Before we leave Maylands, let’s go back to The Peninsula Tavern proposal that had the hide to quote this blog. I took the time to have another look. The current Pen, shitty as it is, is still better than the current proposal. Dear councillors. Please reject the new plans. A tiny tavern that is a pimple on the arse of a Dan Murphys is not an improvement for the ratepayers of Maylands. The applicant needs to demonstrate not only that there wil be no ill effect, but that it will be positive to the community. This is obviously not up to that.
Let me reiterate. A token tavern that is a pimple on the arse of a massive Dan Murphys is not a positive move. It is a negative one. Losing the Swan Gold, the Cocoses and adding a new carpet would be a positive to the current tavern. A giant Dan Murphys and a cookie cutter tavern that seems smaller than the present one (!) is a negative. Note that the new plans have more fucking Cocoses. It is hard to escape the feeling that the tavern is pure tokenism. Does this really have the Maylands community in mind, or is it doing the least possible to get a liquor warehouse in here?
I hope that councillors will have a look at other developments by this company. Is Bull Creek one if them? Yikes. Ten retailers at 100sq meters each is a step forward. One giant Dan Murphys is a step backwards. Look at what Maylands is becoming. So much promise. This is not helping the development of the liquor and tourism industries. Swallow Bar is (aka Mad Kuntz). This is not. Lest we forget.