Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

I NEVER write let­ters to the news­pa­per, but what is hap­pen­ing in South Perth is just ob­scene.

I un­der­stand the need for in­fill in our city, but I ex­pected this to mean ra­tio­nal de­vel­op­ment in line with lo­cal com­mu­nity needs and stan­dards.

In­stead, South Perth has be­come the tar­get of ra­pa­cious de­vel­op­ers who want to turn Mill Point Road into Shanghai in or­der to fill their own pock­ets.

The plans for 74 and 86 Mill Point Road are sim­ply hideous and are in­sup­port­able, just for traf­fic and in­fra­struc­ture rea­sons alone.

Now de­vel­op­ers are try­ing to build an­other tower on Lyle Street and ask­ing for dis­cre­tion, as if the build­ing is in some way ex­cep­tional, when it clearly isn’t.

Mega-tow­ers are not ben­e­fi­cial to the area and will leave our com­mu­nity with traf­fic and in­fra­struc­ture prob­lems for decades to come, quite apart from the de­struc­tion of the amenity of our streets and lifestyle.

When will the State Gov­ern­ment step in? Enough is enough. COLIN BOWLES, South Perth.

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