Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - Jon Bassett Re­porter

MOS­MAN Park Coun­cil needs to be clear for what pur­pose a Mos­man Park Beach pool would serve.

Is it to add to the re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion of nearby Buck­land Hill and as­sist the lobby to link the Swan River with the coast by bush park?

Will it be just a safe place to swim for se­niors, the dis­abled and chil­dren, or will de­vel­op­ers’ in­ter­est in nearby land lift?

Sure, the cliff above the beach is ar­ti­fi­cial, be­ing built from waste in the past, and a pool would not de­stroy any dunes.

But the site has its share of projects that never were or did not reach their full po­ten­tial, in­clud­ing nearby Mccall Cen­tre re­de­vel­op­ment, a long­pro­posed cafe and the ar­ti­fi­cial surf­ing reef.

The coun­cil needs to think long and hard be­fore it could add an ocean pool to that list, be­cause to fail could damn in the pub­lic and State Gov­ern­ment’s eyes a project that de­serves to suc­ceed some­where in the western sub­urbs.

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