Legistrative Council E-Petitions

E-petition Number
11
Title
Commercial Boat Tours of Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park
Grievance
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council concerns about Parks Victoria recent announcement that it is considering an application by a commercial tour operator to operate boat tours of Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park from the beach at Norman Bay, using amphibious motor vehicles.

This proposal would take over the most popular beach on the Prom. It would destroy one of the last idyllic and pristine places that Victorians can easily access to escape the hustle, bustle and noise of the city.

This proposal has been developed by stealth. There has been minimal publicity and no proper consultation process.
Action
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Government to demand that Parks Victoria conducts an independent assessment of (i) the impact of the boat tour operation on the public’s enjoyment of the beach at the launching site and (ii) whether this kind of commercial development aligns with the expectations of Australian citizens for this National Park.
Closing Date
2017-11-09
Not tabled signatures
71
Total signatures including previously tabled
71
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