CHANGE BRINGS OP­POR­TU­NI­TIES

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Westernopinion - Jon Bas­sett - re­porter

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.

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