Respect the Area: Kelmscott

THE Kelmscott Clifton Street high-density proposal is clearly at odds with conservation and management strategies designed to protect the history of river and parkland precincts.

The area threatened by development is certain to affect adversely traffic flow and the safety of children and the elderly accessing schools, church, the hospice, parkland and Kelmscott’s commercial centre, which is already under stress from traffic, and access to shops, railway station and car parks.

It is true that the remaining open space has been neglected; however, this is no way suggests it should become a high-density area for people and cars.

We suggest that an alternative plan in keeping with respect for the wider Kelmscott environment be presented, with the focus on using the remaining open space to enhance and preserve our continued respect for the history, survival and safety of an important part of our WA heritage.

JOHN and MARY IVESON,

Kelmscott.