Elizabeth Burrow and Petrina Harley plead not guilty to Burrup protest
Two Perth residents accused of blocking the Burrup Road as part of a protest against the Scarborough gas development have pleaded not guilty.
The lawyer for Elizabeth Burrow and Petrina Harley, Nicholas Terry, appeared on behalf of the pair via audiolink at the Karratha Magistrates Court on March 30.
The pair are charged with failing to obey a move-on notice, unreasonably obstructing a carriageway and obstructing a public officer and answered their bail at Fremantle Court.
Karratha police arrested the pair, along with co-accused Caleb Houseman, on November 24 evening after a 14-hour protest which blocked access to key industrial sites on beaches on the Burrup Peninsula.
It is alleged they parked a car and trailer across the road, locked themselves to the blockade, with Ms Harley and Ms Burrow putting their arms in concrete.
The court heard the accused were given multiple move-on orders, the first of which was at 1.50pm before they complied at 5.40pm.
Prosecutors previously told the court the pair had put their arms in a 44-gallon drum filled with concrete inside the caravan and refused to move.
Mr Terry said his clients were seeking a trial allocation date in May and for disclosure to be provided.
Karratha Magistrate Gavin MacLean set the trial allocation date for May 25.
Ms Harley and Ms Burrow were previously granted bail subject to a series of conditions, including not approaching within 10km of Burrup Road and not to communicate, attempt to communicate or associate with the co-accused or other members of the protest.
Their co-accused Houseman pleaded guilty on December 7 and was fined $1100.
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