Centre divides opinion
THE green open space of South Perth is again under threat by an “ill-considered plan”, according to the City of South Perth Residents Association.
The Southern Gazette received a strongly worded release from the organisation, which claimed the proposed Westralian Centre was unnecessary.
The association has called for a special electors’ meeting, which will take place at the South Perth Community Hall on June 8 at 6pm.
Chairwoman Cecilia Brooke called on residents to attend the meeting.
“If you care about the encroachment on our suburb’s open space for dubious community gain, please attend the community meeting so that the City of South Perth can hear your views and be left in no doubt about where residents stand on this important issue,” she said.
She said the project depended on raising at least $7 million from state and federal governments and private funding arrangements, a big challenge in current economic times.
Ms Brooke also pointed out that management and maintenance costs for the centre would rely on successful venue hire arrangements, but would otherwise fall back on ratepayer funds.