Fremantle Gazette - - OPINION - – Denise S. Cahill Edi­tor

SCENES from the se­ries One Tree Hill are com­ing to South Beach. You know, the ones where Lu­cas and Nathan fight out their dif­fer­ences, solve their girl prob­lems and fall in love on a bas­ket­ball court right be­side the river. Whether the savvy group of young locals who pitched and made re­al­ity a full-size bas­ket­ball court at South Beach had these scenes in mind or not, it doesn’t mat­ter. This is a great way to bring a com­mu­nity to­gether and it’s the per­fect set­ting. We’ll let South Beach and these savvy in­di­vid­u­als take the lime­light for now but imag­ine if the Town of Cottes­loe fol­lowed their lead and built a full-sized bas­ket­ball court on the carpark ad­ja­cent to In­di­ana. Cottes­loe Beach is the per­fect back­drop for a lay up, three-pointer, slam dunk or al­ley-oop. And it’s not far-fetched. A recre­ation fa­cil­ity that could in­clude a multi-use sports court is among sev­eral ideas for the carpark. Pub­lic com­ment on those plans closed on Fri­day. Suc­cess at South Beach could just be the mo­ti­va­tion Cottes­loe Coun­cil needs to cre­ate its own

One Tree Hill set. You never know, maybe the court will help locals re­pair friend­ships, solve prob­lems and fall in love.

Jelonek Pic­ture: Matt d479305

Toby Ly­hne with An­drew Sul­li­van and Court­ney Beavis.

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