The Perth Waterfront is once again gaining attention. The City Gatekeepers’ protest group has been formed to try and get the government to rethink the scale of the development and to incorporate the heritage elements associated with the Esplanade, one of Perth’s oldest recreation sites and a State heritage registered site. The West is running an on-line poll: http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/cloud/polls/popup/b81d568d-2bda-3283-83ee-291eb950220f/
A protest rally and march will occur at the Esplanade at 11am on 26 February, and a petition will be presented to Parliament in March.
The City Gatekeepers have developed a petition and asked that we circulate this to our members who are also asked to circulate as widely as possible. The Petition must be returned to Linley Lutton, PO Box 5769, St Georges Terrace Perth 6831. This petition must not be altered and only original signatures are permitted. Faxed copies of signatures cannot be accepted. Petition+standard+form
The City Gatekeepers website is: http://www.citygatekeepers.com.au/
The History Council is also concerned that the Waterfront development will destroy the Esplanade, and that the processes required for consideration of a heritage site have not been fully implemented. We have drafted a Media Release outlining our arguments. 12.01.17 Perth Waterfront – Press Release