The Society is concerned about the Rottnest Island Authority's plans to spend millions of dollars on the Island's low-key golf course and clubhouse by irrigating the greens and fairways to match mainland standards. The only people consulted about this proposal were members of the golf and "country club". There are further talks about a marina development in Thompson Bay which may involve building a sea wall and altering the existing coral structures around Natural Jetty. Meanwhile other facilities agreed to in the official Rottnest Island Management Plan 2009-14 are being ignored or put on the 'back burner", like the aboriginal memorial graveyard development and the replacement camping area still only partly completed.
Rottnest is simply magic. We need you to email you local MP and tell them not to support inappropriate developments. Which means:
- no expensive upgrade of the golf course
- no additional luxury accommodation
- no marina for private boats
Rottnest is the people's island, not a playground for the rich!
Phone, email or write to your local parliamentarians and demand public comsultation on these issues.
The CCWA website includes a "Contact your MP" link where you can add your concerns about Rottnest to an automatic email to your local MP. Please contact your local member directly or use the CCWA link (ccwa.org.au/askmyMP)