SOUTH EAST COAST LIFESTYLE ASSOCIATION
This site is maintained by the South East Coast Lifestyle Association (SECLA).
We are a non-political coalition of business-owners from the communities of Bream Creek, Marion Bay, Boomer Bay, Dunalley, Murdunna and Connelly’s Marsh, which aims to preserve and promote our peaceful coastal and rural amenity and brand.
SOUTH EAST COAST
Our area is known for farming, tourism, fishing and windsurfing, with iconic events such as the Bream Creek Show and the Falls Festival, plus the pristine Marion Bay beach, heritage rural properties such as Bangor and Fulham, and world-famous surfing destination Boneyards, all of which contribute to Tasmania's tourist brand.
The area has only recently recovered from severe bushfire damage in 2013, which destroyed many homes, businesses and local infrastructure, with emotional as well as economic impact. A number of tourism businesses have been re-established since the fires, with new developments in the pipeline with the capacity to provide local jobs and income. Local businesses including wineries, oyster farms, cheese, goats, handcrafted vodka and gourmet potatoes all rely on the area's reputation as natural and unspoilt.
Flight path impLICATIONS
In September 2017, without consultation or notification, our area began to be impact by an average of 40 flights per day, despite having never been previously overflown by commercial jets. Confronted by this unexpected invasion of our skies, we decided to investigate exercising our rights under the Freedom of Information Act. What we discovered has been even more concerning, with wider implications for safety, efficiency and how air traffic is managed at Hobart Airport.