Welcome to Our Community
The Wedge Island Community consists of approximately 350 shacks settled on the mainland 30 kms North of Lancelin. It has been a family holiday destination for thousands of Western Australians for over 70 years. A diverse range of people from all walks of life such as Doctors, Lawyers, Plumbers, Carpenters, families and friends have enjoyed and appreciated Wedge Island as a holiday destination.
Due to itâ€™s previously remote location a strong sense of community has developed between the visitors and inhabitants of Wedge Island as they have worked together to maintain this unique lifestyle. This community is now under threat.
Please feel free to browse our website and learn more about this amazing jewel on the remote West Coast. If you can help in any way it will be much appreciated. Welcome
SCOUT CAMP AT WEDGE
SCOUT CAMP AT WEDGE
On a windy morning in December 2013 the scouts from the 1st Duncraig Scout Troop joined forces with the Wedge Island Protection Association to visit the Wedge area to enjoy some semi-wilderness camping and to learn about this unique and significant area on the central coast.
Heritage Launch â€“ WIPA/GCCA Media Key Points
Both Wedge & Grey Shack Associations are delighted with the findings of the Wedge & Grey Shack Settlements Cultural Heritage Assessment and strongly support the recommendations of the consultants to progress listing onto the WA Register of Heritage Places.
This represents the classic WIN - WIN situation for everyone involved
Â· A WIN for WA families and the general public as it ensures they can continue to gain access to the unique shack community recreational lifestyle as well as enabling public facilities being established
Â· A WIN for the shack communities as it creates certainty for the future to protect the Wedge & Grey sense of place
Â· A WIN for the government as it identifies a way forward to produce a sustainable management plan
Â· A WIN for the Shire of Dandaragan as formal site controls can proceed and the iconic shack settlements can be added to the tourism assets in the region leading to economic growth
The National Trust of WA is to be commended for commissioning the professional report undertaken by Godden Mackay Logan in collaboration with Context Pty Ltd.
We look forward to working with the Heritage Council of WA, NTWA, the Minister and the Shire to develop a sustainable Conservation Management Plan to protect the documented cultural heritage values and create public access.
Register your interest
Friends of Wedge
Join our Friends of Wedge team and help promote our cause to save the Wedge and Grey shack communities.
This register of supporters enables us to measure the level of support for shack sites in W.A. and will be an important part of our campaign to save the shacks.