Admission startling

SO Sid Breeden has now enlightened all of us about the ‘big plans’ that he has confirmed in his letter in the December 3 edition headlined ‘Accept the facts’ may never happen because the City of Stirling revoked these so-called big plans for Doubleview in 2011.

Therefore, in a startling admission, he has now contradicted the position of his local MP Liza Harvey who was recently in a report and photograph headlined ‘Big plans brewing for Doubleview?’.

If Sid Breeden had attended the Stirling City Alliance meetings from 2008, initially in Scarborough and then Herdsman, like I did, then he wouldn’t have to read the local papers to know that the City and the Alliance are desperately seeking funds for infrastructure development, including light rail in Innaloo and Osborne Park.

Having attended council meetings since 2007 and written many submissions, including to the Stirling City Alliance in 2008 and 2011, the Local Area Plan for Wembley Downs, Churchlands and Woodlands in 2012, and attending many community meetings from Carine to Claremont, for him to say that I don’t know the facts is pretty arrogant.

For his information, most people and their dogs know that the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and the City have combined to develop the Scarborough beachfront with $60m of present funding.

I campaigned for local government in Doubleview ward against a sitting councillor and earlier in the State election in March in the Churchlands electorate, in an intense 10-month campaign.

Therefore, it is pretty disrespectful for Sid to say that ‘Mr Monks seems oblivious to what is happening around the place contributing to why he lost the last Doubleview ward election’.

Sid and Liza, please tell us readers something we don’t know.

Wayne Monks, Wembley Downs