The State Government has released their latest concept plans for the Perth Waterfront. This is the latest pared down plan, creating an inlet near the Convention Centre and rerouting Riverside Drive around the new development. That kitsch swan shaped island is no longer, but there’s still a little island park near the entrance for all those island -lovers.
Looks like the Planning Department got ARM back to do the planning – whats wrong with getting some WA architects to have their input? Personally not a fan of DnA’s idea, but hey I’m sure WA designers could come up with some good concepts for the waterfront, as we know the area and the benefits of our fantastic Swan River landscape. Although talking to some of the ‘elders’ at work, apparently all these concept plan ideas for the Waterfront have been going on for years.
The Planning WA site has great information and pictures on the development. Is it one of those things that at least we’re doing SOMETHING so shouldn’t we be happy? I’m still not convinced about the small size and the location, but at least its a start i suppose – if only they would actually start it! There’s no costings yet, but i think we are due to get more info in the first part of next year. Although considering the government can’t afford a new stadium, or better hospital/medical developments, or police,teacher, nurse pay increases…we’ll see! What do you think?