- More than 850 community responses received on future plans for Cape Peron
- Environmental protection, recreation and improved community access under consideration
- Community consultation an essential component of local planning
- Western Australian Planning Commission to consider outcome and provide recommendation to State Government in coming months
The Rockingham community have embraced the opportunity to have their say on the future of Cape Peron with more than 850 responses, including 500 from the local area, received over a five-week consultation period.
An online map also attracted more than 1,000 visitors who used the interactive tool to indicate preferred uses and activities for the area, generating 428 comments and further engagement.
Cape Peron is highly valued by the local community, offering a mix of recreational uses set amongst a spectacular natural environment.
Identified as one of 15 planning investigation areas, a previous scheme amendment was withdrawn to allow for more detailed planning to identify appropriate land use changes.
The results will be reviewed by a State Government working group, representatives from the City of Rockingham and the Community Reference Group.
Issues to be considered as part of the review of community feedback include environmental protection, recreation and community access, bushfire risk and lease management.
The Western Australian Planning Commission will consider the outcome in coming months and make a recommendation to the State Government for a final decision on Cape Peron's future.
Comments attributed to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:
"Cape Peron is a much-loved area for generations of local families.
"I'm pleased so many people made time to have their say on the future of Cape Peron - this is a clear indication of how important this area is to the local community.
"This consultation is a great example of our planning reform agenda in action - making sure the community has the opportunity to have their say early in the planning process."
Minister's office - 6552 5500