The Department of Transport survey has now closed. The survey was held to inform a review of aquatic use of south metropolitan waters (Fremantle to Port Kennedy).
Proposal 1 – backed by the Fremantle Sailing Club and others – would excise the northern 120m of the Dog Beach south of the FSC for use as a boat access zone, including access for motorised and sailing vessels, including jetskis, tenders and RIBs (zodiacs) over a 30m stretch directly in front of the new stairs at the northern end of the dog beach adjacent to the FSC.
This access presents grave safety and health risks to swimmers and beach users, including children, the elderly, people with physical disabilities, and our dogs.
Save Freo Beaches calls for a boat exclusion zone for ALL of South Beach, including the community’s precious Dog Beach.
We want GROYNE to GROYNE, swimmers only! No boats, No jet skis, No accidents!
What can you do?
- Although the survey has closed, you can still write to or email the Marine Safety section of the Department of Transport and/or the Minister for Transport.
- Like our savefreobeaches Facebook page and share with your FB friends.
- Follow us on Twitter @savefreobeaches for quick updates.
- Download and sign our petition to Parliament to have South Beach gazetted as a swimmers only beach in perpetuity. If you have signed forms and still need to drop them off, please email firstname.lastname@example.org asap!
We will keep you updated on the outcome of the review as soon as we hear anything.
In the meantime, see you at the beach!