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BIG NEWS:

Point Grey Marina will not be going ahead!

  • Planning Minister approves amendment to local planning scheme to stop proposed Point Grey Marina
  • Follows recommendation made by Western Australian Planning Commission
  • Prevents excavation of marina and navigation channel in Peel-Harvey Estuary
  • Provides certainty to local community on the future of Point Grey

WE WON THIS ONE! 

Our beautiful Peel-Harvey Estuary is a very special place. It is the lifeblood of the Mandurah and Murray communities. It’s also the reason that people live in and visit this fabulous area.
Unfortunately the estuary is under serious threat from a planned development that could carve a 2.5km channel from the Dawesville Cut to a proposed marina at Point Grey.
If this were to go ahead, the health of the estuary would be threatened, wildlife would suffer, commercial and recreational fishing would be compromised, and tourism would go into decline.

Upcoming Events:

Peel Preservation Group Meeting Dates:

December 2021 –  PPG Committee Meeting  – Thursday 3rd February

5:30 pm.  The Parents Place – 63 Ormsby Tce, Mandurah

Coffee Catch Up – Saturday 29th January  at 1.00pm
Nourishing the Soul Cafe 40 Darwin Tce, Dudley Park.
Everyone welcome.

Please check our Facebook page to check that our meetings are going ahead as planned.

 


It’s time to turn your drink containers into donations!

Eligible containers

All eligible drink containers are worth a 10 cent refund if returned for recycling at an approved collection point. You can either keep your refund or donate it PPG!
Simply quote our scheme ID C10282255 at your local refund point when you return your containers.

Eligible containers are those that are commonly seen as litter. Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible for a refund.
Make sure your containers are empty and the lids are off! Wine, spirits and cordial bottles are not included.
Look out for the separate collection points for lids, which can be recycled, e.g. for the Lids 4 Kids project to make prosthetic limbs for children.


Our Forests Need your Help! 

Please support the WA Forest Alliance by signing this letter to our WA Premier: tinyurl.com/SouthWestForestsPetition

We are asking the Premier  to support the protection of the South West’s precious Karri and Jarrah Forests. It’s never been more urgent that we protect our forests for climate, water and wildlife.


PHCC Wattle & Quoll


Call for the Urgent Implementation of the Australian Carbon Dividend Plan

Bushfire

Most people recognise that the horrific bushfires devastating large sections of Australia are aggravated by climate change. Denial and misinformation have caused an impasse in climate policy over the past decade and cannot be allowed to continue. Urgent action is required, and sound solutions are immediately available. The Government is ready to listen. Read more and sign the petition.

Dividend


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.


Take the challenge and use less plastic!

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.


 Sign the Australian Conservation Foundation’s petition for a greener future
Doug Gimesy

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.

Sign the petition calling on our state premiers, the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese to:

✔️ Create future-proof jobs across Australia

✔️ Make communities and nature healthier and more resilient

✔️ Upgrade our energy system to clean and renewable


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.

For more information please read our press release and launch speech.
Please click here for details about the Seabin Foundation.


Dolphin Rescue

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.


Overfishing

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.


PPG Membership

We invite you to renew your membership or become a member – $20 a year or $25 for a couple. We rely on membership fees to enable us to carry out the all our projects, and we are very grateful to all our loyal members for supporting us.


Membership Gift Certificates

Question: What’s the perfect gift for only $20, or $25 a couple?
Answer: A Gift Certificate for a year’s membership to PPG, printed and posted to you or your recipient.

Preview the traditional green certificate or, if preferred, the newer blue certificate.
Please click here to order.

All enquiries to peelpreservation@westnet.com.au


Meetings

Our COMMITTEE meetings are (usually) held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 5:30pm at The Parents Place.
CURRENT AND NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!

Our informal COFFEE meetings are held on each preceding Saturday at 1.00pm at Nourishing the Soul Cafe.
EVERYONE is welcome to our coffee meetings to find out what we’re doing, and to suggest what we could be doing.


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