East Coast Alliance


Stop the SAP

The beautiful Tasmanian coastal community of Swansea and its irreplaceable natural environment is under threat from inappropriate and unsustainable development.

The East Coast Alliance is challenging the rezoning and changes to planning laws proposed in the Cambria Estate Draft Amendment, which includes the Specific Area Plan (SAP) and other planning scheme amendments. If approved, the SAP will override existing planning schemes and create over 3,100 hectares of quarantined development (that’s 31 square kilometres).

Is this the East Coast we want? Is this the Tasmania we want for future generations?


Annual General Meeting

The East Coast Alliance extends a warm invitation to our valued members and supporters to join us for our inaugural AGM.

Time and date: 2pm Sunday 29 September 2019
Venue: Swansea Courthouse, Noyes Street, Swansea
Please RSVP by 18 September (to assist with catering):
click here to let us know you will be attending (or to send an apology). Agendas will be forwarded after that date to all attendees.

Following the AGM, we will celebrate Tasmania’s special attributes with our guest speaker David Reed, former Chair of East Coast Tourism, Director of the Tourism Council of Tasmania and current Chair of the Bicheno Food and Wine Festival. 

Please join us at the end of proceedings for drinks and nibbles. We’d love to see you!

Sustainable House Open Day: Sunday 15 September

On SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2019, three sustainable homes will be open to the public in Glamorgan Spring Bay Shire. We are very grateful to the three home owners for supporting the East Coast Alliance with gold coin donations on the day.

The houses will be open for inspection between 10am and 4pm and are located at 271 Cambria Drive, Dolphin Sands (to 3pm) and 50 Shaw Street, Swansea. The Triabunna house is open by appointment only (0477 683 225).

Click here for more information.

Our campaign

We want to assure all our supporters - the fight to protect Tasmania's East Coast from a large scaled, inappropriate development is NOT over. We remain determined to continue opposing the proposed rezoning of more than 3,100 hectares of land to facilitate a mega tourist development.

To succeed, we must raise significant funds to support that fight and we ask you, our loyal supporters, to PLEASE GIVE to help our campaign. Visit our DONATION page for information about our campaign strategy and costs.

Thank you

We are on the downhill run to achieving our target of $35,000. This will enable us to present a powerful, informed and compelling case to the Tasmanian Planning Commission. We want to extend a huge thank you to the many generous members of the community - far and wide - who have already donated to support our campaign, and taken the time to write to Councillors and politicians.

What else can you do?

SHARE our Facebook page East Coast Alliance Tasmania and video far and wide through your networks.

WRITE to politicians - visit How you can Help for guidance.

SUBSCRIBE to East Coast Alliance for updates.

JOIN the East Coast Alliance.

Ange Boxall is an internationally renowned East Coast singer songwriter. Listen here to her East Coast Protest Song or link via our Facebook page.

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