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CURRENT STATUS OF CAMPAIGN
The Federal Department of Environment issued environmental approval of the ‘so called’ Mangles Bay Marina (MBM) and Private Canal Housing Estate proposal on 2 October 2014.
Following on from the Environmental process, the next hurdle for MBM canals proposal is obtaining a Major Amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme to allow for a change in use of the land from Bush Forever and Regional Parklands to Urban development/housing.
The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has sought public comment on its plan to rezone the land from Bush Forever and Regional Parklands to Urban development/housing and submissions closed on 13 November 2015. For more see http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/publications/7917.asp
We are delighted to advise that Hands Off Point Peron Inc. (HOPP) managed to produce and submit to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) an extremely comprehensive and very well researched submission covering a huge range of crucial issues related to the proposed rezoning. Our report was 600 pages long with 3 volumes including numerous expert reports.
See HOPP submission Volume 1 here
See HOPP submission Volume 2 here
See HOPP submission Volume 3 here
It was critical that HOPP get onto the public record, via our submission to the WAPC, the many valid reasons why the so called Mangles Bay Marina (MBM) would be a huge mistake and why the MBM is clearly against the public interest. However the Government may still ignore us and do a ‘Tick and Flick’ as they did previously with the Public Environmental Review. We are preparing for this possibility and working even harder to build the campaign. It is important that we start raising substantial campaign funds NOW. Please considering donating what you can afford - Even just a small amount would be put to very efficient use. Thanks in anticipation.
To donate, please note your name as a reference. Payment can be made in to the following bank account
Account Name: Hands Off Point Peron Inc. BSB 633-000 ACC: 14274 4192
photo taken outside City of Rockingham Monthly Council meeting
At a local level we are continuing to lobbying City of Rockingham Councillors
We are doing this because for the proposed Point Peron Canal Estate to go ahead a NEW Local Structure Plan to permit canal estates and artificial waterway developments in the City of Rockingham City (COR) has to be prepared and APPROVED by COR Council and WAPC. Without local council and WAPC approval the developers can’t build the proposed canal estate at Point Peron.
The developers have also asked COR (read ratepayers) to take on the Waterways Management. We know however based on expert advice that this would be an open ended financial disaster for City of Rockingham Ratepayers. Given COR main source of income is through council rates Ratepayers are at risk of having to fund the high-cost and high-maintenance canal/housing estate through their rates? See here
You can make your views about this known to Rockingham City Councilors by contacting them via the details here http://www.rockingham.wa.gov.au/Council/Our-Mayor-and-Councillors
HAVE YOU SEEN OUR ALTERNATE VISION FOR A WORLD CLASS COASTAL PARK INSTEAD OF CANALS ON CAPE PERON?
You can see our community-based vision for the Cape Peron Coastal Park here
For more information on the proposed development, please follow this link
HOW YOU CAN HELP? HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
We are a local ‘not for profit’ and ordinary Mums and Dads type organisation. Funds are desperately needed to help with printing and advertising costs and potential legal costs as the campaign heats up. Please considering donating what you can afford - Even just a small amount would be put to very efficient use. Thanks in anticipation.
To donate, please note your name as a reference and payment can be made in to the following bank account
Account Name: Hands Off Point Peron Inc
ACC: 14274 4192
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