Protest paddle out Sunday 19 January at North Kirra / Bilinga, 10.00am
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Save Our Southern Beaches Alliance has called for people to join a peaceful paddle out protect to oppose the $2 billion proposed development at Kirra.
The proposal is for an ocean terminal and casino and the Alliance’s efforts to oppose the development has gained momentum since the proponent gained media attention a few weeks ago.
Both surfing and non surfing community groups will amass on the beach on Sunday 19 January in what could be the largest demonstration yet seen on the Gold Coast since the Australia Day paddle out in 2009. That protest was to protest the loss of the iconic Kirra Point break and attracted 1500 paddlers and 5000 on the beach.
World Professional Surfing Champion and avid Kirra campaigner Mick Fanning is opposed to the development and is leading the call for community protest.
“Everyone who is concerned about the cruise ship terminal, please show up and have your voice heard. This is a community stand, so if you surf or just enjoy the beach as it is, let’s make a statement,” Fanning said.
Joel Parkinson has also joined the call asking people to make their voice heard.
Photo: Peter Sturm, My Perspectives