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Community Consultation Wed 10/12/2014 7:30-8:30pm
Come and have your say on Wednesday 10 December at the Gary Holland Centre, 19 Kent St., Rockingham. Please arrive by 7:15pm for this 7:30-8:30pm event.
Next Council meeting Tuesday, Dec. 16th, 2014
We must reclaim our Local Government. We NEED YOU to simply rock up, be seen outside with us and then come in and sit and listen to public question time.
Please join us on Tuesday 16th December from 5:00pm onwards at our peaceful rally to lobby Rockingham City Councillors to reject the Cedar Woods/Landcorp proposal for a Canal Estate and Inland Marina on public land at Point Peron and to urge Councillors to support the Community's Vision of a Coastal park on our public land instead.
We will rally outside Rockingham City Council, Civic Boulevard, Rockingham from 5:00pm until 5:45pm. During this time you can get an update on what's happening and what you can do to help.
At 5:45pm we will then go inside and quietly listen in the public gallery during public question time while some of us ask pre planned and pre prepared pointy questions about the proposed development until 6:30pm approx.
Please bring your own placard. If you can please wear white - preferably a white T-Shirt with a Black Hand print(s) on it. No words, just the Black Hand print symbol.
We need you to help us show the developers and complicit politicians we are simply not going to stand for this development and that they have no right to foist it on us. This will send a strong message to Councillors that if they won't fight for the community we will find people who will.
Tuesday Oct. 28th, 2014
Peaceful rally to lobby Rockingham City Councillors to reject the Cedar Woods/Landcorp proposal for a Canal Estate and Inland Marina on public land at Point Peron and to urge councillors to support the Community's Vision of a Coastal Park on our public land instead.
On Tuesday, Oct. 28th, please arrive at 5:30pm sharp as we rally outside for 20 minutes until 5:50pm. Then those who are able to attend the monthly council meeting proceed to go inside before 5:55pm and get seated in the public gallery ready for the 6pm start of the 1 hour council meeting.
Please wear white - preferably a white T-shirt with a black hand print(s) on it. No words, just the black hand print symbol as in the Hands Off Point Peron FB page profile photo. Naturally though, if you are one of the lucky ones who have a genuine HOPP T-shirt, wear that.
WHY ARE WE LOBBYING COUNCILLORS?
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 COR has to be prepared and APPROVED by Rockingham City Council and the WAPC.
Remember, without local council and WAPC approval the developers can’t build the proposed canal estate at Point Peron – please pass on this fact to your friends and family.
2014 Council meeting dates
• October 28
• November 25
• December 16
• January 27 - 2015
It's time to 'go after the money' in the fight to Save Point Peron
Cedar Woods is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday 10 November at the Kings Park Function Centre (Frasers) Fraser Ave, West Perth
This is a powerful opportunity to get Perth media coverage for the outrageous proposal by Cedar Woods and LandCorp to build a private canal housing estate and inland marina on precious Point Peron public land.
Cedar Woods shareholders need to know that if Cedar Woods go ahead with the proposed canal estate at Point Peron (aka Mangles Bay marina) that they are putting their social licence to operate at risk.
We are holding a peaceful Rally outside Cedar Woods AGM Monday 10th November arrive 9.15am for 9.30-10.30am
So that we don't get shrugged off as a bunch of hippies and trouble makers please endeavour to wear either smart business attire OR a white T-Shirt with our black hand print sybol on it or just a plain white shirt. We will have a limited number of T-Shirts available for people to wear just for the rally.
Please bring signs saying 'Dodgy land Deals' 'No Point Peron Canals' 'Hand Off Point Peron' Public Land NOT for sale' 'Public Land Theft' 'No Festering Canals;.
Meet in the car park closest to Frasers at 9.15pm - see map below
If you are travelling from Rockingham and want to catch the train please meet us at Rockingham train station by 8am sharp - remember to allow time to get from western car park to the station and buy your tickets by 8am sharp - details of the journey here
It's really important that we get a good crowd - (I have booked the day off work as annual leave). I hope you can make it.
There will be fun activities for the kids and tree planting, live music, information stalls, raffles, prizes and more. Come and celebrate your treasured memories of Point Peron and get an update on what we are doing to realise the community’s vision for a Coastal Park NOT Canals for Point
Preserve Point Peron is another local community/not-for-profit group, actively working to lobby politicians to stop the proposed development at Mangels Bay.
Hands Off Point Peron work closely with Preserve Point Peron as we are both hoping to achieve the same goal of stopping the proposed Marina and Canal Development at Mangels Bay.
For more information on Preserve Point Peron or the public meeting, please contact Esther 9528 7133
Big turnout tells the Government to stop the Point Peron Land Grab
Over 500 people protested the Barnett Government’s plans for the Mangles Bay canal housing and inland marina project at Point Peron on Sunday many of whom have only recently found out about the Governments plans for the area through the Hands Off Point Peron community awareness campaign.
Protestors joined the growing list of opponents including renowned marine zoologist and underwater artist Roger Swainston, local business owners and tourism operators.
Speakers included environmentalists, a hydrologist and a town planner who all expressed their concern at the proposed inland marina.
Spokesperson for the Hands Off Point Peron Group Dawn Jecks said, “We had a number of volunteers on the ground prior to the rally canvassing opinions from local business owners, tourism operators and users of the area about the proposed development.
“Feedback that we received showed that local business owners are worried that another commercial hub will draw business away from the main Rockingham beachfront business area. Tourism operators voiced concerns that the destruction of seagrass beds and fisheries will result in a loss of visitors to the area and local users of the beach are worried about reduced access to the beach.”
It was revealed at the rally that the dual use path along the length of the beachfront from Hymus Street to the causeway, that was promised in the developers advertisements last August, were no longer on the plans.
Ms Jecks said, “At the third and final Stakeholders Reference Group meeting which I attended just prior to Christmas, it was confirmed by the developer that there would not be a dual use path along the length of the beachfront. Nor would there be a bridge across the channel leading out of the marina to deeper water. Effectively, the proposed Mangles Bay marina will cut the Mangles Bay beach in half.
“Beach walkers wanting to walk the length of the beachfront from Hymus Street to the causeway would have to walk around the development. Despite promises to the contrary it is clear that this development will result in a reduction in public access from current levels.
With ratepayers being the most likely ones to have to pick up the tab for the costs to maintain the canal development as well as having reduced access to the beachfront, people are starting to question whose interests are being served by this proposed development.
“There is no question that there is a need for an upgrade of some of the areas in Point Peron but this development is not the answer Ms Jecks concluded.
Speakers on the day included
Wide media coverage for the event was received including articles in The West Australian, Community Newpaper Western Courier and an interview on radio ABC Perth, with Russel Wolffe on the Drive program. Please reveiw the articles provided below:
Article: Western Courier Article: The West Australian, Jane Hammond
A selection of photos from the Rally
(Photos by: Les Lowe, Ruth O'Dwyer and John V).