It is obvious that we can’t get a better plan for Elizabeth Quay. The government simply will not listen and our professional planning and architectural bodies just don’t seem able to see the extensive problems so obvious to others. Its story needs to be told in order to stop similar developments and hopefully those involved will be shamed into accepting that they should not allow this type of circumstance to occur again in our city. Perth deserves much better!
I have written this story for an international and national readership and have sent it to various worldwide contacts who have agreed to place it on their webs sites. People outside Western Australia will, I feel sure, be shocked by the insensitivity of this development and our government.
We should be proud that we tried so hard to get this government to listen to reason and develop a better plan – we will be able to tell our grandchildren that we did try.
Dr Linley Lutton (December, 2013)