Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association covers local issues

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DOGS in parks, reducing plastics, murals, cycle tracks and electoral boundaries were some of the topics covered at a Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association meeting recently.

The group meets on the fourth Monday of each month, alternating venues between the two suburbs.

At its May meeting, members discussed a range of local and state issues, with chairman Alex Figg provided a State Government report on behalf of Butler MLA John Quigley.

Mr Figg urged residents to have a say in the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s public consultation on reducing plastics as well as reviews of the dog and cat laws.

Yanchep’s water tanks.

Secretary Lorraine Jackson provided an update on the push to paint murals on Yanchep’s four water tanks east of Marmion Avenue.

Ms Jackson said she had meetings with art groups, artists and government representatives and was looking into grant applications to fund the project.

The association has previously requested dog poo bag dispensers along Brazier Road near Yanchep Lagoon for people walking their pets on the coastal path.

Wanneroo Deputy Mayor Nat Sangalli said City staff had advised dispensers could not be put there as it would create confusion because it was not a dog beach.

Cr Sangalli said the dog poo issue had caused a stink in Quinns Rocks recently with residents getting into “Facebook wars” about whether dogs should be allowed on Gumblossom Reserve.

The City of Wanneroo recently invited feedback on a proposal to ban dogs from the park, which is used by sports clubs and the adjacent Quinns Rocks Primary School.

Responding to questions, Cr Sangalli said dogs had to be under effective control in public places and rangers could fine people if they saw them leave their dogs’ poo.

“It’s a shame the ones that do the right thing are getting punished,” Ms Jackson said.

Residents discussed the need for a cycle track linking Yanchep and Two Rocks and better facilities.

With regard to the State electoral boundary review, Mr Figg said a couple of submissions suggested splitting Yanchep and Two Rocks away from the Butler electorate.

Ms Jackson said the association sent an emotive letter saying it did not want Yanchep and Two Rocks separated from Butler.

“We think we should stay in a metro electorate,” Mr Figg said.

The next meeting will be at the Yanchep Innovation Centre off Stevenage Street on Monday, May 24 from 7.30pm.

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