Puma faces boycott pledge

Puma2Go, a group established to fight the development of a Puma site in the town centre of Dunsborough, WA, is calling on locals to pledge to boycott the store if it is not relocated.

The group is asking residents to pledge not to use the petrol station/convenience store for at least two years if it opens in the town’s main street, 150m from two other petrol stations. The goal, says Puma2Go, is to persuade Puma Energy to relocate the proposed development to the town’s light-industrial area.

Puma2Go says it hopes to sign up a quarter of the town’s population by the end of the month. At the time of writing, an online version of the pledge had 160 supporters.

A decision from the State Administrative Tribunal on whether the development will be permitted to go ahead is expected by May 1. The Puma2Go community group is expecting the development to get approval and hopes “complete lack of community support” will give Puma Energy second thoughts.

Puma2Go has held three rallies, with more than 700 attendees at two of them. It also has more than 4,500 signatures on a petition asking Puma not to proceed with the development.

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