Stu­dent park­ing cre­ates pos­si­ble haz­ard

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

IT is about time that the rel­e­vant lo­cal au­thor­ity or gov­ern­ment depart­ment took re­spon­si­bil­ity for polic­ing the park­ing in the area of Aus­tralia II Drive and around the Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment and Con­ser­va­tion’s head­quar­ters.

Stu­dents park both ran­domly and dan­ger­ously, block­ing ac­cess to the Matilda Bay Boat ramp and the two yacht clubs in the area.

I would rather not think of the con­se­quences of a boat catch­ing fire in one of the mari­nas, and the flames spread­ing to other ves­sels and, be­cause of the stu­dents park­ing in­con­sid­er­ately, the fire bri­gade was un­able to gain ac­cess to the blaze. Will it take a sce­nario such as this to get this prob­lem ad­dressed? I hope not. I find it sad that given the qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion our so­ci­eties' fu­ture lead­ers in medicine, law, pol­i­tics and en­gi­neer­ing re­ceive at UWA, they are not taught civic re­spon­si­bil­ity.

How­ever, shouldn't that task have been the re­spon­si­bil­ity of their par­ents? Dave Tier­ney, City Beach.

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