Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Huge rally to save Perth foreshore

 A rally to oppose the Barnett government's plans to redevelop the Perth city foreshore attracted around 1000 people on February 26.

The government plan would involve flooding the Esplanade and building significant high rise developments on the new water's edge.

Issues taken up at the rally include that: there was no public consultation about the plan before it was presented; the plan involves cutting Riverside Drive leaving only one east-west thoroughfare through the city; and the heritage value of the Esplanade.

The video below is an interview with UWA history professor Jenny Gregory about the heritage aspects of the Esplanade based on her talk to the rally.