WISH IG­NORED

Weekend Courier - - Opinion -

WILL our Coun­cil re­spect what the com­mu­nity wants?

Our com­mu­nity told Coun­cil in 2010 and 2015 that we want coastal and bush­land re­serves man­aged for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to en­joy.

Ap­par­ently the City does not have a view how many gen­er­a­tions this refers to.

Come on, Coun­cil, at the very least the words mean two gen­er­a­tions. Many peo­ple would think three gen­er­a­tions to en­sure grand­chil­dren can en­joy Cape Peron as we have.

A pre­vi­ous Chair of the State Plan­ning Com­mis­sion wrote that Cape Peron is a “trea­sure which should be care­fully planned and man­aged for all the com­mu­nity ... [and] could be de­scribed as a piece of Rot­tnest on the main­land...”

Six years ago Coun­cil voted to sup­port the con­cept of the Man­gles Bay Ma­rina even though onethird of Cape Peron Re­serve would have been de­stroyed. Six coun­cil­lors just ig­nored what the com­mu­nity said. Four of those coun­cil­lors are still in Coun­cil to­day and they are still vot­ing against the com­mu­nity's wish.

Re­cently, two mo­tions were put to Coun­cil to sup­port the preser­va­tion of Cape Peron Re­serve. Will all our coun­cil­lors please vote for Cr Ste­wart's mo­tion on Cape Peron Re­serve? JAMES MUMME Shoal­wa­ter

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