Peron coastal park idea not yet lost
For as long as it has been a topic of debate locally, the elephant in the room has always been funding.
I congratulate Simon Cubitt (Broader strategy needed for Point Peron revitalisation, 24/1) on his refreshing comment in response to the Hands Off Point Peron Mangles Bay Marina protest meeting recently at Gary Holland Community Centre.
To do something useful and worthwhile has been on the books for at least 30 years and the likelihood of something meaningful happening in the near future appears a distant dream.
The tragedy is that nothing, nothing at all, is happening with Cape Peron.
Year on year it just lingers as a wasted opportunity, sad and shabby, to which we have become accustomed and bemoan. For one thing, it is simply an affront to the community that the only safe way to access the area is by car.
Cape Peron is truly a gem of great potential and of course HOPP ought to mature to the idea of constructively engaging the State Government and Landcorp for the benefit of funding the revitalisation of the area.
The coastal park concept is not at all lost; in fact, its realisation may indeed hinge on creative co-operation with the proponents of land development on the peninsula.