Bayswater Deserves Basso

Lot of competing Bayswater FB groups at the moment. Basically in response to Bassendean and Maylands residents snickering into their pinxtos in their pubs and small bars as Baysie continues to be a shithole with a cheese shop and (now) TBSP. The Bayswater Deserves What it Gets (I think it’s called) group, which recently organised a delegation with a high crackpot percentage to try and force the council to restrict development to 3 stories – which, as one commentator has put it, would ensure that Rub & Tugs and Cartridge World have low rent premises for decades to come. For once, council venality should turn out as an advantage as it assumed that the Save Every Cocos brigade will be fobbed off with some discount cartridges and off peak happy endings vouchers. It’s hard to see what they are trying to preserve. King William Street has nothing. There is no building there that would be missed if it were gone. There is no heritage to preserve. There’s free wifi in a spot where nobody has any reason to go. With great transport to get you to the place. And nothing there when you get there. Jesus if Basso is laughing at Bayswater, then there’s a problem. You’d think Basso would have trouble feeling superior with their Rolf Harris baggage. But no. And that’s scary. Photo by James N.bwcubwprotest


About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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39 Responses to Bayswater Deserves Basso

  1. Zuben says:

    Would it be so much better if it were redeveloped to look like Shenzhen ?


  2. rottobloggo says:

    They did have a nice fish and chippery – is it still there?


  3. Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

    Keep Baysie Low – it has worked for Cottesloe for the last 30 years.

    I hear John Hammond is trying to heritage list the Indiana Tea Room dunnies and is collecting oral histories of peoples favourite skid marks.


  4. Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

    Rub’n’tug customers are very price sensitive. So I am told.


  5. GivDBird says:

    but spats and venetians c’mon


  6. Ggirt says:

    Lived in Bayswater for years. Got sick of bizarro smugness that had crept into the habitués of that perpetually nondescript suburb. Packed it in, moved to the coast. Best move ever.

    Happened to be over that way recently and did a drive by. Still crapsville. Get out while you still can. Non river side of Maylands is a pox too. Who would pay $500-600k for those unit developments next to the rail line. And ffs the dreariest shopping strip the other side of the tracks.


  7. orbea says:

    would like to embiggen the Baysie VW Bug image to read the text – what does it say?


  8. Slanderer says:

    There’s a difference between Basso and Baysie?


  9. Zuben says:

    Hasn t the minister for planning and infrastructure already seen to it that this car was blown up ?


  10. Shreiking Wombat Ninja says:

    Christ. You’ve never heard of paragraphs?


  11. El Guisto says:

    I’m deeply concerned about this…Friday last I did my usual round of about Nine rnt’s….I thus had the chance to speak with many of the ladies who would be unduly inconvenienced, having to drive across town to a new place of employ.
    “tza raht bleedin shame, swhat is, avin t bleedin moov n all”
    exclaimed my last fair maidan of the flexible fingers….or at least that’s what I think she said. She was trying to put her false teeth back in with one hand and adjust her curlers with the other at the time so I couldn’t be sure.


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