Former Subiaco Councillor | Certified Financial Planner | Western Australia Party Leader
10 June 2018
by Stephanie Hayward
I will say straight away I am devastated by the proposal of high density in Daglish, even though I supported the Metronet in principal. All suburbs are different and should not have a ‘blanket ruling’ thrust upon them, just to supposedly cover the costs of building this Metronet. Please get the planners to ‘walk’ these areas!
My principal objection is the destruction of Daglish’s heritage, the first garden suburb built in WA and one of the earliest in Australia, family homes and the tree canopy that goes with them. I believe there is already an assessment report in progress for the National Trust due to Daglish’s uniqueness.
Why are we not looking at ‘wasted’ areas, an example being building over the railway line to the east of the West Leederville Station? If it can be done in Perth, the carpark over Perth station, why can’t it be done here? I have attached, with permission, the work Mr Don Newman has done to support this.
I agree with the late Mr Lutton that many mistakes are made by not using common sense and not listening to communities. https://www.foreground.com.au/planning/retrofit-cities-a-better-way
The Garden City Movement is a method of urban planning initiated in 1898 by Sir Ebenezer Howard in England. Garden cities were in response to the need for improvement in the quality of urban life, which had become marred by overcrowding and congestion due to uncontrolled growth since the Industrial Revolution.