NEW: A public meeting was held on 25 June 2020 to determine the fate of a channel being dredged through our estuary, and the building of a marina at Point Grey. The Shire of Murray Council voted in favour of the Amendment to Remove Discretion for a Marina at Point Grey
Find out more: www.perthnow.com.au/community-news/mandurah-coastal-times/town-planning-change-marks-new-front-in-battle-against-point-grey-marina-proposal-c-1139535
Scientists believe that the Point Grey marina proposal, which includes the construction of a 2.5 kilometre navigation channel across the Peel-Harvey Estuary, will compromise the already fragile health of the estuary.
Environmental groups say dolphins, sea mullet, migratory birds and the region’s prized blue manna crabs are all under threat from the project.
Canning MP Andrew Hastie is campaigning to halt the development. “We do not want to see the estuary destroyed, we don’t want to see habitats and local marine species damaged, especially our crabs. It’s our job to protect and preserve these wonderful things in our environment.”
TAKE ACTION NOW: Oppose the Point Grey Dredge by signing your Federal MP’s petition: www.andrewhastie.com.au/oppose_the_point_grey_dredge
Mr Hastie is backed by state Labor MPs David Templeman and Robyn Clarke, and Liberal member for Dawesville Zak Kirkup. The City of Mandurah and the Shire of Murray are also against the project.
Peel-Harvey Catchment Council chief executive Jane O’Malley said the development would be a catastrophe for the waterway and wetlands. “If you dig a hole in our estuary, it will fill with toxic black ooze. Long term, it will be devastating. We believe this is the single biggest threat to the estuary.”
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Life Memberships awarded to Griselda Hitchock and Judy Trembath
We were delighted to award life memberships at our Annual General Meeting on 21st November 2019 to Griselda Hitchcock and Judy Trembath for their long-term significant contribution to the Peel environment. These were kindly presented by Jane O’Malley, Chief Executive Officer of Peel-Harvey Catchment Council. Here is our Annual Report.
PLASTIC FREE JULY: Take the challenge and use less plastic!
As well as participating in clean-ups, holding Plastic Free July events and managing the Mandurah sea bins, we have lobbied for a ban of plastic bags and plastic straws, called for the introduction of a container deposit scheme (coming to WA in June 2020) and requested more waste and recycling bins at shopping centres. We have also advocated for a balloon ban for outdoor use.
- Contact us if you would like to help us get the message out, participate at our events, or obtain information about how to reduce your reliance on single-use plastics. Find your nearest responsible café.
- Find your nearest RedCycle bin for soft plastics.
- Drop off old IT equipment, empty ink and toner cartridges, mobile phones and batteries at your nearest Officeworks Recycling Scheme.
- To recycle bread bag closures, plastic bottle tops (Lids for Kids) and unwanted medicines visit Optimal Pharmacy Meadow Springs.
- Visit Terracycle for all other recycling opportunities in your area.
Climate and nature solutions can power an economic recovery that makes our communities healthier and more resilient, but it will take all of us speaking out now to get our representatives to listen to the people, not the polluters.
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Sea Bin Launch
It’s a first for Australia! We and our partners have acquired two sea bins for the waterways of Mandurah.
They have been installed in the Dolphin Quay Marina, and the official launch was held on 8th February.
Read more courtesy of the Mandurah Coastal Times.
PPG is supporting the Mandurah Dolphin Rescue Team’s efforts to raise money for much-needed equipment to help stranded dolphins. If you’d like to make a donation to this worthy cause or you’d like more information please click here.
Mandurah Dolphin Rescue and partners are also raising funds to install dolphin monitoring cameras on known dolphin stranding hotspots too remote to be seen. Find out more.
Australia’s borders were closed to overseas fishing fleets more than 20 years ago after decades of devastating overfishing. But the commercial fishing industry is currently in talks with the Australian Government about allowing overseas fleets back into our waters. At the same time, the Government is trying to strip back the sanctuaries in the marine parks where these vessels might operate. Say NO to overseas fishing fleets.
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Our COMMITTEE meetings are (usually) held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 5pm at The Parents Place.
CURRENT AND NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!
Our informal COFFEE meetings are held on each preceding Saturday at 1.00pm at Lily Paris.
EVERYONE is welcome to our coffee meetings to find out what we’re doing, and to suggest what we could be doing.
Thursday 6th – PPG Committee Meeting – 5.00pm – The Parents Place – Members welcome
Saturday 29th – PPG Coffee Meeting – 1.00pm – Lily Paris – Everyone welcome
Thursday 3rd – PPG Committee Meeting – 5.00pm – The Parents Place – Members welcome
Saturday 26th – PPG Coffee Meeting – 1.00pm – Lily Paris – Everyone welcome
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