of corner blocks where so many streets are curvilinear.
Places of historical significance need to be protected; not houses alone but the community the houses are in. If City Beach and Floreat are among a small few remaining suburbs that are the best examples of an important international garden suburb design movement, should they not be protected?
This should be the starting point for any discussion by the council.
I note that a few years ago infill was also considered in Coolbinia. This push for allowing subdivision was defeated by the local community and the State Government MP. It is a precedent that should be considered in the case of infill in City Beach and Floreat.
I agree with other points in the debate at how Directions 2031 and the council’s plan for infill via manor houses are at odds, with Directions 2031 specific in stating infill should be targeted to areas with activity centres and commercial precincts. City Beach and Floreat are residential spaces, with significant historical value.