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Thursday, 15 September 1983
Page: 957

Mr CHYNOWETH(10.24) —I feel that at the end of this hectic week it is quite apt that I should rise to deliver a small speech. I hope that all honourable members will take notice of it. I have risen this evening to tell honourable members about the beauties of Flinders. I hear many honourable members in this House discussing specific items in their electorates. However, they fail to mention the surrounding environment of their electorates. I am extremely proud that I live in an electorate which is environmentally conscious. Many of the residents of Flinders took an extremely active part in saving for the world the south-west of Tasmania. Future generations will thank us for this action. I am quite certain that many people in the world will travel to Tasmania to see one of the beauties of Australia.

I live on a peninsula which has on one side the fine bay of Port Phillip, on the other side Western Port Bay, and on the southern end Bass Strait. This geographic positioning gives Flinders its fine and pleasant climate. We are extremely proud of our magnificent coastal national park in Flinders, to which over 100,000 visitors a year come to gaze with awe at the beauties of nature. These visitors can travel easily over the peninsula and be treated to magnificent coastal views, rolling hills and superb mountain views overlooking Phillip Island, French Island and Bass Strait. We have many areas set aside for tourists, and tourism is a major industry on the peninsula.

Flinders offers much to its many thousands of visitors. Our unique flora and fauna attract some of the world's most famous botanists. We also have the following attractions: Five beaches, water sports, fishing, camping, bushwalking , surfing, windsurfing, golf, bowls-that would be interesting to members of the Opposition-theatre, good libraries, fine hotels, and magnificent restaurants. Those are only a few of the attractions Flinders can offer. I urge all within this House to come to see the beauties of this area. I have travelled widely throughout Australia and throughout the world and nowhere have I seen an area which offers so much to a visitor. I urge all honourable members when they get the time to visit us in Flinders. They will be treated to a magnificent area.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

House adjourned at 10.28 p.m.