I WOULD like to comment on the front page article “Privacy under threat” (Southern Gazette, August 15) regarding the Costa family, who feel their privacy will be compromised with the construction of apartments in their neighbourhood.
The zoning which allows for apartments through the Canning Bridge and Como areas was approved by the WA Planning Commission seven years ago.
On that basis, a number of land parcels have been purchased with the intent to create infill, especially as the train station at Canning Bridge will be upgraded substantially.
This is no different to other precincts which are also undergoing redevelopment including Scarborough, Murdoch, Fremantle and Burswood.
Perth is undergoing a period of transition and that means traditional view of housing will no longer apply. Apartments will become a stronger aspect to our community because it is a choice that some favour.
While I do feel for the Costa family, I also have to question why one family’s inconvenience became front page news.
There will be more apartments in the Perth metropolitan area and this is being driven by people who definitely want this option.
Who are we to say they can’t have that choice?
SAMANTHA REECE WA Apartment Advocacy managing director