Here are a range of resources, documents and images for your information and to help you make an informed decision:

Marina/Canal Development Process

2014 – EPBC Decision goes against Pt. Peron.  These are the conditions of approval.

2013 – Regarding petition no 4 Mangles Bay tourist precinct – Submission to standing commitee on environment and public affairs

2013 – Report and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority, Mangles Bay Marina-Based Tourist Precinct, Cranford Pty Ltd and Western Australian Land Authority

2013 – Strategen Environmental Consultants. Detailed Responses to Matters Raised in Submissions on the Mangles Bay Per (Prepared for on Behalf of Cedar Woods).

2012 – Mangles Bay Marina Based Tourist Precinct / Public Environmental Review

2012 –  Strategen Mangles Bay Marina Based Tourist Precinct / Construction Environmental Management Program

2011 – Marina/Canal Development Proposal (Large format download 30MG ) (Low Res download 1MG)

2011 – Environmental Scoping Document (ESD – Released by Cedar Woods)

2010 – Rockingham Lakes Regional Parks (DEC Management Plan)

2009 – Shoreline Movement Study Point Peron (Department of Transport)

2006 – Parliamentary Enquiry Report (Parliamentary Petition into Marina at Point Peron)

2006 – 3 x Development Options – Point Peron Tourism Precinct 2006 (Development Maps)

2006 – Stragetic Environmental Review – Point Peron Tourism Precinct

2005 – Worley Parsons Report –  Point Peron Study: Groundwater Fatal Flaw

1964 – Letter, Parliamentary Document (Transfer of Land)

Canal Estates

Please read about the issues of the following Canal Estates proposed in Australia which did not proceed as a result of environmental assessment:

Mauds Landing, Western Australia

Lauderdale, Tasmania

Petition to ban canal estates in WA

Please see our petition to ban canal estate developments in WA

Please read about the issues of the following Canal Estates (marinas) that have been constructed in Australia and have been associated with subsequent negative environmental impacts:

Hope Island Resort Marina problems with poor water quality

Marinas in Darwin Harbour are without efficient water flow which causes problems for marine invertebrates

Yunderup Canal Estate with poor water quality, algal blooms and fish kills

Development of Canal Estates on acid sulfate soil can lead to death of marine organisms / fish diseases

Ballina Canal Estate layout has had at least four separate spates of fish death related to poor water flow

Port Geographe with ongoing problems of erosion and seaweed build up

Little Penguins

Verduin, J., & Sinclair, E. (2013). Seagrass Meadow Restoration Trial Using Transplants – Cockburn Sound, Western Australia. Retrieved from EMR Project Summaries

Legislation: Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) Declaration under section 248: List of Marine Species

Ainsworth, M. (2014, September 22). Saving the penguins. Presented by Claire Moodie. Canberra: ABC News. Saving the penguins

Dunlop, J., McNeill, S., & Cannell, B. (2013). Seabird Feathers as Indicators of Mercury & Selenium Contamination in the Coastal Waters of South Australia. Conservation Council of Western Australia [CCWA]


The area in Mangles Bay is a natual and vibrant resource area for seagrass which serves to sustain the abundance of wildlife in the area and serves as a hatchery for fish in the local area.

Please review some of the following links and articles to provide more insight into the impact that marina and Canal Development at Mangles Bay could have on this natural asset to the local region. 

Article summary:

This document discusses the failure of seagrass replanting efforts experienced in NSW.
Failure of Seagrass Planting in NSW (pdf)

This document discusses a form of conservation to protect seagrass in SA and the importance to maintaining protection of natural resources that are key to survival of a wealth of marine life.
Protecting seagrass in SA (pdf)

General in WA

Seagrass replanting attempts.

Zostera Sea Grass:

Posidonia sea grass: