Pro­tect­ing de­sign is start­ing point for dis­cus­sion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

I BE­LIVE there is some­thing miss­ing from the de­bate about chang­ing the den­sity of City Beach and Floreat and add my thoughts.

I have heard many peo­ple say there is “some­thing spe­cial” about the lo­cal com­mu­nity, a point I agree with in many ways. The na­tional and in­ter­na­tional im­por­tance of the his­tory of the plan­ning of th­ese two sub­urbs has been lost to an ex­tent in the de­bate.

The plan­ning with the Land En­dow­ment Act of 1925 has re­sulted in two of the best ex­am­ples of gar­den sub­urbs still to be seen in Australia. The gar­den sub­urbs de­sign was popular in in­ter­na­tional cir­cles in the UK, Canada, Amer­ica and Australia. Many other gar­den sub­urbs de­signed in the 1920s have been al­tered per­ma­nently, some through changes from coun­cil, some from in­fill and some from al­low­ing the in­ter­nal green spa­ces to be al­tered.

My great-grand­fa­ther, Carl Klem, was a town plan­ner who de­signed City Beach and Floreat Park, as well as other Perth sub­urbs such as Dalkeith, Cool­binia, Menora and Lath­lain.

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