CONFUSION is sure to reign with the state’s decision to award Lend Lease its latest CBD land development. The project is called Waterbank (pictured), which is part of the Riverside precinct being reworked in East Perth looking across to Burswood.
In The Note’s humble opinion there is a high degree of similarity between that and Premier Colin Barnett’s pet Waterfront project on Perth Water.
Before everyone gets it wrong, can’t we revert to the original Foreshore moniker for the project between Barrack Square and the Narrows Bridge?
Don’t eat the wildlife
WELL-TRAVELLED and diplomatically inclined as The Note is, our radar is highly attuned to cultural differences that occur across global industries, none more so than mining.
Take for instance a memo we received purporting to come from Barrick Gold’s Buzwagi Gold Mine in Tanzania containing a safety warning about grasshopper harvesting.
“This is another season when SENENE – Grasshoppers are in our environment,” states the memo attributed to the site’s medical supervisor.
“We well know that this is a delicacy to some people, but we have to be cautious because of the following reasons.
1) From the health point of view, our environment has different chemicals on the ground – like process plant etc. these grasshoppers do settle anywhere they like, thus they might pick up chemicals and when you eat them, you may endanger your life.
2) You all remember very well last year people ate senene; started having abdominal pains and diarrhea, and the blame was put on the food we eat in our messes.
3) We should not forget that the time you use to catch senene is the company time therefore it is not proper to do so.
“We request everybody to abide by the above warning so that we remain healthy and productive.”
That is one thing that doesn’t need to be covered in Pilbara inductions – but we’ll bet it is familiar to one or two jetsetting miners in West Perth.