Fremantle Gazette - - OPINION -

IT was both im­pres­sive and amus­ing to read of the sus­tain­able build­ing in­no­va­tion and de­sign suc­cess in the North Coogee area (Fre­man­tle Gazette, July 18).

Great be­cause it acts as a bea­con to other far more dull and back­ward de­vel­op­ers, ha­bit­u­ally flout­ing func­tion over form in their de­signs to help keep the mort­gaged masses as ig­no­rant as pos­si­ble – gotta keep those worker drones busy.

Hi­lar­i­ous, be­cause just as an ice­berg twice the size of Lux­em­bourg de­cides to part with its Antarc­tic ori­gins, we see the pro­logue of a glob­ally warming cen­tury lead­ing to sea lev­els ris­ing to at least over 7m on cur­rent mea­sures.

It's that kind of my­opic view from de­vel­op­ers, and rev­enue rak­ing gov­ern­ments, whose plan­ning de­part­ments re­mind me of the same kind of an­tics seen in ABC TV's re­cent spoof se­ries Utopia.

Per­haps we need to re-con­sider our col­lec­tive san­ity? TIM J FRODSHAM Mt Hawthorn

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.