Coun­cil’s high- rise pol­icy will de­stroy our beach­front

Southern Telegraph - - OPINION -

While I sym­pa­thise with your reader’s let­ter ( 23/ 1) com­plain­ing about the Rock­ing­ham coun­cil look­ing to al­low 12- storey build­ings along the beach­front, I have to say that horse has well and truly bolted.

The flood­gates were thrown open when they al­lowed the first of the block of flats to be built some years back. This coun­cil has been hell- bent on ruin­ing what’s left ever since.

What was once a unique piece of an early West Aus­tralian beach­front could quite eas­ily have been re­stored in­stead of be­ing bull­dozed to make way for those ugly lumps of con­crete.

And they haven’t fin­ished yet; wait til you see the new ma­rina. There goes the beach.

It’ll be in­ter­est­ing to see who ends up own­ing any of these high- rise flats. Nigel Youens Hill­man

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