Joondalup Weekender - - Opinion -

I TO­TALLY agree with John Lew­ing­ton’s com­ment on May 18, “Sad to see farm bite the dust.”

The old chook farm is al­most a ready-made park, com­plete with birdlife and a mob of kan­ga­roos.

With a few paths cre­ated and more trees planted, the park would be loved and ap­pre­ci­ated by all.

Per­haps it could be a me­mo­rial park ded­i­cated to the pi­o­neers of Wanneroo.

With so much space in WA, why do coun­cils ap­prove dense hous­ing es­tates? Isn’t quality of life and re­spect for our pre­cious en­vi­ron­ment more im­por­tant than profit?

If the Wanneroo coun­cil and build­ing com­mis­sion ac­tu­ally sur­veyed the peo­ple of Wanneroo to ask what we re­ally want in­stead of crunch­ing the numbers and adding to the enor­mous ur­ban sprawl, I’m sure they’ll find it isn’t more con­densed hous­ing and shop­ping cen­tres.

Please make a dif­fer­ence, take re­spon­si­bil­ity for and con­sider the fu­ture of all West Aus­tralians, in­clud­ing its wildlife, and make the chook farm into a public park. EMMA DOWNEY, Wanneroo

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