Drummond Cove protection plan

Francesca MannGeraldton Guardian
City of Greater Geraldton offices.
Camera IconCity of Greater Geraldton offices. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian

A reserve in Drummond Cove could be transformed into an area for recreation and foreshore protection if the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage approves.

City of Greater Geraldton councillors unanimously agreed at their last meeting to request a change to the Whitehill Road reserve zoning.

The area was the former site of leasehold beach cottages removed after the lease expiry on December 31.

If approved, the City would be able to lease the land after an investigation of the area to determine if it is clear of contamination.

The Drummond Cove Progress Association has requested to take over responsibility of the reserve, wanting to return the area to a “near-natural” environment.

In a letter to the City, the association suggested several ways to revamp the area, which included walking trails, native plant revegetation and a coastal viewing area.

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