GO BY FERRY
IT was pleasing to read that more people are travelling on the ferry to South Perth.
I was also pleased that a small tourist ferry is now operating from Elizabeth Quay to Claisebrook. I wish them well with their new venture.
I have always been an advocate of using our river for passenger ferries for pleasure and an alternative way to get to the city and sporting venues.
A good start would be a ferry service to Point Walter, every hour with connecting buses from Fremantle and the suburbs.
Point Walter is very a pleasant part of the river to visit with its safe, protected sandy beach and many shady trees.
There is a good jetty to land ferry passengers. It also has an excellent restaurant, a public golf course, tennis courts and good walking paths along the river.
Tourism and transport are very important to our State; let us use our river more. FRANK GRANGER, Applecross. ments will exist for people to reside – whether it is for one or 100 days
It does not matter what you call it – it is place for people to live in, short or long term.
The City says it is applying the Supreme Court judgment on 74 Mill Point Road in its assessment of development applications in the precinct.
But it must have missed the main point that says that building approval should be quashed because it does not meet the aim of the Station Precinct, which is to encourage “employment”.
Serviced apartments will employ a couple of cleaners and a receptionist – no more people than would be employed if the apartments were privately owned.
Therefore, they do nothing to encourage more employment.
By calling these apartments "serviced" council is complicit in allowing developers to use a loophole to get approval for mega highrise into South Perth against the wishes of the community.
There are more proposals for Mill Point Road coming up for approval in the next weeks: 44 storeys at No 74, 50 storeys at No 76 and 38 storeys at nos 86-90.
All of these are more than the accepted walking distance to the phantom station and all are primarily residential mega towers using this loophole to gain approval. Have your say because, sadly, the Joint Development Assessment Panel and council take your silence as support for their decisions. VICKI REDDEN, South Perth.