Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

From my per­spec­tive, I can see many costs funded by ratepay­ers, and lit­tle or no ben­e­fits of a merger. My vote is clear: vote No. GREG BEN­JAMIN, South Perth.

WHEN we peeled our­selves off the ceil­ing, we re­called we had re­ceived a flyer to ad­vise us there was to be a short fire­works dis­play on the fore­shore on Satur­day, Jan­uary 10.

Un­for­tu­nately, one for­gets as time goes by – and while it may have been for only five min­utes it was an as­sault on the eardrums of all those blessed with liv­ing within this river­side precinct.

And yes, we ex­pect it was ap­proved by coun­cil but why do the coun­cils around Perth al­low such deaf­en­ing “ex­plo­sions” in th­ese res­i­den­tial ar­eas and so of­ten dur­ing the sum­mer months?

There are by-laws pre­vent­ing us mak­ing too much noise in our homes but noth­ing to stop the high-level deci­bels dur­ing fire­works dis­plays.

We re­call when far less gun­pow­der was used and the sound not half as deaf­en­ing. The huge fire­works we are sub­jected to to­day with the in­creased per­cus­sion are deaf­en­ing and win­dow shak­ing.

Res­i­dents, please make your com­plaints known if you too are not happy with th­ese reg­u­lar as­saults on our peace. SANDY KELLY, South Perth.

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