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Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What is the major issue?
A. The State Government seizure of a band of coast all the way from Shark Bay up the Ningaloo coast to the Cape Range NP near Exmouth. See map. This land is presently held by pastoral leaseholders.

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Q. Why is the Government seizing the coastal land?
A. Ostensibly to "protect" it. This is a nonsense, since this land is more pristine than any other arid coastline in Australia, due to the past and current protection afforded by the pastoral leaseholders. The real Government agenda is to develop the coastal strip and make money from lodges and developers.

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Q. What will happen if their plans go ahead unopposed?
A. The very last wilderness camping experience along Australian coral coast will be lost to ordinary Australians forever.

It will become just like the other thousands of holiday destinations that already dot the Australian coastline. People who currently trek each year from as far as Sydney and Melbourne, will have nowhere to go. For there is no other place like it. The isolation, total lack of man-made structures like buildings, electricity and paved roads and extraordinary Ningaloo Reef beauty is unique and completely irreplaceable. See the Lifestyle page for more.

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Q. What is the alternative?
A. No man-made structures along the coast. Low impact "barefoot" camping. Continuing to enforce Government environmental protection guidelines or better. Continuously improving the land. "1 fish per person per day" limit. Planting new vegetation to generate Carbon Offsets and reduce Greenhouse Gases. Renewable Solar and Wind power inland, away from the coast, where there is no visual or environmental impact.

Involving the traditional owners of the land. Promulgating their history and traditional use of the coast. Helping to fund and set up a unique nature trail, complete with traditional tribal stories and tales of the heroic rescue and sustaining of shipwrecked sailors who would have certainly perished otherwise.

Being held up as an example to the rest of the world of how to sustainably manage the totally wild coastal experience. See the Land page for more.

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Q. How can we help?
A. Lobby the politicians - see our Contact page for details. Spread the word amongst your friends and colleagues. Write to your local newspaper. Make your voice heard!

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