The key to stopping this development is by having an active community that is willing to TAKE ACTION and get the message out there and let your views be known!
In October 2014, the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) initiated a major Metropolitan Region Scheme amendment (covering approximately 105 hectares) to modify various zones and reserves (and Bush Forever site 355) at Point Peron. The amendment will facilitate a tourist based single entrance marina comprising mooring facilities for approximately 661-700 boats, an aquatic club, a marina village and open space/foreshore areas.
In June 2014, the Minister for Environment issued Statement 974 advising that the proposal may be implemented, subject to conditions such as the rehabilitation of approximately 20 hectares of the Point Peron Peninsula and the acquisition of approximately 56 hectares of vegetated replacement land along the Swan Coastal Plain. A copy of the statement can be found here. In October 2014, the Federal Department of the Environment also issued approval to the proposed development, subject to conditions.
In accordance with the Planning and Development Act 2005, the amendment has since been advertised and formal submissions closed in 2016. As at January 2017 the proposed MRS Amendment 1280/41A is still sitting with the WAPC and a decision is yet to be made as to a recommendation for or against.
Once the amendment has been considered by the WAPC, and if supported, it will be presented to the Minister for Planning for consideration and tabling in both Houses of Parliament for a final determination. For your information, here is a flow chart that outlines the statutory process for major amendments to the Metropolitan Region Scheme.
A great way to Take Action is to tell others about what is proposed for the Canal/Marina Development at Mangles Bay, Point Peron is through letterboxing and public notice boards. Help us spread the word by letterboxing your street or local neighbourhood. Give it to your family and friends!
Help us spread the word by printing our flyer
Hands Off Point Peron – A4 flyer (PDF download)
Put this up in your local shop, shopping centre notice board, workplace, anywhere you can – to help make sure as many people in as possible in Western Australia know what is being proposed at Point Peron …. before it is too late!
Other actions you can take:
- Contact key decision makers.Click here for a list of key government representatives
- Write Letters to the Editor. Click here for tips on writing letters
- Click here to Join our Facebook Community : Provide photos of your favourite things about point peron
- Attend the Rally’s that we organise: Click here for our events page
- Join our email newsletter to receive updates.Click here to send us an email
- and generally, tell as many people as you can!
HOW YOU CAN HELP? HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
We have four high-powered experts ready to start working on scientific submissions on our behalf.
They are willing to do this at least in part pro-bono but their reports take up to a week and they do need to eat.
Such reports can ask well-researched questions that put the project in doubt. And there are expenses for advertising and public meetings. So we are appealing urgently for $20,000.
To donate, please note your name as a reference and payment can be made in to the following bank account
ACC: 14274 4192