C.R.E.D is an organisation representing residents of East Dapto (including Koonawarra, Kanahooka, Lakelands and Dapto east of the highway). We are homeowners and renters of public and private housing. We are rich, poor and somewhere in between.
Some of us are passionately into horses who have been part of our culture since white settlement – when Richard Brooks took possession of Exmouth. Many of us are Koori, some descendants of the original Tharwal people. All of us deeply respect the Aboriginal sites and heritage of this land.
We all share a deep love of the Tallawarra Point, the lake, our green space and are deeply moved by the natural beauty of this place.
The impetus for calling a public meeting came from an 11 year old local girl, Ebony Young, who became concerned at the condition of the Lake foreshores and started a petition which collected around 500 signatures. It was thought that if 500 local people were concerned about the lake, it was perhaps time to set up a group to express community concerns to levels of government about East Dapto issues.With this in mind, local resident Maureen Magee arranged our first public meeting attended by around 100 residents. At present the focus is to act quickly regarding developments on Lot 2 Wyndarra Way and the Tallawarra Lands and to develop a grass roots organisation that truly speaks for the community of East Dapto. Current items of concern are listed on our issues page.