HEED WARN­ING

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

THE loss of Carn­aby's black cock­a­toos should be a warn­ing to all of us like the ca­nary in the coalmine.

Un­fet­tered growth in Perth to 3.5 mil­lion is just un­sus­tain­able.

When will a politi­cian fi­nally stand up and tell the truth that an econ­omy built on the growth mantra comes at an un­ac­cept­able en­vi­ron­men­tal and so­cial cost?

Did any­one ac­tu­ally ask Perth cit­i­zens if they want to live in a city of 3.5 mil­lion?

Con­ges­tion, lack of wa­ter and power are all is­sues we can do with­out. Aus­tralia does not need to grow through pop­u­la­tion in­crease.

Asian and In­dian growth will take care of any growth re­quired.

It is time to look se­ri­ously at de­cen­tral­i­sa­tion with a new city in the Kim­ber­ley and fast rail to our South­West with far more live­able cities at Bun­bury, Bus­sel­ton and Albany. COLIN HUGHES, Green­mount.

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