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Kangaroo Bay Community Protest Land Transfer

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  -  Saturday, 9 September 2017

Tags: Kangaroo Bay, Planning, Privatisation

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Member for Franklin 

More than 200 residents gathered at Kangaroo Bay to launch a petition in opposition to the Hodgman Government's transfer of public land on the foreshore to Chambroad Petrochemicals.

The community group also unanimously supported Kangaroo Bay Voice's motion to stop the transfer of community land, and keep the development heights currently in the Kangaroo Bay Development Plan.

The community is not against development on the site, but wants the proposed building on Cambridge Road to be amended to allow views of the bay and mountain, and to protect the public open space. This was meant to be part of the original design.

The meeting, organised by Kangaroo Bay Voice, was moved outdoors, after the Bellerive Yacht Club reneged on their agreement to hold the event at the last minute. Organisers reported people from the club had said they were being pressured by the State Government to withdraw support, but this didn't stop the community having their say. 

Premier, and local MP, Will Hodgman must listen to his own community and halt the transfer of land to the Chinese company until the development is amended to align with the Kangaroo Bay Plan.