Geraldton MLA Ian Blayney has submitted his contribution to the City of Greater Geraldton’s Point Moore Inundation Study.
“I have submitted that I would be supportive of a Council decision to extend current leases.
“While I recognise that there is a risk of inundation at some time, I believe the risks can be well managed.
“Should Point Moore face the risk of serious flooding - due to a high tide and a cyclone coinciding – it is likely that there will be time available to evacuate residents, until the event has passed.
“Resident of Point Moore will need to consider carefully the risk to their home and property from inundation, and make calculated decisions. They will need to accept that insurance premiums are likely to me more costly and include disclaimers as to the level of cover.
“I am confident that providing there are open and honest discussions between the City and the Point Moore residents, any matters of contention can be resolved,” said Mr Blayney.