Midland Reporter - - Opinion -

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

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