Kalamunda “Still Baffled”…

…as ugly continues to go all the way to the bone. From Echo Kalamunda News, 11 Oct 2014.echo

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69 Responses to Kalamunda “Still Baffled”…

  1. Plonka says:

    I prefer inorganic coffee, coz I refuse to go with the trend……….. I am fucking sick of hearing “organic” this and that. If it is made from carbon compounds it is organic, this means that coal, petrol and diamonds are also organic. Plastic bags are organic. Ebola is probably organic (not sure, are viruses made of carbon molecules? More than likely!) “oh, it’s so cool coz its organic”! Go stick a plastic bag on your head and fill it with diesel fumes! Totes organic.


  2. Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

    As John Day continues to fvck over Subiaco with inappropriately scaled developments, he is the perfect guy for Kalamunda. A couple of 16 storey tilt-ups should get the place humming again.


  3. rottobloggo says:

    Ms Hardy’s words sound familiar…


  4. Rong1 says:

    I thought Kalamunda was earmarked to become Australia’s radio-active waste repository.


  5. thepinno says:

    Christmas will be upon us soon and once again & Kalamunda will be dowdy & devoid of festival spirit. Lights in the trees gone, Mason the only decent window display gone. Perhaps & hopefully things will change


  6. Orbea says:

    “We do not know how we got here. We do not know how to correct it. $1.5m to hide a few power lines. Let’s look busy” -scratches head-


  7. Scanners says:

    I can’t believe how seemingly deluded people like Caroline Babbage are. Your initial blog was clearly about the architecture of Kalamunda’s town centre, and here she is banging on about “community spirit”. Then we have Rhonda Hardy mentioning Kalamunda’s “beautiful surrounds”. They’ve both missed the point. Both of them should go back, read the initial blog again, and actually take it in.


    • vegan says:

      i have a friend who lives in the hills (actually, i have many). she posted a link to one of the stories, saying that the worst was just being mean and she loved living there.



      • skink says:

        FFS – they couldn’t even crop the photo so that the people are standing upright. There’s lines on the wall behind to help you, for the love of God.

        ‘some of the buildings are less inspiring than others…not to the liking of people today…misfits and disconnects…mistakes of the past.’

        they seem to be agreeing with you that it’s a shithole.


  8. mancey says:

    Says it’s what’s inside that counts….then talks about beautiful surrounds.

    PS flabbergasted is a very much underused word in our current times


  9. skink says:

    I spotted a typo. shouldn’t this read:
    ‘families descend on the mall for quality-free entertainment..’ ?


  10. you'll get wet says:

    Not harsh enough on Kala. Start with the people. It’s the whitest, oldest place in Perth if you exclude nursing homes. Full of Poms, nothing changed since the Calabrians moved in. Multicultural Australia just hasn’t made it there. Let the Poms have it and keep them in with a fence.


  11. you'll get wet says:

    Ok mea maxima culpa Kala’s not the most Pom, but it still looks the whitest and greyest. The odd Asian diner doesn’t count as diversity nor token African selling meatballs in the Kala markets once a moon. The place has a diversity problem much of Perth no longer has. It gets an African doctor and tongues wag we’ll all be rooned. Best thing that could happen would be to find gold, turn it into a superpit with mobs of Filipina wives and prams. John Day? Wouldn’t hold my breath for improvements to town centre. 30 years and the guy can’t even arrange for a coupla bus extensions after 5pm.


  12. Bandicoot555 says:

    ” … Kalamunda has an eclectic range of architecture” and “… the 1970s architecture … was contemporary in its day and has its own charm”. Is Ms Babbage a real person or a fantasy character?

    Yes, let’s spend $1.5M putting power underground in one of the few areas of the Shire where powerlines clashing with trees present no bushfire risk, because there’s so few trees – we cut down some beautiful big trees on Railway Road so that we could build a “Cultural” centre with the toilet blocks facing the unlucky residents opposite.

    Ah, but the English rose gardens are in full bloom …


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