Impacts & Issues

Discussed on this page are some of the impacts and issues associated with the proposed development at Mangles Bay and Point Peron



The land that the Barnett government proposes to take at Point Peron is crown land.

This land was transferred from the Commonwealth Government to the State of Western Australia on the 10th January 1964 under the condition that the future use of the area was to be restricted to a reserve for recreation and/or parklands. Further, that when the leases for the area’s holiday camps have expired, that the entire area will become an “A” Class reserve. – Click here to view the 1964 transfer of land letter


Who pays for ongoing dredging - RATEPAYERS?

Properties up to one kilometre away, to the East of project are at risk of having their bores dry up and trees die from the dewatering process that will be needed as part of building the canal development.

When the developers are gone, are the ratepayers going to be left to pay for the maintenance of the concrete seawalls along the canals and the ongoing dredging that will be required ‘forever’ due to the natural tendency for the Mangles Bay area to silt up?

And, if this such a viable project, why do ordinary taxpayers and ratepayers have to subsidise it by selling off our regional parklands to private investors for canal housing in order to pay for it?



The area in Mangels Bay is a natural and vibrant resouce 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 Managels Bay could have on this natural asset to the local region. 

Article summary on seagrass:

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 seagrass information (WA)
Seagrass replanting attempts.

Zostera Sea Grass:
Posidonia sea grass:

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