About Guilderton and The Save The Moore River Campaign.
Information courtesy of the Guilderton Community Association.
The Location: Guilderton is a small coastal community situated on the north shore of the Moore River. It has a tranquil atmosphere and is popular among retirees and family holiday makers. The major attractions of the area are the river and its relatively untouched southern foreshore. Fishing and canoeing are particularly popular. The sandbar at the river mouth is broken by both winter rains, and summer groundwater buildup which comes from Silver Creek (an estuary wetland) and underground flow.
The Issues: The Moore River Company (Plunkett's) wants to develop bush land at the mouth of the Moore River, 80kms north of Perth. A town the size of Kwinana is planned for the southern foreshore of the Moore River. It will cover 557 hectares and follow the river foreshore for 1.8kms and the beach front for 3.3kms. The company owns an additional 2100 hectares which takes in another 3kms of ocean front and stretches across Wanneroo Road.
The Moore River Company plans to develop a community of 13,500 people. They plan to site tourist resorts and residential blocks only 50 metres from the river and coastal forehsore.
The Guilderton Community Association is a group of permanent residents and regular visitors concerned about the future of the Guilderton area and its river. The development will forever change the essence of this small community, increasing its size twelvefold. It will also increase the river's pollution problems. The river already has a high nitrogen content and suffers algal blooms in late summer.
1. The Friends
of Moore River Estuary website.
2. The Moore River Tours company Protect
The Moore River page, and their Schools
Program page for the rehabilitation of the Moore River.
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