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

Thank you to the almost 60 East Coast Alliance members and others from the community who attended our inaugural AGM on Sunday 29 September 2019 at the Swansea Courthouse. Many travelled long distances to attend and we were delighted to welcome a full house.

Read President Anne Held’s report here.

Following the AGM, guest speaker David Reed delivered an entertaining, informative and thought-provoking presentation asking What might Tasmanian tourism look like in 10 years’ time? Click here to read David’s speech.

The event finished with drinks and nibbles, the launch of our raffle (read below) and the impromptu auction of an unexpected and generous gift of a bottle of Splendid Gin donated by Ange Boxall and Michael Travalia.


The raffle launched at the AGM provides a rare chance to secure a magnificent bottle of 2004 Clover Hill Commemorative Sparkling. Originally released only in Denmark to celebrate the 14 May 2004 Danish Royal wedding of Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik - read more here.

Email us at ecatassie@gmail.com if you wish to buy tickets.

Tickets cost $2 each ($20 for a book of ten). The raffle will be drawn on 16 December 2019, perfect timing for Christmas and New Year, and you need not be present to win. Our warm thanks to Libby Wardlaw for this generous gift.


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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