Moore MP Shane Love MLA has urged Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan to step in and save Lancelin’s Volunteer Marine Rescue building.
In Parliamentary Question Time today, Mr Love said the Lancelin Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) building was at imminent risk of catastrophic undermining as a result of coastal erosion.
“The situation is now alarming following the recent tides and accompanying swell,” Mr Love said.
“The Gingin Shire met Department of Fire and Emergency Services officers onsite in November 2018 to assess the erosion and requested a contribution of $240,000 from DFES to protect the infrastructure.
“In Parliament today, the Minister would not respond to this request for funds.”
Mr Love said the Minister did not seem to understand the severity of the situation, suggesting more consultation was needed.
“Lancelin VMR building lies upon Grace Darling Park and along with the Experience Lancelin Holiday Park, there are a number of assets at stake,” Mr Love added.
“The Government needs to consider a short and long term strategy to deal with erosion in the vicinity of the Lancelin coastline.
“The Emergency Services Minister assured me that he was in consultation with the Transport Minister on this issue but he also admitted erosion at the site was an issue last year.
“Now we need action.”
Mr Love said he had been instrumental in brokering a solution with the State Government, Gingin Shire and the local community to successfully implement a plan four years ago, when 15 properties were under threat in Seabird, south of Lancelin.