Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

SOME might say drop­ping hun­dreds of tonnes of con­crete on Sir James Mitchell Park is a form of van­dal­ism.

The $7 mil­lion pro­posed for the Wes­tralian Cen­tre in Sir James Mitchell Park could be trans­ferred to a South Perth mu­seum and cul­tural cen­tre.

There are hun­dreds of items and doc­u­ments of lo­cal his­tory go­ing back to 1892.

They are stored in the civic cen­tre li­brary and at the South Perth His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. They need to see the light of day.

The City of South Perth com­mis­sioned the Perth Elec­tric Tram Restora­tion So­ci­ety to re­store a South Perth tram. It’s still wait­ing for a place to call home.

Ernest John­son Re­serve mas­ter plan is well un­der con­struc­tion and clos­est to the South Perth Civic Cen­tre pre­scient.

EJ Re­serve is ideal for the South Perth mu­seum and the tram.

The site would be on the cor­ner of Sandgate and Hens­man streets.

This would be a land­mark site rep­re­sent­ing recre­ation and cul­tural fa­cil­i­ties for all to en­joy. BILL GLEESON South Perth

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