City of Rockingham takes on advocacy role for Point Peron

Point Peron. Photo by the City of Rockingham.
Point Peron. Photo by the City of Rockingham.

THE City of Rockingham is actively pursuing an advocacy role for the future of Cape Peron.

In the July and August council meetings, councillors voted to support approaching State Government departments to urgently establish a transparent and collaborative consultation process to determine the best and most sustainable long-term future use and management of Cape Peron.

The decision aligns with the City’s community Strategic Aspirations for Environment and Tourism.

Council also supported the Cape Peron Reserve being transferred to Class A following the process to determine future use.

Mayor Barry Sammels said the City had approached key people in government departments and agencies with a stake in the Cape’s future use.

“The City looks forward to supporting the process through which the outcomes for Cape Peron are determined,” he said.

Cape Peron is an area of state-owned coastal land.

The decision by the State Government to not proceed with the Mangles Bay Marina proposal, which was planned to occupy a significant portion of Cape Peron, had raised questions about the long-term use of the area.