Oh, for a bit of peace and quiet

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

AS I sat writ­ing this let­ter, it was 9.50pm on a Satur­day night.

I ar­rived home at 5pm af­ter two busy days of Christ­mas mar­kets and, like many peo­ple, I'm sure, in my neigh­bour­hood, I just wanted some peace and quiet.

Oh, to be so lucky – there has been loud, thump­ing mu­sic play­ing non-stop for the past seven hours and, ac­cord­ing to my hus­band, most of the day.

It was only a few weeks ago we had the Mon­ster Jam too.

So, here’s the thing – I drove down Hay Street, Su­bi­aco, yes­ter­day to find a she­moz­zle go­ing on with up­grad­ing of wa­ter pipes and half of the street shut down.

This is af­ter watch­ing Su­bi­aco shop own­ers slowly shut their doors over the past three years be­cause they sim­ply can­not af­ford to pay the ridicu­lous rents the greedy landlords are ask­ing.

One surely doesn't have to be that smart to say “Wake up, Su­bi­aco”.

Stop sell­ing your­selves out for loud, ob­nox­ious noise and con­cert money with­out any re­gard for lo­cal res­i­dents, and fo­cus on bring­ing your shop­ping and restau­rant precinct back to life. Shame on you.

Julie Ram­say, Su­bi­aco.

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