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.