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Hands off Point Peron!

Hundreds of people turned up on a wet and windy day with a clear message for the Barnett Government - "Hands Off off Point Peron".

Among the crowd at the rally were Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren and WA Senator Rachel Siewert.

"There is growing opposition to the proposed land grab and canal-style marina for luxury housing in this beautiful public reserve," Lynn MacLaren said.

During her speech, rally organiser Dawn Jecks addressed some of the misinformation and confusion being generated by the government about the development, including its location.

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Opposition to Point Peron development heats up

Plans for a luxury house canal development to replace an A-class reserve near a marine sanctuary have outraged residents throughout Perth, who remember Point Peron near Rockingham as a school camp memory.

The state government has already spent millions on the plans, in partnership with a developer.

Lynn MacLaren MLC continues to put pressure on the government to justify the environmental and cultural damage that will occur if the marina goes ahead.

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On 19 April 2011, Heritage Minister John Castrilli released the State’s first cultural heritage policy, which he said “establishes a framework to ensure a secure future for significant heritage places”. One of the initiatives under the policy is a comprehensive review of the Act. We welcome the release of the policy and the review of the Act. Read more »