Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

I LIVED in South Perth for 26 years.

South Perth has al­ways been a beau­ti­ful sub­urb, par­tic­u­larly due to its open spa­ces.

Sir James Mitchell Park is part of the beauty of South Perth and pro­vides the area with a large recre­ational space ad­ja­cent to the Swan River. It is the most scenic park in South Perth The park is a place where peo­ple go to re­lax, walk and recre­ate.

Al­low­ing the pro­posed Wes­tralian Cen­tre will set a prece­dent for the de­vel­op­ment of pub­lic re­serves in South Perth.

Open space is be­com­ing more and more pre­cious.

Ev­ery ef­fort should be made to pro­tect this space for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions. In the words of Cat Stevens: “Where do the chil­dren play? “Are we gonna keep on build­ing un­til there’s no more room up there? “I know we’ve come a long way “We’re chang­ing day to day, but tell me, where do the chil­dren play?

“Well you’ve cracked the sky, scrap­ers fill the air,

“But will you keep on build­ing higher til there’s no more room up there.”

Cat Stevens said it all in 1970. JOHN HAM­MOND Cottes­loe

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