My god what a crock, our Mayor Brad Pettitts while on his rate payer funded junket is singing the praises of a suburb in Freiburg on their 30% green area or perhaps called open public space. Where he runs down Perth for only having a 10% requirement.
Would this be the same Mayor who drove the Kim Beazley higher density while not even applying the Perth’s petty 10% open public space for the new development, allowing existing public space to be used to fill the requirement.
Could this be the same Mayor who drove the issue for R160 for Burt St with no requirements for open public space to be included in the new development. With councillors pointing out as the issue was raised well we do have nearby school sporting fields.
I know as I have asked these questions myself in various public forums about the lack of council requirements for additional public space in new developments.
Would this be the same mayor speaking of European green space who has actively made Fremantle’s green spaces worse with concreting over parkland with more concrete in the pipeline. The mayor who received the rating in having the city with second worse hard surface covering in Australia and its getting worse if you see the plans for South Beach and worse the Master plan which will see more hard surfaces added to the Esplanade. Even a proposed road.
The Mayor who approved a plan which led to the cutting down of over 100+ mature trees on the Kim Beazley site going against the wishes of over 170 written submissions not to approve this destruction of a suburbs tree canopy?
So now we should be in awe because Brad flies to europe at our expense to tell us something his community has been telling him for years, but now the Germans are going it, its all cool right?
What a crock.
Even worse we see across the suburbs in Perth an additional 600ha of ovals and sporting fields to allow for increase in the population density, I wonder where in the world we had to fly to find that was a good idea. Well that’s not the worse part that’s all good, the bad part is it seems for Fremantle’s increase in population density we are getting bugger all of that additional lovely open green public space, sporting fields or ovals?
A few links below to similar issues and councils hypocrisy, where they seem to say one thing but but another way