HAVING read the minutes of the Peel Joint Development Assessment Panel’s (PJDAP) meeting held on April 28 regarding the proposed development at Manilya Parkway, Greenfields, there is no mention of a filling station that formed part of the original submission.
One can only assume at this time a filling station will not be part of the development.
Sadly, the green light for the development to proceed has been given, but I noticed from the minutes that only one DAP-appointed local government member was in attendance, with another tendering his apology for non-attendance.
On occasions when the appointed member is unable to attend, there are two alternative appointed local members, one of whom can replace the non-attendee.
It is most disappointing the City of Mandurah could only muster one appointed representative to attend the meeting.
I also find it very hard to understand there are people out there who wish to put a 24-hour McDonald’s fast food outlet and a bottle shop between two schools and opposite a large medical centre.
As for the proposed medical centre, is it needed?
I trust that the residents of Riverside/Greenfields will not give up their fight, but I am afraid that, in this day and age, the dollar seems to come before people’s feelings.