BRIDGE TOO FAR
THE presiding member of the Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (DAP) had to “clutch at straws” to justify his deciding vote to approve a 34-storey mega-tower at 74 Mill Point Road, South Perth on October 19, given the other four members were split on the issue.
However, he swung the wrong way (because) the City and residents’ side had more substance in its arguments.
When the DAP first approved 29 storeys on this site, it chose not to defend its decision when two residents lodged an appeal, but gave notice of intention to abide by the Supreme Court’s decision, which subsequently quashed that approval.
Thereafter, DAP had already refused another development application for 44 storeys for the same site, which the presiding member said was “a bridge too far”.
What are those straws? Really just hopes that:
Amendment 46 to TPS6 is “neither imminent nor certain” (knowing State Government delay of six months already);
“Predominantly” means 50:50 for non-residential plot ratio vs residential plot ratio;
The mega tower won’t get off the ground (knowing of apartments glut);
Traffic congestion will be alleviated by wealthy people taking to public transport (knowing MRWA will not commit to an upgrade of traffic signals at the Kwinana Freeway Ramp and nor will the State Government commit to a train station at South Perth).
Increased traffic won’t be “the straw that breaks the camel’s back”.
DAP reneged on its declared intention to abide by the Supreme Court’s decision. CAROL ROE, Manning. season and they are just doing what comes naturally to them to protect their young.
We as humans would do the same if we felt our children were being threatened.
Secondly, with the bees, they are swarming at this time of year because it’s how they start new colonies.
Surprisingly, this is when they are at their most calm and less likely to sting, weighed down with the honey they’re carrying to start a new hive.
Honey bees play a vital role in the food chain, pollinating most of our food crops we rely on to eat.
Without them, the world would simply starve to death.
So I am pleading with people to just relax and accept that this is nature and there really is no need to be afraid.
Respect them, keep your distance