Car­a­van park con­sul­ta­tion

North Coast Times - - FRONT PAGE -

THE City of Wan­neroo has started a sec­ond round of pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion for coastal plan­ning around the Quinns Rocks Car­a­van Park site.

It has launched an on­line sur­vey and in­vited sub­mis­sions un­til March 9, with a com­mu­nity in­for­ma­tion ses­sion planned this month.

The City is in­ves­ti­gat­ing rede­vel­op­ment op­tions for a tourism-re­lated use on the site off Quinns Road, which stopped op­er­at­ing as a car­a­van park for hol­i­day­mak­ers in late 2012.

As part of that process, the City is de­vel­op­ing a coastal haz­ard risk man­age­ment and adap­ta­tion plan to as­sess the coastal vul­ner­a­bil­ity and po­ten­tial haz­ards re­sult­ing from cli­mate change and ris­ing sea level.

At the City’s elec­tors AGM last month, Quinns Rocks En­vi­ron­men­tal Group spokesman David Wake suc­cess­fully put for­ward a mo­tion ask­ing that rede­vel­op­ment works re­main within the cleared area.

The mo­tion asked that the City pro­tect all the bush­land on Lot 211 Quinns Road given its value to the com­mu­nity, for lo­cal flora and fauna and for pas­sive recre­ation.

“It’s Bush For­ever; it’s rel­a­tively large for that stretch of coast, in fairly good con­di­tion,” Mr Wake said.

“It pro­vides amenity for res­i­dents and vis­i­tors.

“The mo­tion is re­ally to high­light the value of the bush­land and en­cour­age the City to re­tain it and en­sure the de­vel­op­ment is kept in the foot­print of the ex­ist­ing site.”

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the City and con­sul­tant Cardno will be out­side the Quinns Min­darie Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Fe­bru­ary 17 from 8.30am to 11.30am to an­swer ques­tions or pro­vide more in­for­ma­tion.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek d479334

Mayor Tracey Roberts at the car­a­van park site.



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