Enterprise growth has not all the time been seen as pure match for the Greens WA, a lot to the chagrin of occasion member and Fremantle mayor Brad Pettitt.
Dr Pettitt, who has served as the town’s mayor for greater than a decade, mentioned the Greens’ dedication to density, transit, and concrete growth was extra bold than that of the key events.
As he appears in the direction of the 2021 state election and a bid for the voters of South Metropolitan within the Legislative Council, Dr Pettitt argues he and the occasion are effectively positioned to prosecute a pro-business argument.
“For Perth as an entire, enterprise as ordinary … is simply this limitless sprawl, and an absence of funding in current centres is on the coronary heart of a few of Perth’s issues,” Dr Pettitt mentioned.
“We’ve bought plenty of Metronets, which simply additional allow sprawl and doesn’t really get folks out of their automobiles.
“The place is authorities really making an attempt to construct up these centres as complementary centres to Perth that do have jobs the place folks can dwell, work and play?”
Reflecting on his tenure as mayor, Dr Pettitt was assured that, as soon as accomplished, the town’s Kings Sq. growth would offer a related mannequin for the way to revitalise metropolis centres throughout Perth.
“Numerous it’s round acknowledging that if you will get folks, jobs and density into your trigger, you may create actually nice centres,” he mentioned.
“I believe Perth, and WA as an entire, hasn’t completed a great job of that up to now.
“I’m hoping Freo could be a little bit of a beacon to indicate what good, sustainable, city growth can appear like.”