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To: Minister for Department of Environment and Water, South Australia

Save the Kangaroo Island Coastline

Save the Kangaroo Island Coastline

Dear minister, we note that you have approved the development of a golf course on crown land on Kangaroo Island, that had been denied by the previous government, following extensive public opposition. We urge that you rescind this decision as it can have serious impact on the local environment and deny access to the costal reserve.

Why is this important?

The decision to allow sensitive coastal land to be leased to the developers of the proposed KI Link golf resort has gone against a decision by the previous government and extensive public consultation that opposed the plan.
"SA Environment Minister David Speirs last Tuesday made the announcement that he would to retain a 50-metre-wide waterfront coastal reserve to allow ongoing public access to the clifftop, and negotiate a lease with golf course developer for the non-waterfront sections of the land." The KI Islander 19th June 2018.
The 50 metre costal reserve proposed will not allow access to the coast by walkers, as in parts the 50 metres above high water mark is right on the cliff top edge.
“The Government’s approach is sneaky, underhanded and undemocratic. If the Minister thinks this project has wide support on Kangaroo Island, he should test it with a comprehensive public consultation process, not hide behind legal and technical loopholes." Mr Mark Parnell

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Reasons for signing

  • appalling activity - golf for the few, depriving nature for the many
  • Maintaining "our" wilderness and wildlife corridors is imperative. Appalling behaviour from the elected member supposedly representing the people.
  • A destructive, loathsome idea, totally out of keeping with the area’s genius loci.

Updates

2018-08-11 13:10:07 +1000

Hi,
We seem to be stuttering just past the 1600 mark.
The expected rise following the SALA exhibition, featuring KI Artists, seemed to generate far fewer signatures than expected.

Let's see if we can get 2000, so I can get this off to the Minister, to show our displeasure.
Please continue to show your support and share this link, encourage friends to sign and share.
https://www.communityrun.org/petitions/save-the-kangaroo-island-coastline
Thank you!
Julian Monfries

2018-08-02 09:18:15 +1000

Hi,
Today we should get to the 1500 signature mark.
Let's see if we can get 2000, so I can get this off to the Minister, to show our displeasure.
Please continue to show your support and share this link, encourage friends to sign and share.
https://www.communityrun.org/petitions/save-the-kangaroo-island-coastline
Thank you!
Julian Monfries

2018-07-27 20:56:56 +1000

Hi Friends,
Today we hit the 1000 signature mark.

Let's see if we can get 2000, so I can get this off to the Minister, to show our displeasure.

Please continue to show your support and share this link, encourage friends to sign and share.
https://www.communityrun.org/petitions/save-the-kangaroo-island-coastline

Thank you!
Julian Monfries

2018-07-26 19:33:36 +1000

1,000 signatures reached

2018-07-26 15:31:47 +1000

Hey Friends,
We are doing very well, heading towards the 1000.

Please continue to show your support and share this link, encourage friends to sign and share.

https://www.communityrun.org/petitions/save-the-kangaroo-island-coastline

Thank you!
Julian Monfries

2018-07-26 09:00:12 +1000

Friends and supporters,
We almost have 700 signatures on 'Save the Kangaroo Island Coastline' - that's incredible!
Thanks so much for your support so far. We’re really building momentum and this is a great chance to spread the word even further. Can you help get the campaign past 1000 signatures by sharing this link to the petition with your email contacts or on Facebook or Twitter?
https://www.communityrun.org/petitions/save-the-kangaroo-island-coastline
Thank you!
Julian Monfries

2018-07-24 17:57:43 +1000

500 signatures reached

2018-07-22 17:29:29 +1000

Dear Friends,
We almost have 400 signatures on 'Save the Kangaroo Island Coastline' - that's incredible!
Thanks so much for your support so far. We’re really building momentum and this is a great chance to spread the word even further. Can you help get the campaign past 500 signatures by sharing this link to the petition with your email contacts or on Facebook or Twitter?
https://www.communityrun.org/petitions/save-the-kangaroo-island-coastline

Thank you!
Julian Monfries

2018-07-19 21:22:00 +1000

100 signatures reached

2018-07-19 09:59:57 +1000

50 signatures reached

2018-07-13 12:21:48 +1000

25 signatures reached

2018-07-11 22:21:18 +1000

10 signatures reached