Fewer cray boats but industry surviving

‘The people that are here in Ledge Point and Lancelin are doing well, it’s just that there are not as many boats. But in some cases it has allowed other people to lease the cray pots,’ she said.

‘I’m not too sure how many tonnes of crayfish would come out of this coast but it is a surviving industry.

‘It’s also about finding other employment to support the industry such as truck drivers, welders and managers for the live lobster facilities.’

Ms Court said the shire needed to address aged care in the region but overall growth on the coast was good with Lancelin South estate developing well.

‘We’ve got quite a few people moving into town because it’s not as expensive as Perth and there’s fly-in fly-out people who feel safer in this environment.’