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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.
"The only part of the development that is in Mangles Bay will be the entry. In fact, the proposed marina and canal will take land from the Rockingham Lakes Regional Park, which includes a protected Bush Forever site," Dawn Jecks said.
Senator Rachel Siewert is calling on the Commonwealth Government to stand up and protect the land by ensuring it is used according to the conditions under which it was passed over to the state; for recreational purposes, not development.
"This land was handed over for the benefit of all Western Australians, not just developers and the select few that can afford to buy into a 'canal estate'," she said.
"Also among our concerns is the level of Aboriginal consultation for the project, an important consideration given that it's a significant heritage site," added Lynn MacLaren.
For Dawn Jecks' full speech, please click on the attachment below.