Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

OP­TUS Sta­dium means the end for fam­i­lies in the park.

The first sports event at Op­tus sta­dium brought with it a com­plete clo­sure of roads and carparks around Crown Re­sort and Bur­swood Park.

A beau­ti­ful Sun­day af­ter­noon would usu­ally draw thou­sands of peo­ple to en­joy the river, gar­dens, parks and bar­be­cue.

The en­tire Bur­swood park area was de­serted, with a to­tal of maybe 100 peo­ple pre­sent, be­cause there is nowhere to park any­more: all roads are closed and many carparks have been taken over by Transperth who had (con­ser­va­tively) over 200 busses parked there, many with en­gines run­ning.

Yet we saw buses leave for the city around 7.10pm with barely six peo­ple on board.

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