Libs encourage $10bn Freo island plan

The Liberal Party today offered qualified support for an ambitious $10 billion development project at Fremantle's North Quay.


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Simon O'Brien has said he will make a judgement with regards to social, environmental and engineering concerns. What will this judgement be based upon? The paid testimony of so called "sustainability experts" who are bought along to provide a greenwashing service? The question is, will it be revealed whether or not such commentators, in paticular so-called "independent" commentators (e.g. a certain well known "sustainablility and city policy" academic), have been paid any money via consultancy fees to offer support for this project? Transparecy in this regard is vital. Any payment of money by the developers to such "expert" comentators should be revealed to the public.

By "concerned Citizen's" standards, only those who offer free advice should be listened to - unless they agree with his assessment of course. What bunkum! Genuinely professional consultants have more to gain by honest INFORMED professional assessments than they would gain by "selling" their expertise to achieve a client's desired outcome. That would lead to a very short term career. I suggest more examination of fact and less blind prejudice from people who simply disagree with the idea.

East Perth
I fully support the comments from Simon O'Brien. Bold plans for Perth are necessary to advance the liveability of the city. History shows projects that allow more people to enjoy the waterfront are successful commercially well into the future and add to the diversity needed for a city to be a pleasant place to live. I can recall people standing in front of buldozers in Hillary's boat harbour, objections to the Maylands claypits, objections to the Dawesville cut, Mandurah canals, Fremantle boat harbour. All these projects are fantastic additions to the livability of Perth & surrounds. Great to see the private developers having a go. The Govt can watch the speed the projects can develop without worrying about Govt budgets in the future. Sand drift and other maintanance items can be addressed in rates specific to the project.

What a fantastic concept. Very much in keeping with the relaxed lifestyle and environment of Perth. Far better than that glitzy space-age misplaced and misguided development proposed by the State government for the Perth foreshore.

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