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New Perth waterfront plans released

The state government has today released concept plans for the development of Perth's waterfront as Premier Colin Barnett reiterates work on the scaled back plans is expected to start in 18 months.

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Perth
Haven\'t we heard this before?

Perth
Please, please, anything rather than nothing. Whatever is done has to be an improvement over the previous lack of action and never ending discussion.

Bunbury
I hope they don't ruin the lovely aspect in Perth that so many cities around the world have lost. That is in Perth you have an aspect of the water from the city over park lands to the water edge. Southbank and Darling Harbour are both concrete water edges. Leave the parks border the water, it a very special part of our Perth

port hedland
Looks like another bourgeois project that will primarily benefit the elite ... why not put the money into Rockingham or Midland or Bunbury?

Pemberton
Please advise what it will look like when the tide comes in during global warming and the ocean rises?

Australia
Let's hope that this time the govt. is true to their word. Previously, we saw the Old Swan Brewery site re-developed with none of their promises being kept. This was especially true for the Aboriginal Cultural Centre, which never happened and was forgotten about. The same thing happened with the Convention Centre - we were promised an iconic, Perth land mark and instead we've ended up with a giant shed that doesn't even take advantage of its beautiful river location. Let's really think about what we want for now and future generations and ensure that the development has scope for other opportunities that will present themselves in years to come. This needs to be a long term strategy that will grow with our wonderful city.

Perth
Good to see that the rail line between Perth and Northbridge is going to be sunk as part of the development. That is an absolute must for the city to become anything more than a ghost town outside of business hours.

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