Save Our Estuary (Peel-Harvey Estuary - Wetland of International Significance #Ramsar482)

Save Our Estuary (Peel-Harvey Estuary - Wetland of International Significance #Ramsar482)

The Peel-Harvey Estuary is a very special place.

It is the lifeblood of the Mandurah and Murray communities, the reason people live and visit this fabulous area.

The Estuary is an internationally significant wetland, listed under the Ramsar Convention and ‘protected’ under the Environmental Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act. It is the most significant site in the South West for migratory shorebirds, one of the most threatened groups of birds in the world.

The Peel-Harvey Estuary also supports the largest recreational crab fishery in WA and has an economic value estimated at over $3.5 billion per annum (commercial and recreational ...

The Peel-Harvey Estuary is a very special place.

It is the lifeblood of the Mandurah and Murray communities, the reason people live and visit this fabulous area.

The Estuary is an internationally significant wetland, listed under the Ramsar Convention and ‘protected’ under the Environmental Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act. It is the most significant site in the South West for migratory shorebirds, one of the most threatened groups of birds in the world.

The Peel-Harvey Estuary also supports the largest recreational crab fishery in WA and has an economic value estimated at over $3.5 billion per annum (commercial and recreational fishing, boating, tourism).

Despite all this, this beautiful Estuary is under threat from a development that proposes to carve a 2.5km channel from Dawesville Cut to a proposed marina at Point Grey. This is the single biggest threat to the health of our Estuary and all its values.

The dredging will remove and smother seagrass, stir up sediments creating chemical responses leading to more Monosulfidic Black Ooze in the Estuary. Threatening our commerical and recreational fishing and tourism jobs.

The ongoing costs of the maintenance dredging, and the deterioration of the Estuary will not be met by the proponent. History is clear that these costs will be borne by us as tax and ratepayers, once the development is complete.

Join us in calling on the WA Government to support the Shire of Murray’s Scheme Amendment to remove the ability for anyone to approve the marina and channel.

This is one of the most beautiful Estuaries in the world. Please help to protect it by emailing your support to the Shire of Murray, and copying in relevant Ministers and decision makers. Let them know that you care and that you are calling on them to protect our Estuary. Remove the threat of this channel and marina – for good.

For more information on the Shire of Murray's scheme amendment go to: https://yoursay.murray.wa.gov.au/planning-proposals-and-general-consultation/survey_tools/submission-form2

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Your email can make a difference. You have until Friday 30 October 2020 to have your say on protecting the Peel-Harvey Estuary.

To ensure your submission is accepted please fill ALL of the fields below and personalise the email message to highlight your particular concerns.

By sending this email your submission will go directly to the Shire of Murray with a copy of your concerns to Rita Saffioti (Minister for ...

Your email can make a difference. You have until Friday 30 October 2020 to have your say on protecting the Peel-Harvey Estuary.

To ensure your submission is accepted please fill ALL of the fields below and personalise the email message to highlight your particular concerns.

By sending this email your submission will go directly to the Shire of Murray with a copy of your concerns to Rita Saffioti (Minister for Planning and Transport); Ben Wyatt (Treasurer and Minister for Finance,  Aboriginal Affairs & Lands); David Templeman (Member Mandurah); Ryan Burns (Liberal Candidate for Mandurah), Zak Kirkup (Member for Dawesville); Robyn Clarke (Member for Murray Wellington); Michelle Boylan (Liberal Candidate for Murray Wellington) and Andrew Hastie (Federal Member for Canning).

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For more information on the Shire of Murray's scheme amendment go to: https://yoursay.murray.wa.gov.au/planning-proposals-and-general-consultation/survey_tools/submission-form2