Major traffic chaos results from closing Riverside Drive

UNIQUE CITIZENS’ ENQUIRY REVEALS MAJOR TRAFFIC CHAOS TO RESULT FROM CLOSING RIVERSIDE DRIVE; CALLS FOR ELIZABETH QUAY SCHEME TO HALT AND BE REVISED

Ken Adam & Ralph Stanton launch the CityVision Review of Elizabeth Quay proposalKen Adam & Ralph Stanton launch the CityVision Review of Elizabeth Quay proposal

A major inquiry into Elizabeth Quay prepared by three prominent citizens: the Hon Robert Nicholson AO, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton AO and retired Associate Professor of Architecture David Standen AM, has found that the planning process was deeply flawed, and requires immediate, extensive review.

The enquiry, based on the views of invited experts, was commissioned by CityVision (www.cityvision.org.au) – a voluntary, non-party advocacy think-tank – after frustration at lack of transparency in the planning process. A major enquiry topic -“Traffic and Transport” – shows vital facts have been ignored, or are not available.

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Letter to the POST – WSA Established 30 June 2012

What will it take for our Premier Barnett, Planning Minister John Day, and Minister for Environment; Water Bill Marmion and the Liberal Government to respond to the growing wave of fear, anger and alienation across the western suburbs?

What will it take for them to acknowledge just how much we resent the erosion of our democratic rights and threats to our communities and built and natural environment?

Do they really feel they can go on treating us with utter contempt and making derogatory remarks about our ‘demographics’ and unwillingness to embrace change whenever we express our views?

Fourteen thousand of us signed petitions against the Cottesloe beachfront development and 11,000 regarding the Perth Waterfront Development and rerouting of Riverside Drive. The electors made 800 submissions against the five-storey Waratah Avenue Development in Dalkeith.  Subiaco has been overwhelmed with protests against high-rise developments. We have written to our public representatives. All to no avail. Continue reading