Blue Sky Mining -Peter Garret
Hi, My I'm Gaz958 based in margaret river. Joined a couple of weeks ago and have really enjoyed the site. Been watching until now and enjoying all the posts, but after watching the local news(GWN) I just needed to vent my fury at our Federal Minister for the Env. who has decided to apply for World Heritage Listing for the Ningaloo Reef. He flew into Ex. and Carnarvon for public discussion but despite promising public would be permitted to attend (on tape to GWN and played tonight) he denied their permision to attend and delayed to public forum which he will not be attending(?) next week.
I have no pol. axe to grind but I have been going to EX and C. Bay for the last 40 years (yeh I kid u not). I know a lot of locals and have watched people like Bernie and Sandra (Mahi Mahi - Coral Bay Ocean Gamefishing Safaris) Doug Hunt and others invest a massive effort in developing,promoting and PROTECTING the region. If it wasnt for their efforts we wouldnt realise the enormity of the asset and a great many people wouldnt have had the opportunity to exp. the wonder of the Ning.
In my view elected members are beholden to communicate directly with the electorate when they want to change their living conditions, anything else is cowardly and is using the remoteness of the region and the minimal poulation as an in ur face disrespect.
Damn its apity we need politicians!