Note - This page is no longer being updated, and is retained here for reference purposes. You can continue to follow developments on the Community Campaign website - 'Hands off Point Peron'.
Preserve Point Peron Inc. and Hands Off Point Peron groups need your support!
Following the EPA recommendation to the Environment Minister Albert Jacob that the Mangles Bay Marina be granted conditional approval, UBC lodged a comprehensive Appeal to the Office of the Appeals Convenor rebutting a great deal of the Proponent's statements to the EPA and the EPA's responses. view our Appeal here.
The proponent for the project, Cedar Woods (aka Cranford Pty Ltd), prepared several documents for the EPA attempting to refute the many public submissions during the Public Environmental Review process.
The UBC Appeal references many inconsistencies and errors in these documents.
Unsurprisingly these documents have since been removed from the Mangles Bay Marina website, however we have made them available below for public scrutiny. They are:
The UBC has a further ground of appeal against the EPA report to the Environment Minister. This appeal relates to our serious concerns regarding the modelling of suspended sediment from dredging the marina.
Public comments welcomed to guide management of Cockburn Sound.
The Environmental Protection Authority has urged the public to contribute their views during its review of the environmental management of Cockburn Sound.
EPA Chairman Paul Vogel said he encouraged the public and interested groups to take part in the review of the 2005 State Environmental Policy (SEP), which guides the environmental management of the Sound, 20km south of Perth.
“Cockburn Sound is the most intensively used marine embayment in Western Australia,’
“This area is highly valued by the community for its ecological and recreational attributes."
“The public comment period on the Draft State Environmental Policy is an opportunity to put forward views in response to the proposed changes to the existing policy.”
Public comments close January 24, 2014.
For further information on this campaign, check out the following links and follow the timeline.
Check out the HOPP website .
Download the UBC submission here.
5 April 2012: The Conservation Council of WA (CCWA) joined with local conservationists, campers, recreational anglers, boaters and ordinary families in expressing its opposition to the proposed Mangles Bay marina development in Point Peron near Rockingham.
Representatives from the Urban Bushland Council, Preserve Point Peron and Hands off Point Peron also joined CCWA in calling on both the State Government and the Commonwealth Government to exercise their rights to knock back this destructive, unpopular and unnecessary proposal in the Pt Peron Bush Forever site. Read more...
31 March 2012: Submission writing workshop.
At first glance there are major eight issues:
14 March 2012: The public launch of the community vision for "Cape Peron Coastal Park" was held on Wednesday March 14th 2012 at 7 pm at the Naragebup Environment Centre, 49 Safety Bay Road, Rockingham. A 3 dimensional model for Cape Peron was on display. Read more...
TIME TO CRUNCH DODGY 70s CANAL-MARINA
Bush Forever site 355 at Cape Peron, Rockingham close to the iconic Lake Richmond, remains under threat from a proposed inland canal/marina development and 2012 is crunch time in the struggle to save it.
Much of the Bush Forever site will become marina and canal-side residences. Over 30 hectares of coastal bush including stands of tuart and melaleuca and habitat of the graceful sun moth will be lost. Mangles Bay Beach will be cut in half by a 50 metre wide entry and groynes.
At least six hectares of seagrass in Mangles Bay will be lost for a deep keel channel and groynes.
Public access will be lost or severely restricted to unknown amounts of the Rockingham Lakes Regional Park.
The specific details can be found in the Public Environment Review published on 13 February 2012.
Under the impact of public protest and the threat of Commonwealth veto through the EPBC Act, each revision of the proposal has seen the distance from Lake Richmond increased and the size of the marina basin decreased.
Developer's sensitivity to public criticism has seen the name of the project changed from Cape Peron to Mangles Bay Marina Based Tourist Precinct even though none of the project except the entry channel is in Mangles Bay and even though selling off of Crown land appears the main motive.
However major questions still remain including :
There are good alternatives.
DEC has a Management Plan already approved and Preserve Point Peron Inc. is exploring people- and habitat-friendly alternatives.
After five years of preparatory work Preserve Point Peron Inc. (PPP founded by Bob Goodale and Nick Dunlop) and Hands of Point Peron (HOPP founded by Dawn Jecks) are planning a further campaign to coincide with the public comment period of the PER (mid Feb to end April).
Please commit whatever you can to any or all of the following :
James Mumme, Preserve Point Peron Inc email@example.com; 9527 5339
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