WHERE DO CHILDREN PLAY?
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