Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

THE pedes­trian-friendly public space el­e­ment of the new devel­op­ment at the Pav­il­ion Mar­kets site will bring some fes­ti­val at­mos­phere back to Subiaco. Leed­erville will soon come to life with go-go dancers, Mt Law­ley bulges at the seams for the an­nual Beau­fort Street Fes­ti­val and Clare­mont shuts Bay View Ter­race to cre­ate some fes­tive buzz each year. How­ever, Subiaco has been de­void of a size­able fes­ti­val since its an­nual Christ­mas party was canned. The space will cre­ate op­por­tu­ni­ties to bring Subiaco to life with­out hav­ing to close main streets, even if it is just once a year. Done right, peo­ple who fre­quent the fes­ti­vals of Leed­erville, Mt Law­ley and Clare­mont might even ven­ture down the train line to see what Subiaco of­fers. De­bate about the height of the con­tro­ver­sial devel­op­ment has to end. The de­ci­sion has been made. Ev­ery­one – lo­cals and neigh­bours – needs to find some­thing good about this new ven­ture to fo­cus on now.

Denise S. Cahill - Edi­tor

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