Tim Winton on THE day to the people of Exmouth
TO THE PEOPLE OF EXMOUTH
You live in a great place and you're building a rare community. In recent years this town has transformed itself. It promises to be one of Australia's rural success stories.
Your commitment to sensitive sustainable ecotourism is one of the most exciting developments in the country. We know how seriously you take the reef and the Cape Range region. The health of these natural wonders will dictate your future.
Today as you rally for the reef I want you to know that down in Fremantle
thousands of other Western Australians are standing beside you.
The reef needs this resort as much as the Bungle Bungles need a casino.
development of the region is possible but the resort at Maud's is a clanger.
In the end all the money in the world won't alter the fact that the reef belongs to all Australians, not just to the rich and powerful. The Maud's proposal isn't worthy of the reef or the people who love it.
Keep up the fight. Together we'll save this great place for our grandkids. It'll be something to be proud of.
automated letters to stop the resort