Respect opponents of marina
Brian Warner’s letter (Marina plan will not affect the real Point Peron, 7/10) was deplorable.
His swipe at those promoting an environmentally friendly coastal park for Point Peron as a better alternative to a profit-driven residential/canal development is simplistic and immature.
He obviously hasn’t bothered to consider the well-researched and detailed alternative plans they have proposed for the entire precinct.
His criticism that local environmentalist ratepayers did not become personally involved in clearing rubbish from the precinct is naive.
Ratepayers rightly expect the council to carry out such works.
When the council develops a reserve, does it expect ratepayers to plant lawn and dig reticulation trenches?
Busselton and Mandurah canal developments have proved that enterprising developers paint a glossy picture of a proposal, cream off big profits, and leave ratepayers to carry the long-term ongoing costs of maintenance.
The real issue in the marina/canal development proposal is a weak council and mayor.
Time is due for a new council and mayor to ramp up stiff resistance to LandCorp and Cedar Woods, and pursue instead the development of a breaksea marina at Wanliss Street.