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Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

‘NIM­BYs’ are alive and well and at work in South Perth. They op­pose the heights of pro­posed ‘sky­scrapers’ in the South Perth penin­sula zone.

A coloured pam­phlet and a Face­book site, cir­cu­lated by the self-ap­pointed cru­saders, say that street trees are in dan­ger. How­ever, where is not stated.

And "the area does not have the in­fra­struc­ture to sup­port such de­vel­op­ments". Try­ing to frighten the horses with emo­tional claims won't help cope with Perth's pro­jected growth of 4.5 mil­lion peo­ple by 2050.

Nu­mer­ous res­i­dents in South Perth, even those of a cer­tain age, agree with the ini­tia­tive to build so-called ‘sky­scrapers’. They will help de­velop more com­mer­cial ac­tiv­ity in the Mends Street area, more in­fra­struc­ture and be a fo­cal at­trac­tion as an en­try-point to the City of South Perth.

The Devel­op­ment As­sess­ment Panel and the City have agreed to the ap­pli­ca­tions sub­ject to due process and there are res­i­dents who silently sup­port them.

On­ward and up­ward. CLIVE DEV­ER­ALL and NOREEN FYNN, South Perth.

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