Govt must gazette Cape Peron to end marina threat
Regarding the report Motion boosts Cape Peron fight (18/7), Cape (Point) Peron won’t be safe unless and until it is gazetted as an A-Class reserve.
The reserve is currently vested in the Conservation and Parks Commission as a non-class A reserve for the purpose of recreation; however, this was always meant to be an interim step until the status of the Mangles Bay Marina was resolved.
We know that Environment Minister Stephen Dawson is supportive of the Cape Peron Reserve now being converted to Class A and vested for the purpose of Conservation Park, as stated in the Rockingham Lakes Regional Park Management Plan (Department of Environment and Conservation 2010).
Now that the Mangles Bay canal marina issue has been resolved we need Premier Mark McGowan, his Minister for Lands and all City of Rockingham councillors to join with Cr Joy Stewart in support of A-Class Reserve status.
This needs to happen soon because the threat of another Mangles Bay canal marina-type development is only a change of government away.