GREY

 

Grey

GPS 30 40 00 S 115 08 13 E

 

 

 

 

Cervantes

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Grey is one of the few remaining shack towns on the west coast and it is under threat from government that is doing everything it can to remove the shacks.

The settlement is located just off Indian Ocean Drive about 170km north of Perth.

The town was started as a place to holiday for people living further inland and dates from around the 1930s.

The shack town is an excellent example of off-grid living and the ingenuity and variety of shack designs makes it something that should be preserved.

The government's policy (adopted in 1989) is to remove all shacks along the coast and sadly, almost all have now been demolished. This is a stupid, short-sighted policy and will destroy forever, a unique part of our collective history.

As the owners of shacks pass away, the shacks are being resumed by the government as the leases are not transferable. In our opinion this is deplorable and when it comes to Grey and the other nearby shack town, Wedge Island, this policy should be changed in order to preserve these unique examples of early squatter settlements.

There are thousands of miles of pristine coastline but for some reason these two small areas cannot be left alone and must be destroyed.

There are about 120 shacks remaining at Grey but some have been repossessed by the government and are under imminent threat of demolition.

The community at Grey has been fighting since 1989 to preserve the site as it is. They operate a website to supply information on the current state of Grey and the latest developments in the fight to save it from demolition.

 

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ATTRACTIONS

 

Coastline.

 

BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

Unique shacks.

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Moore

Federal : Durack

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6511 (Cervantes)

Website : Grey Conservation and Community Association

 

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