PER has now been called

SAVING POINT PERON : URGENT ACTION REQUIRED

The Public Environmental Review (PER) has now closed as at 23 April 2012.


THE PROPOSAL PROCESS: EPA AND PER


  • APRIL PER - Public Enrivonmental Review - open until 23 April

  • APRIL 23 DEADLINE: Submissions from the public on the develpment proposal

  • JUNE 23 - EPA have two (2) months to write their decision if the project should proceed, based on reports and the public submissions that we can provide

  • JULY - Following this - we have two weeks to make further public comments before the proposal is submitted to the Minister

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We need a record number of submissions now - please sumit yours today 

 

  • Click here to download your Guide to Making you submission
  • SEE BELOW for suggestions for your submission for the EPA 

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For more information on the proposed development, please follow this link  

http://www.manglesbaymarina.com.au/public-environmental-review 

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COALITION FORMED: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Three local groups, Hands off Point Peron, Preserve Point Peron Inc and Friends of Point Peron are working in complementary ways to save Point Peron. Particular thanks to Dawn, Ron, Ruth, Ambrose, Charles, Esther, Hugo, Nick, Doug, Di, Bob, Pauline, Julie and James who together have put in several hundred hours and will continue to work on media releases, meetings and submissions. But we do need more volunteers over the next three months to

  • get more signatures for the petition
  • help with meetings and presentations
  • staff stalls at fairs
  • obtain invites from groups

Phone or email dawnjecks@gmail.com 0424 598 656 or James Mumme at jgmumme@live.com.au 9527 5339.

For news see HOPP website, Weekend Courier 17 Feb, Sound Telegraph 15 and 22 Feb.

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The PER - The Public Environmental Review (PER)


 

The PER is the stage that allows us to have our voice heard.

 

The time is NOW for public comment on the proposed development: www.manglesbaymarina.com.au.

 

 

We need a your submissions.


  • The proposal by the developers is 2000 pages of techno-babble.

  • Don’t be put off by the wildly optimistic spin of the document.

  • To help people to write their own brief non-expert comment, we will provide a guide – draft below.

We know that pro forma submissions are not counted individually so please use your own words.

 

We have up to 23 April.

 

 

After that there are two months for the EPA to write their decision and two weeks for

 

further public comment before it goes to the Minister. 


 

 

THE PROPOSAL PROCESS: EPA AND PER


  • APRIL PER - Public Enrivonmental Review - open until 23 April

  • APRIL 23 DEADLINE: Submissions from the public on the develpment proposal

  • JUNE 23 - EPA have two (2) months to write their decision if the project should proceed, based on reports and the public submissions that we can provide

  • JULY - Following this - we have two weeks to make further public comments before the proposal is submitted to the Minister

  • JULY 7 - DEADLINE FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS - the last chance ot have your say!!!!

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DRAFT IDEAS TO HELP WITH YOUR SUBMISSION


At first glance there are eight (8) major issues:


  • Loss of public access to Mangles Beach and the Bush Forever site

  • Privatisation of much of Cape Peron

  • Risk to the Thrombolites in Lake Richmond through changes in water level and quality

  • Risk to seagrass in Cockburn Sound through dredging

  • Loss of 33.5 ha of Bush Forever site compromising wildlife on the whole Cape by cutting the bush corridor

  • Risk to groundwater up to 1km away

  • On-going costs of dredging, cleaning polluted water, storm damage, insurances.

  • What is the justification for such a radical project in the first place and especially now that Port Rockingham looks like going ahead ?

EMAIL YOUR SUBMISSION BEFORE 23 APRIL TO: submissions@epa.wa.gov.au

Click here to download your Guide to Making you submission

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

 

FORTHCOMING MAJOR EVENTS 
  • 18 April Senior Recreation Council (Venue TBC)
  • 23 April Media ceremony to present submissions to EPA (Venue TBC)
DONATIONS NEEDED 

 

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.

 

Bank account BSB 633000 14521 4516 – Preserve Point Peron (PPP) Inc. – Donation A/C.
  

 

 

PRESENTATIONS TO GROUPS/ASSOCIATIONS/CLUBS 

We need invitations to make a 20 up to 40 minute presentation aimed to seek suggestions from the community for developing the Cape. The presentation includes:
  • a professional scale model of the Cape which shows powerfully what will be lost, 
  • brief powerpoint, q & a, petition and flyers and submission-writing sheet (TBA) 
It would suitable for all kinds of groups – church, schools, service clubs, P&Cs, community organisations, businesss groups, etc. Please send details of contacts to James 9527 5339 or jgmumme@live.com.au

HELP WITH RESEARCH 

We need people to help find the following information to strengthen some of our arguments 
  1. Survey of businesses on waterfront. We need someone to take a survey sheet to local businesses to find out their views about having a second tourist hub 1.5km away.
  2. What are vacancy rates of pens and house lots in Marinas at Pt Coogee, Mandurah, Pt Geographe, Exmouth ? 
  3. What costs have been incurred by government and/or Councils from canal or marinas at Port Geographe, Yunderup, Mandurah and Exmouth and any Eastern StatesPlease contact James jgmumme@live.com.au or 9527 5339 for more info.
So PLEASE join our mailing list and keep coming tO the website to keep updated
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For more information on the proposed development, please follow this link  

http://www.manglesbaymarina.com.au/public-environmental-review  

 

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