CHANGE BRINGS OPPORTUNITIES
SOME mild change has to happen to Curtin Avenue in Cottesloe. Congestion leaves truckies wondering if they will squash cyclists at the Eric Street intersection, and commuters bank up over the rail lines at Victoria Street station. Residents and planners are between a rock and hard place because any remodelling of the route is blocked by the Cottesloe electricity substation. However, it could also open up some land for mediumdensity living near public transport that is the future, solve the most dire safety issues, and be an opportunity to develop some world-class, appropriate design befitting a leading suburb. Cottesloe is not an island, and it is sandwiched between growing populations that will increasingly travel through the town between growing southern and northern coastal suburbs.