Saturday, May 05, 2007

Westfield development in Geelong

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Despite many protests, the bulldozers are in pulling down buildings and preparing to 'upgrade' the supermarket and shops both sides of Yarra Street in downtown Geelong. The artist's view of the glass bridge may look enticing but it's not what many people want. We like our view of sea and sky! My two minute sketch doesn't do it justice but it's a nice clean look which will be spoilt by the greed of capitalists and the shareholders wanting more and more dividends with their plans for 'development'. Hey, what's wrong with shopping strips and family businesses? The Geelong Council caved into 'development' and there's only one teeny problem left - who owns the air above the street where there will be pylons to hold up the glass cage?
While they change to look of this part of the city, there will be no supermarket in central Geelong for six months. Okay, we will shop elsewhere, particularly in our own suburbs and perhaps never go back!

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Blogger Penny said...

Shame, it is hapening here too, mega super shopping area in an innapropriate place, they even plan new cinemas and we have a lovely art deco one that has 2 cinema areas and for most of the year is half empty.

11:54 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

A few years ago I didn't think about supermarkets, just went to a convenient one but now I think twice about going to mega-shopping centres. When I was younger I voted Liberal thinking it was about small businesses and farmers and having a go, but now I don't think Liberal is about that at all! A small dose of capitalism is okay, but it's on a grandiose scale these days with the paper-shuffling CEOs getting more than a million a year while farmers who produce the food, milk etc get zilch!

6:37 PM  
Anonymous anna said...

i think that it is a good idea for them to make this westfeild development but they should also listen to the people who are protesting and try and make an agreement with them

5:18 PM  

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