Govt must gazette Cape Peron to end ma­rina threat

Southern Telegraph - - News - Dawn Jecks, Safety Bay

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.

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