Point Grey D-day: Shire of Murray to vote on stage one of marina project

Proposal: Point Grey.
Proposal: Point Grey.

Shire of Murray councillors are set to vote on whether to accept the first stage of a proposal to build a marina at Point Grey, with the project to be discussed at Thursday night's council meeting.

Developers Tian An Australia want to construct and operate an onshore marina and associated boating infrastructure on the western side of Point Grey peninsula.

The proposal includes the construction of a 2.5km navigation channel across the Harvey Estuary from the Point Grey Marina to the Dawesville Channel.

While some community members and local politicians have expressed concerns over the environmental impacts of the proposal, the WA Environmental Protection Authority has granted initial approval.

Stage one involves preliminary earthworks at Lot 672 Carrabungup Road.

The development application was presented to the Shire of Murray on April 24, but councillors asked for more time to consider further documentation before voting on stage one.

A Tian An spokesman said this documentation had been provided.

The Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, who have environmental reservations over the marina and channel, will again make deputations to council addressing perceived issues surrounding this as a single component of the overall proposal.

Other stakeholders have a vested interest in the eventual outcome of the project, including tourism bodies, the business community, professional fishing organisations and local residents.

The development application can be read on the Shire of Murray website here.

The council meeting is open to the public and will take at 1915 Pinjarra Road from 5.30pm on Thursday.