City plan to be released

IN MAY, the WA Government will release its plan for the next twenty years of development in Perth.

High on Lord Mayor Peter Nattrass’ wish list is an increase in inner city living.

Dr Nattrass said the more people the city had, the more vibrant it would be.

Perth has been accused of being a city that shuts its doors at 5:00pm.

Dr Nattrass also hopes to see greater enhancement of the Swan River foreshore.

“We need increased focus of attention on enhancing the use of that area,” Dr Nattrass said.

“The two areas of focus for us are Point Fraser and the area of foreshore immediately to the west of the belltower site.

“We’re looking at anything that will bring people to the water’s edge.

“An attempt will also be made to create some sort of water feature such as the one on South Bank in Brisbane.”

However, if the WA Government decides to put Perth’s proposed

dedicated convention and exhibition centre on the busport site, this could force the PCC to change its approach.

Dr Nattrass said, in twenty years’ time, the PCC would also like to see the sinking of the Perth to Fremantle railway line.

The PCC is pushing for the convention centre to be put on the Wellington Street site to the west of the Perth Entertainment Centre.

It is believed that building the centre there could accelerate moves to have the railway line sunk.

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