Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

BARELY no­tice­able on page 3 of the City of South Perth's Penin­sula news­let­ter for May 2017, un­der the head­ing “Works in your neigh­bour­hood”, is a cryptic but nev­er­the­less mo­men­tous an­nounce­ment: Thelma Street Clo­sure – at Can­ning High­way. What's so mo­men­tous? It will be, if my rec­ol­lec­tions are ac­cu­rate, the first change in Can­ning High­way road lay­out in the City of South Perth for at least 15 years (yes, 15 years, but I won't mind if ev­i­dence is pre­sented to prove me wrong).

We must con­grat­u­late the City of South Perth for un­der­tak­ing an ac­tual road lay­out en­gi­neer­ing ac­tiv­ity on Can­ning High­way, af­ter very many years of in­ac­tiv­ity by Main Roads, the State Govern­ment and the City of South Perth.

So, well done, City of South Perth.

Maybe this small start will catal­yse real ac­tion on the hype in https://south­­future/projects-and-places/can­ning-high­way, and more open re­port­ing on what other steps, if any, that the City is tak­ing to pro­mote ur­ban re­newal along Can­ning High­way. ROGER ATKIN­SON, Como.

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