Related news: Dunsborough community vows to fight SAT decision
A spokesperson from the Southern Joint Development Assessment Panel confirmed on Friday afternoon that an appeal had been lodged with the Supreme Court against the State Administrative Tribunal’s decision to approve the Puma Energy Australia application at Lot 108 (57) Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough.
Puma2Go’s Tony Sharp and Trish Flower said the group was “extremely pleased” with the decision to appeal the controversial decision.
“The Dunsborough community calls upon DCSC (the landowners) and Puma to rethink their plans and stop wasting taxpayers’ money,” Mr Sharp said.
“We remain keen to help them find a financially acceptable solution in another location.”
He said the fight to overturn the decision would continue while the matter rested with the Supreme Court.
“We don’t know the outcome of the appeal, so our focus will now shift to the parties involved and we will be encouraging them to change their minds.
“We also see a number of environmental and health and safety issues that could block the development if the appeal is not successful.
“We will be pursuing them with the various government ministries.”
Puma2Go released a statement on Friday immediately after the confirmation from the SJDA, thanking a number of individuals for their support.
Included on the list were Planning Minister Rita Saffioti, Environment Minister Stephen Dawson, Vasse MP Libby Mettam and South West MPs Colin Tincknell and Diane Evers.
Busselton Mayor Grant Henley and councillors John McCallum and Ross Paine were also thanked for their assistance in the campaign.
“We especially want to thank the Dunsborough and area community which stood up and took a stand when it mattered,” the statement read.
“You marched and mannequinned and you signed and pledged.
“You made the difference.
“We invite you to join Puma2Go at Occy's terrace during the Dunsborough Emergency Services Expo Saturday morning.
“Wear something red!”