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July 5, 2003

This is very good news. Ningaloo Reef on the seaward side of North West Cape in Western Australia has been protected from 1980's developmentalism. This development Coral Coast Resort--- by Coral Coast Marina Development Pty Ltd was in the form of marinas, hotels, private villas and shops being built near the reef at Mauds Landing. The development has been rejected by the Gallop Labor Government due to Ningaloo Reef being an environmental icon of international significance.

The pro-development lobby would reject the decision as another example of disintentives to investment and weath creation. They see it as anti-development rather than sustainable development.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 4:45 PM | | Comments (2) | TrackBacks (1)

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Personally, I'm torn between supporting the abolishment of the development and decrying it as backward. There remains a certain argument which says the interest is that of the developers in maintaining the status quo of the environment to attract investors, businesses and tourism. The danger is the necessary trade off that such an influx would create.