Public have say on plan for ma­rina

Southern Telegraph - - News - Gareth McKnight

The public have had their say over the po­ten­tial Man­gles Bay Ma­rina project, with sub­mis­sions to the WA Plan­ning Com­mis­sion’s hear­ings com­mit­tee con­clud­ing last week.

De­vel­op­ers Cedar Woods and LandCorp are propos­ing the con­struc­tion of a ma­rina and res­i­den­tial hous­ing fa­cil­ity at Man­gles Bay, which the pro­po­nents claim would breathe life into Rock­ing­ham’s tourism in­dus­try.

How­ever, the project has met sub­stan­tial op­po­si­tion, as lob­by­ists al­lege that the public has not been fully briefed on the po­ten­tial en­vi­ron­men- tal im­pacts of the ma­rina.

The Hands Off Point Peron group wrapped up the public con­sul­ta­tion process by pre­sent­ing a 600-word sub­mis­sion to the hear­ings com­mit­tee last Wed­nes­day.

A Depart­ment of Plan­ning spokesman said the in­for­ma­tion would now be as­sessed.

“The hear­ings re­gard­ing the Man­gles Bay Ma­rina pro­posal have been com­pleted,” he said.

“The hear­ings com­mit­tee will now con­sider the sub­mis­sions be­fore mak­ing a rec­om­men­da­tion to the WA Plan­ning Com­mis­sion.

“It is not known at this stage how long this process will take.”

Pic­ture: HOPP

Hands Off Point Peron cam­paigner Dawn Jecks with lawyer Am­brose Cum­mins.

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