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The Cape Leveque Road on the Dampier Peninsula is in the process of being sealed.

The Cape Leveque Road on the Dampier Peninsula is in the process of being sealed.

Cape Leveque Road project

The KLC is facilitating a 12-month project to support engagement between Traditional Owners and communities on the Dampier Peninsula, and the State Government, around impacts and opportunities from the sealing of the Cape Leveque Road.

The main priorities of the new project are to assist the Damper Peninsula Working Group to identify strategies, which will protect the unique environmental and cultural heritage values of the Dampier Peninsula and mitigate negative impacts of the sealing of the Cape Leveque Road on Traditional Owner interests.

The KLC understands the significant pressures that will be experienced by communities on the Dampier Peninsula due to increasing visitor numbers and we support the rights of Traditional Owners to make decisions about how this impact is managed.

The DPWG was established by Dampier Peninsula communities in 2017 but had not met for about 16 months. The KLC applied for funding for this project in September 2018 following concerns from community members about the need for a more coordinated approach to engagement on the Dampier Peninsula. Funding for the project was made available by the State Government in late June 2019.