SOB (Save Our Bridge), SOP (Save Our Port), and SOQ (Save Our Victoria Quay)

Fremantle Society Meets Dr David Honey

Just 3 days after an astonishing election rout by Labor, one of only two surviving lower house Liberal politicians, Dr David Honey, met with the Fremantle Society to discuss issues in his electorate such as the proposed new traffic and rail bridges.

The Fremantle Society is keen to save the heritage listed traffic bridge, keep the port in Fremantle, and get high quality maritime related development of Victoria Quay (SOB, SOP, and SOQ).

Unlike the local member on the other side of the river, Simone McGurk, who will not meet with the Fremantle Society, doesn't answer correspondence, and derides those who have spent 20 years working positively to improve Fremantle, as "a small minority who want things to stay the same", Dr Honey listens, learns, and acts. He just needs to be in power.

Given the mandate given to the Labor government, the 'development at all costs' bias of media like The West Australian, and lack of pushback from the community, the next few years are going to see more dumb ideas like film studios with 40 metre towers on Victoria Quay and unsustainable developments benefiting developers but not communities.

The danger is so real and the links between government and developers so close it has already been dubbed WA Inc Mark II

Time for members to write a letter to the Editor (Post or Herald).

John Dowson
The Fremantle Society


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