I AM a retired master builder and have lived in the Applecross, Ardross area for more than 50 years.
In that time I have seen some changes to the corner of Canning Highway and Riseley Street - mostly for the worse.
Good houses were demolished to make way for the present development.
In the original development a Coles Other Store as it was called faced Riseley Street. That is now cut up into various shops.
At the other end was a Five Star supermarket with three car spaces. The operators moved out because they couldn’t make a go of it and more shops were added.
On the other side of Riseley Sttreet was the open-air Picture Gardens that was converted to its present development.
There is a serious lack of parking at the shopping area and I thing the whole development is a stuff-up.
Now they want to add to it: I call that greed.
I am not a knocker or against sensible development within the bylaws.