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Thursday, 25 October 1973
Page: 2669

To the Honourable the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled:

We, the undersigned, residents of Peppermint Grove desire to express our opposition to proposals by the City of Nedlands in Western Australia to ask the Army to release part of its land at Swanbourne, Western Australia, for a road along the Coast.

The Army land concerned is part of a unique area of about 400 acres of open coastal country situated within the near Metropolitan Area of Perth which should be preserved for the benefit of the Public in the interests of future recreation and conservation of the natural environment.

It is our opinion that the proposed road cutting through Army land would inevitably become a major transport route carrying heavy north/south industrial traffic. It would cut off the beaches and fragment neighbouring residential areas.

We therefore humbly pray that the Army and the Australian Government do not release any part of its land or make any decision on the proposals of the City of Nedlands or any similar proposals by the Government of Western Australia, at least until an Environmental Impact Study, open to the public, has been taken of the effects of such a road upon the coastal area and surrounding districts.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will eve: pray. by Mr Viner.

Petition received.

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