Peron coastal park idea not yet lost

Southern Telegraph - - Opinion - Jarl An­der­sen, Shoal­wa­ter

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.

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