Point Peron petition delivered to McGowan


Dawn Jecks hands over the petition at Mr McGowan’s Rockingham electoral office.
Dawn Jecks hands over the petition at Mr McGowan’s Rockingham electoral office.

A PETITION opposing the marina development at Point Peron of more than 1100 signatures was delivered to Mark McGowan’s Rockingham office on Wednesday.

Hands Off Point Peron convener Dawn Jecks and several Rockingham residents called on the Opposition Leader to clarify his position on the development ahead of the election.

It also called on the Barnett Government and for both parties to honour a former government agreement that states Point Peron is for public use and is never to be developed for commercial interests.

“I’m here today with fellow Rockingham residents and we are gathered outside our local member’s office, Mark McGowan, Leader of the Opposition because we are going to hand in a petition calling on him to withdraw his current support for the Mangles Bay Marina and Housing Development.

“We are calling on him and WA Labor to get behind the Cape Peron Coastal Park and to retain forever as Bush Forever public land.”

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Ms Jecks also called on the Barnett Government and for both parties to honour a former government agreement from 1964.

“We ask them to honour the 1964 transfer agreement from the Federal to the State government,” she said

“It states that land would only be transferred to WA on one condition that the land was to be kept forever for public recreation and parklands and not to be developed for commercial interests.”

She said the petition had only been running for a couple of weeks and they were still getting requests from people wanting to sign it.

Mr McGowan’s staff took the petition.

“I support tourism oriented development at Point Peron but not canals,” he said.