Melville shopping centre carpark a treeless disaster. Opinion

THE Melville shopping centre car park is completed and what a disaster, what a disappointment.

It is a concrete desert, a big bare, ugly concrete heat sink.

There was an opportunity here to make a real statement by adding trees, making the area functional and beautiful, something the local residents and shoppers at the centre would have really appreciated.

Instead they removed the trees that were there, which were always in demand for their shade, and replaced them with nothing: shame and brickbats for such a shortsighted project.

What happened to Melville council’s push to bring more trees into the area?

Who signed off on this planning disaster?