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LandCorp defends fence move

Gareth McKnightSound Telegraph
Landcorp has fenced off an area on the north side of Point Peron Road.
Camera IconLandcorp has fenced off an area on the north side of Point Peron Road.

LandCorp has defended the fencing off of an area proposed for inclusion in the Mangles Bay Marina proposal — despite the fact the project does not have Government sign-off.

Residents have contacted the Telegraph with concerns that an area north of Point Peron Road has been blocked off to the public.

The marina project is before the WA Planning Commission after a period of public hearings last year, with a recommendation on the proposal to be presented to Minister for Planning Rita Saffioti. The Department of Planning has not provided a timescale for this to happen.

LandCorp general manager of metropolitan and industrial John Hackett said the area on Point Peron Road had been fenced off while environmental investigations were undertaken.

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“The Mangles Bay Marina proposal is before the WA Planning Commission for consideration of an amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme,” he said.

“As part of works earlier this year to demolish the chalets on Lots 501 and 2058, which are government-owned land, a fence was installed to protect the public from accessing land that may contain hazards.

“A vacant site is needed to carry out environmental investigations, geotechnical work and land amalgamation, in line with environmental approvals. For safety reasons this work cannot be carried out with the public within the area.”

There have been no updates on the proposal since the change of State Government.

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