The much maligned Richarbl, scion of conservative thought, (I’ve never written scion before, so I thought ‘d throw it in,) was seemingly the only one to notice the vibrancy based Future Perthing on page 56 of yesterday’s West (21/10/09). Richarbl writes…
I refer to the article in todays West P56 which outlines a vision for Barrack St to become a “vibrant arty boulevard”.
Government Architect, Steve Woodland goes on to say, ” It is likely to adorned with major artworks and sculptures, making it a grand walk with a mix of culture and history. That would transform it from being a pretty sad street at the moment into something which is a really fascinating and interesting journey”
I have heard similar claims from other visionaries such as the Wodonga City Council and here is the result. Surprisingly it is still known as Stanley St but locally it is referred to…. and with more than a nod to the mostly female contingent that approved it…. An Exhibition of Pubic Hair.
Thanks Richarbl. I thought the ideas for Barrack Street sounded great, but as we have seen before (ie Subiaco) the gap between good ideas and what gets done in Perth is large. Whatever the good intentions, we all know that Barrack Street will end up with a march of The Wa-Wa’s as has been foisted on Wodonga.