Merger unbalanced

Therefore, I do wonder if our State Government has shares in the far northern suburbs. Wanneroo and Joondalup stay the same, along with all the funding that goes that way for the ever-extending freeway and railway that then entice the developers to continue with more housing, commercial and industrial developments, so continuing the never-ending cycle.

Well, good on them.

If the Armadale rail line was ever extended to Serpentine and beyond with some updated stations so that we could travel on new carriages instead of always the old ones; plus highways extended, dual carriageways, maybe even flyover bridges, built for main roads throughout the City of Armadale and Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, then we might earlier have had the developers down through this beautiful area.

Consequently, it would be built up more to the Government’s liking and it would have left us alone.

After all, you just have to look at the maps to see the large volume of area the City of Armadale and the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale already have to care for.

Armadale is a developing city within a city and the shire is a beautiful rural area; both are very different in their own way. They should have the right to stay separate, just as Wanneroo and Joondalup have.

I have lived in the City of Armadale for 23 years; very slowly saw it struggle to create its own growth and development and I thought we were getting there.

However, I now wonder whether we will go right back to being a large area without the infrastructure that Wanneroo and Joondalup has.

In that case, will the developers still come as they have started to do or will they return to the northern suburbs and this area reverts to country?

I suppose that’s what happens when our democratic society starts changing and it becomes more of a dictatorship from the powers-that-be.