Consideration of waterfront Crown land at Pelican Lagoon, Kangaroo Island - outcome

16 February 2018

780 submissions about the proposed sale of waterfront Crown land at Pelican Lagoon were received from members of the public on Kangaroo Island, the broader community and interested stakeholders. 

All but five of the submissions received in the public consultation period raised significant concerns about ongoing public access to the land and the protection of native flora and fauna, including a white-bellied sea eagle and the southern brown bandicoot.

Community feedback was provided to the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation for consideration in making a decision about whether or not to dispose of or lease the land.

In accordance with section 4(c) of the Crown Land Management Act, the Minister has considered the social, economic and environmental aspects of the proposal and has declined to sell the waterfront land for this development.