Cape Peron (including Mangles Bay)
Cape Peron is a coastal gem. Its spectacular natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere have been treasured by generations but needs to be planned for into the future.
Why is Cape Peron a Planning Investigation Area? Are there plans for permanent residential development at Cape Peron?
Cape Peron was identified as one of 15 Planning Investigation Areas in the Perth and Peel@3.5million frameworks which aim to create a consolidated and connected city by 2050.
The planning investigation process considers all current land uses and will result in recommendations to Government on an appropriate range of land uses and compatible activities into the future
The implications of any final decision for existing and any future land uses at Cape Peron need to be carefully considered to ensure the outcomes meet community needs and aspirations. Without a thorough examination of all potential implications, there may be unintended consequences, now or in the future, particularly for stakeholders and specific sites currently used by community organisations within the peninsula.
What is a Reserve?
No. There are no plans for permanent residential development on the Cape Peron peninsula. The planning investigation process will determine potential uses for the land for State Government consideration, which may include low-impact, tourism-related options such as tent sites or caravan parks.
How will the planning investigation process impact community groups and others that have leases at Cape Peron?
A reserve is Crown land set aside for a purpose, generally in the interest of the public.
A Reserve is usually applied to land that:
- holds intrinsic community value or is of high conservation value that should be preserved and maintained for the benefit of future generations; and/or
- for core business/service delivery needs of general sector State agencies and local governments.
The State can reserve land under three classifications – Class A, B or C as well as cancelling a reservation.
- Class A – is solely to protect areas of high conservation or high community value. Class A has the greatest degree of protection, requiring approval of Parliament to amend the reserve’s purpose or area, or to cancel the reservation.
- Class B – due to legislative changes this classification has become redundant. Whilst there are residual Class B reserves, there is no legislation to create new Class B reserves.
- Class C –this is the most commonly applied reservation. Class C Reserves can include, but not limited to, Regional Open Space and public facilities such as hospitals, schools, universities, utilities and services and Commonwealth Government.
Most of the Cape Peron study area is Reserved with a Class C classification.
How long will this process take?
This project is aimed to establish a vision to guide the future of Cape Peron by outlining an appropriate range of land uses and compatible activities.
Depending on the outcome of this study changes to leaseholder arrangements may be recommended.
No changes will be made to leaseholder arrangements without first notifying the leaseholder.
How can I have my say?
The working group is aiming to complete its report to Government by late 2020. This report will provide high level recommendations for the future of Cape Peron.
Comments and queries can be provided via the consultation hub.