Open Prince Rd.
Mr. Michael Walmsley
Shire of Waroona
P O Box 20
WAROONA WA 6215
Dear Mr. Walmsley,
PRINCE RD-SCARP RD
As landowners, tourists and/or users of the recreational facilities in the hills to the East of Waroona we petition the Shire of Waroona to, as a matter of priority, initiate the re-opening and re-construction of Prince Road to provide legal vehicle access along the currently predominantly gazetted road reserve from Scarp Road through to Lake Moyanup, Weir Road and the South West Highway.
The re-instatement of this road would:
o create a beautiful scenic circular tourist drive that could be accessed from either the northern or southern sides of Waroona. The drive would take tourists via Lake Moyanup and then east up through the Scarp and then on to the Waroona Dam. When travelling west, there are breathtaking Scarp views across to the coast;
o increase tourism spending in Waroona with resultant boosts for local businesses;
o reinstate historical access originally used by Waroona’s timber and farming pioneers;
o improve safety to both residents and the general public by providing:
o direct access and shortened response time for emergency service vehicles;
o 2 emergency evacuation options for residents and the significant number of tourists visiting the Waroona Dam, particularly during the summer bushfire season.