OPEN MIND ON SPACE
I READ the opinion of John Day, our ex-Minister of Planning with interest (Oct 31).
John calls for keeping an open mind, saying, “There is no doubt that well-designed and sufficient Public Open Space and green areas are essential elements of any urban development or redevelopment.”
The community has been advocating for an Open Mind on Open Space for over 20 years, and we totally agree on these points.
What John does not mention in his letter, is that the City of Swan’s MORM plan is to build a mix of a shopping centre, offices and apartments all over the Midland Oval site.
Locals recognise that Midland is already