STA­TION MOVE AT LAST

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - OPIN­ION - ERIC SMITH, Glen For­rest HENNY KNIGHT, Stoneville

Re Sta­tion on the move, in last week’s Gazette.

It is great news that fi­nally the La­bor Govern­ment is do­ing some­thing about the Mid­land train sta­tion.

I pro­posed many years ago to the pre­vi­ous Lib­eral Govern­ment that while build­ing the new Mid­land hospi­tal, the sta­tion should be lo­cated nearby. This was to help many with health con­cerns and dis­abil­i­ties to be given closer ac­cess for med­i­cal re­quire­ments. This re­quest was made on many an oc­ca­sion. The idea was ac­knowl­edged but was not acted upon while the hospi­tal was be­ing built. The sta­tion should have been a pri­or­ity. It is also un­der­stood that the in­ter­state rail line is to be re­lo­cated through the Belle­vue area so as to take away from the now up­mar­ket Wood­bridge area.

I also sug­gested that the El­len­brook line from Bayswa­ter be lo­cated to Bulls­brook and re­turn via Bri­gadoon, Herne Hill, Strat­ton, Swan View and Belle­vue. Again the politi­cians are not lis­ten­ing and us­ing the ex­cuse “no money”.

The Govern­ment is not keep­ing up with the pop­u­la­tion rises and are putting things in place AFTER the sub­urb and pop­u­la­tion in­creases. parked in a “per­mit zone”. It then goes on to ex­plain that the land is va­cant Crown Land.

I was of the be­lief that va­cant Crown Land be­longs to ev­ery­body, a bit like the old “Com­mons”.

There is also a “P” sign at the en­trance to the area. Was it just the cars on Rail­way Pa­rade that were tar­geted or were ALL the cars in the area given a warn­ing?

Ob­vi­ously when work com­mences on mov­ing the sta­tion BACK to its orig­i­nal po­si­tion, this area will be­come un­avail­able. Where will all the cars park then?

Ed­i­tor's note: Cars parked in a per­mit zone on Rail­way Pa­rade were is­sued with a warn­ing ticket. For in­for­ma­tion on park­ing, con­tact the City of Swan's com­mu­nity safety team on 9267 9267.

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