile Tasmanian devil that has been run over by a car.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Mar 2021


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Greens Table Petition to Stop Northern Prison

The Greens were proud to table a petition on behalf of the Westbury community, calling on the Government to halt its plans for the northern prison.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Mar 2021


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Corrections – Westbury Prison

The misguided and badly evidenced push to create a maximum security prison in Westbury is causing many local residents extreme anxiety.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Nov 2020


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Threatened Species at Westbury Reserve Should be Protected

The Liberals’ hastily-made decision to move the northern prison site has resulted in selection of an ill-advised location, fraught with unresolvable issues.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Oct 2020


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Community Forced to Step In to Protect Westbury Reserve

The reprieve for Westbury Reserve, set to be drilled today, is welcome - but only temporary. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Oct 2020


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Jaensch Abandons Westbury Wedge-tailed Eagles

Minister Jaensch refused to answer serious questions about what, if any, assessment on the impact on eagles – or any other species – had been undertaken.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2020


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Wedge-Tailed Eagles - Westbury Reserve Site

Noise disturbance during breeding is well known to result in eagles abandoning eggs or even chicks and can drive them to leave a nest permanently.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Oct 2020


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Jaensch Must Stop Westbury Drilling, Risk to Threatened Eagles

The exploratory drilling set to commence next week at the Westbury Reserve is within range of a Wedge-tailed eagle nest, during breeding season.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Oct 2020


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Northern Region Prison - Location

The northern prison is going to cost hundreds of millions of dollars but the decision for the site has been mired in secrecy.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Aug 2020


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Northern Prison - Location

The Government has mishandled the decision-making process around the choice of the northern prison from the very beginning.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Aug 2020


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

COVID-19 - Jobs and the Economy

We cannot support a motion that has clause (4) in it, which is that the House supports the Westbury prison site that has been chosen on Birralee Road.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Aug 2020


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Liberals’ Westbury Spin Comes Undone

Today in Parliament, the Government confirmed its decision to pursue the second site for the northern prison was made in a rush.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Aug 2020


Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Objection to Westbury Prison Site

The Westbury residents are clear that the Government has caved in to their community's strong backlash on the preferred site for the northern prison.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Jun 2020


Planning Documents

Northern Region Prison Location

The Westbury reserve did not even make it on to the Government's list of initial sites.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Jun 2020


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Westbury Prison Site Location

We would like to understand why the Government chose a 70-hectare reserve with high conservation values as the new new northern prison site.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Jun 2020


City Planners Around Table

Labor's Westbury Hand-wringing as they Back Major Projects Laws

Labor's hand-wringing to the Westbury community is meaningless while they back in the Liberals' major projects legislation.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Jun 2020


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Westbury Residents Sold Out With "Benefits" Study

The Liberals continue to grubby their northern prison planning process with secrecy and bad faith community consultation.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jun 2020


Law Books

Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019

Whatever we call it, this is a dog of a bill that is designed to take away the freedoms that Tasmanians have enjoyed to peacefully protest.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2019


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Proposal for Prison at Westbury

Let us put on the record that we have had this conversation a number of times about the northern prison.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Oct 2019


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Youth Justice System

Cassy discusses the Minister's responsibility for a redacted Youth Custodial Services report in the adjournment.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Oct 2019


Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Northern Prison

It is sad to hear the tone of this debate, which totally misses the point that what is good for Tasmania is putting money into restorative justice.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Oct 2019


Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Northern Region Prison Site

I have been approached by numerous people in the surrounding area with concerns about the consultation process.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2019