It’s interesting to read this article almost five years after …

Comment on Cars in Todd Mall again? by Michael Dean.

It’s interesting to read this article almost five years after it was posted, read the grandiose plans envisaged, and then look at the reality of what we have had delivered to us.
You could very easily argue the opening up of the Northern end of the mall has accomplished nothing tangible. We have three carparks outside the pharmacy and bank, a bus drop off point that I have yet to see a bus in, and now with Westpac gone there is even less reason to go up that end.
Who were the geniuses that said this would invigorate the mall?

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The millions and the misery
Amazing … $32m budget and $28m in salaries. They know who to look after, don’t they.

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Okay. So we have had the report, now time for some action.
Endless reports without any action on the findings is pointless.

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I see in today’s “Perth Now” website / paper that the Western Australian Government has done a deal with Qantas to entice more people to go to Broome than Bali.
Airfares have been reduced for a few days a week to make it more affordable to go to Broome.
Be nice if our own elected government would think outside the box a little bit and learn from other jurisdictions.

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We keep hearing about how much it will cost to build, but does that include the artwork that needs to be on display? Has that been purchased yet? And how much is it expected to cost to run this thing per year? A lot of unanswered questions but nice artist impressions in the advocate, paid by the taxpayer of course.

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I think at this point anything would be worth a go, but I would definitely love to see some of the Aboriginal corporations have a say and get on board if a suitable model was agreed upon.

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