I’ve posted previously on the Canning Bridge Precinct Plan here and here. Apparently there is a part of the development that has not been given a height limit. Now there is a whole lot of great images put out by interested parties showing how the development could look with extreme high rise developments – there was a great one in my local paper last week but i can’t find a copy of it on the net. Shame, as its a great bit of anti-development propaganda. Of course, it was always going to be an issue once the Raffles was approved that it did stick out, so would need some more high rise around it. Some of the land in that area is really not looking too flash, so could really do with some improvement. I think the challenge here is to create some attractive, functional, interesting high rise residential in Perth. Get Ken Yeang over to teach us something about climate-responsive high density residential! The problem in Perth is so much of the high rise development so far has been ‘same-same’ boxes, so of course people don’t want to keep seeing these churned out. Give Perth-ites an opportunity for some creative options and I think people would take to them. Because eventually we’re going to have to – Perth can’t sprawl for ever!