Dropped in on Scarborough to check on its interminable beach upgrade. I’m glad they have managed to keep the coherent brutal shabbiness that the local Scabwegians and visitors love so much. Even while “upgrading”. I hope this doesn’t push up the price of homebake heroin. They’ve also completely unpredictably gone with a safe and ultra boring (Tony Jones?) bronze. Don’t worry, even after the upgrade, I’m sure it will still be just as unpleasant to visit as always.
And is it really the beach that was the problem? The whole suburb, every street, every shop, every building is awful. Here’s the Indy Bar (thanks Cimbali). This is the front of the place. Lattice, bins and potholes. Adding in a bronze or a limestone wall isn’t addressing the problem. It’s like Bayswater going on about sinking the railway and walkability. Catchwords and getting consultants in isn’t going to help if your suburb is an essential craphole. Which Scarborough is. Which Bayswater is. which Kalamunda is.