Lighted signs on West Coast Drive are visual pollution

The illuminated sign at the intersection of Scarborough Beach and Huntriss roads in Scarborough. Photo: Richard Curry
The illuminated sign at the intersection of Scarborough Beach and Huntriss roads in Scarborough. Photo: Richard Curry

DRIVING southwest along West coast Highway from traffic lights at Karrinyup Road and upon reaching the crest of the hill, you can view the panorama west of the Indian Ocean in the distance to Rottnest and around to Fremantle and the northeast end of Scarborough beach.

However reaching mid-point where West Coast Drive runs parallel with West Coast Highway, you view the first one of these illuminated signs near the edge of the road.

It is nothing but visual pollution.

Driving further you encounter another one on the corner of Pearl Parade and West Coast Highway the same type.

How could the residents put up with this illumination at night?

Both are ugly in their design and will be an eyesore for years as they deteriorate.

Why do we need them?

Is it possible the City of Stirling could stick to rates, roads and rubbish and give away this entrepreneur type of conduct.

After all $100 million plus has been spent to try and make Scarborough Beach more attractive for tourist.

These type of infrastructure are not wanted on public property.