Kings Park shin­ing ex­am­ple

Southern Telegraph - - Opinion - Glyn Lloyd, Shoal­wa­ter David Innes Cooloongup

I note Rock­ing­ham Kwinana Cham­ber of Com­merce pres­i­dent Karen Court (Con­cern over can­di­dates’ lack of ma­rina sup­port, 14/10) pre­dictably be­wail­ing the op­po­si­tion among coun­cil can­di­dates to the pro­posed canal de­vel­op­ment on pub­lic land at Cape Peron.

Out comes the usual smoke and mir­rors of “lo­cal jobs, eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, boost to tourism,” and so on. To top it off she de­scribes the site of the pro­posed de­vel­op­ment as “de­graded bush”.

I should re­mind Ms Court that an area of de­graded bush which had been logged for 35 years was set aside from fur­ther de­struc­tion in 1871.

Ms Court may have heard of it, it is called Kings Park. What a good let­ter that was from Brian Warner, “Ma­rina plan will not af­fect the real Point Peron” ( Tele­graph, 7/10). It is al­ways nice to hear the facts rather than fic­tion.

He is cor­rect, the de­vel­op­ment is not on Point Peron. It is ac­tu­ally in that un­cared and grubby bush area that stretches from the RSL Car­a­van Park area to­wards the en­vi­ron­ment com­plex. Have the peo­ple who are against this project ever walked through this over­grown rub­bish dump?

We can all still walk/drive to Point Peron, the beaches and fish­ing ar­eas. The Rock­ing­ham silent ma­jor­ity have no prob­lem with this de­vel­op­ment.

In fact, many wel­come it.

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