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Rockingham marina project advances

The state government has given the go-ahead for the Cape Peron marina project at Rockingham, which will provide much-needed boating pens and create business opportunities.

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Rockingham
Rockingham City Council has been trying to put a marina, along with canal development housing at Cape Peron since 1985. The Community has fought it for all these years and still the State and Local Government just don't get it. With climate change and awareness of what devastation mankind causes with development, isn't it prudent to leave pristine areas like Cape Peron alone? There have been studies showing the importance of the sea grass beds in that area, for a start. There are alternative sites for a marina, one is being proposed by a private company at Wanliss St. Why is this not being seriously looked at by the Council? As for Cape Peron marina being "for everyone's benefit" I think they mean for the fat cats of Perth whom have no where to moor their large boats and Rockingham is a cheap alternative - I doubt the retirees and young families already living here, with their smaller boats, will be able to afford the new marina berths? Canal development housing has been an ecological disaster in Mandurah and elsewhere in the world, why on earth would we want to spoil a lovely place like Cape Peron with it. Make Cape Peron the jewel in the crown for Rockingham. The marina is able to go elsewhere albeit without the lucrative (for the developers) canal housing.

Shoalwater bay
Great news. Let's get on with it.

Scarborough
Its about time this area was considered for development. Government needs to ensure the right mix of Residential and leisure based tourism accommodation is available

Rockingham
Get your facts right people http://www.portrockingham.com.au/project-overview.php This is in fact not the Cape Peron development that was proposed...and denied. I'm with John get on with it already

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