Objection to Application for
Planning Permit 5.2005.272.1 to Remove Vegetation from Ricketts Point
particularly for the relatively trivial purpose of constructing the sixteen or so car parking spaces proposed.
coast reserve (
Significance of the
Association with the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary: The Marine Sanctuary has been established
under the National Parks Act 1975 because of the importance of
its rich and special marine environment. Although the Sanctuary is an
entirely marine area, its quality and importance is such that
consideration for its values should extend to its setting on the coast.
Fortunately it is adjacent to a distinctive section of coastline that
is Crown land reserve, and whose natural values magnificently
complement those of the Sanctuary. Section
4 of the above Act lists the objects of the Act, and they give good
guidance to management policies and practices in adjacent buffer areas.
Mr Noel Pullen MLC, Mr Murray Thompson MLA, The Age, Bayside Leader