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Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

Im­prov­ing safety for Perth’s cy­clists, school se­cu­rity fence fund­ing and slug­gish plans for a South Perth train sta­tion drew th­ese com­ments on­line last week. Why do South Perth res­i­dents have to suf­fer the ef­fects like the planned "Totem Pole", 400 per cent taller than all the ex­ist­ing build­ings, the traf­fic con­ges­tion, four lev­els of car park above ground? We suf­fer be­cause the City of South Perth has tun­nel vi­sion, which is devel­op­ment at any cost.

- Tori High-den­sity ur­ban en­vi­ron­ments need cheap, ef­fi­cient public trans­port to be ef­fec­tive. The two work as part of a self-re­in­forc­ing cy­cle. You can't just wait un­til the de­mand is there. Build­ing a train sta­tion will in­duce more res­i­dents and busi­nesses to set up in South Perth. - Amy What a fan­tas­tic vi­sion that will res­onate with many who would love to ride their bike but at the mo­ment are too afraid to do so. This re­port re­ally gives both lo­cal and state gov­ern­ment some­thing to start work­ing on now. - Eu­ge­nie Pri­vate, re­li­gious, schools should buy their own fence - re­gard­less of de­nom­i­na­tion. Public fund­ing for public schools please. - Peter Baker

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