Hundreds rally to Save Our Beaches on Sunday 11 March
More than five hundred people have rallied at Cowes on Phillip Island to protest a proposed car ferry terminal at one of the front beaches. Save Our Beaches (SOB) is opposed to the 200 metre concrete structure on the rare, north facing beaches as part of a planned car ferry from Stony Point to Phillip Island. Following the rally a peaceful protest was held on the beach with children making sandcastles and playing games. SOB spokesperson Kate Mackenzie said the proposed car ferry terminal would ruin this rare, north facing beach. “We’ve sent a clear message to the State Government and the Bass Coast Shire Council that this is the wrong location,” she said. “This is a safe, family friendly beach that is popular with locals and visitors. To put a car ferry terminal at this beach is madness.” Save Our Beaches will continue to fight.
The beach will be cut in half rendering a large area of this family friendly, safe swimming beach unusable.
The proposed terminal is right in the middle of a quiet residential area adding traffic to an area where children ride bikes and walk.
Huge impact upon both locals and tourists who use this beach - swimmers, power boaters, sailors, kayakers and all water users!
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