I see Brad in the paper again, photo opp anyone, something about cars and parking, I think? People call Barnett emperor seriously check out Brads pic hes just missing, The Gladius and his Galea, standing over the evil vanquished cars.
I find it hard to see how the Mayor of a city with such a poor report in the 202020 vision can be lecturing about the concrete in Perth when his council is and has approved parkland to be concreted over, while having the second worse record in WA . Not to mention the 100+ trees they approved to be cut down on one block in White Gum Valley, just recently.
So perhaps we should keep the trees we have, stop concreting and planning to concrete more parkland and work on getting Fremantle back on its feet instead trying to tell the rest of the state how do its business.
According to the ABS here is a excerpt from their last report. “The number of passenger vehicles per 1,000 population has also increased across all states and territories. Tasmania has experienced the largest number increase, from 554 per 1,000 in 2006 to 597 per 1,000 population in 2013. Western Australian experienced the smallest increase per 1,000 population (from 588 to 597 per 1,000 population).” Leaving Victoria, S.A. A.C.T. all worse than W.A. who is equal 4th with Tasmania
Passenger vehicles in Perth over 5 yrs had increased by 2.1% on the yearly average, while it was trucks and motor bikes that had doubled that figure in growth, neither using that much parking bay space.
It certainly doesn’t cost $30,000 for a car bay at your average Australian home, well not unless Brad has some new council car tax he hasn’t told us about? Last time i heard Brad referenced the cost of a parking bay it was $50,000 per bay quite a change, i wonder what it will be next time? Have a look at this you tube post, compare to what Brad was reported in the West to have said, its only a 40% discrepancy.
Then of course there is the common sense way to look at it, a nurse drives to work at a hospital, does his/her shift leaves, then the same car bay is used by the next shift, well if that happens 3 times a day we can divide his figures by 3 for all shift workers jobs just to start with. The questions in these figures are endless.
It really drives home the tag for my blog Don’t Drink The Coolaid, i.e. don’t believe everything you are told, otherwise bad things can happen, ask questions, think for your self, chat to mates, etc.
Roel, has a blog on it too, Freoview, check out the comments after his blog post, always interesting.