House debates

Thursday, 9 March 2023

Statements by Members

Petition: Point Roadknight Erosion Protection Works

1:50 pm

Photo of Dan TehanDan Tehan (Wannon, Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship) Share this | | Hansard source

I speak today on a petition which has been put together by the residents of Anglesea, who have voiced their concern over the erosion at the hugely popular Point Roadknight beach. Anyone who's been to Anglesea will know the Roadknight beach. It's a magnificent beach with magnificent waves. People walk along it. It is the midpoint of the Surf Coast Walk. It is just one of the most wonderful beaches in my electorate.

Consultants have commissioned two reports, in 2015 and 2020, providing recommendations for a series of works to be done protect the beach, but the community are gravely concerns by the inefficiency of the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority in taking those reports and doing some work—looking after the beach, looking after the boat ramp and looking after the car park. This needs to be done. Moonah Woodland, which is listed under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act, is threatened and also at risk because of the erosion.

The community of Anglesea want some action taken, with 697 people having signed a petition. I seek leave to table the purported petition on the Point Roadknight erosion protection works.

Leave granted.

Photo of Sharon ClaydonSharon Claydon (Newcastle, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

The document will be forwarded to the Petitions Committee for its consideration and will be accepted subject to confirmation by the committee that it conforms with standing orders.