Save Killalea Alliance
World record attempt paddle-out and Public meeting.
Saturday May 1 will see the Killalea National Surfing Reserve (KNSR) Committee and the Save Killalea Alliance (SKA) come together to hold a public meeting and paddle-out to protest the proposed developments at Killalea State Park.
The paddle-out, which organiser Chris Homer of the KNSR is hoping will break the world record of 511 participants, will begin at The Farm beach at 10am.
The public meeting, organised by SKA will take place at the viewing platform at Killalea, starting at 11am.
“Reflections Holiday Parks, the managers of Killalea, are proposing to build a 200 seat function/conference centre in an extremely prominent location” said SKA convenor Peter Moran. “Along with a proposed restaurant and luxury eco-cabins, Reflections are seeking to make some fundamental changes to a reserve that has been used and loved by generations of visitors.”
“The environmental, cultural and social values of Killalea should not be put at risk to satisfy the commercial needs of the current managers. The park currently attracts 30,000 visitors per month, drawn by Killalea’s serenity and unspoilt nature, including endangered ecological communities. Why would you want to endanger that?” Mr Moran commented.
Chris Homer, chair of the KNSR committee added “It’s time for Killalea State Park to go back to a community based trust as the current professional trust held by Reflections Holiday Parks has failed to satisfy community expectations in this role, particularly in regard to the recent development proposal.”
Killalea State park is on the coast approx 3 kms south of Shellharbour. The park covers 250ha with 8kms of coastline including frontage onto the Minnamurra River.
For further information contact
Peter Moran, Convenor, Save Killalea Alliance or
Chris Homer, Chair, Killalea National Surfing Reserve Committee,
Can't be there but 100% support the cause - amazing place.
They’re always Eco cabins.
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