Now THIS is car culture.
Come to Kingston Central Plaza! Bring your hulking great four-wheel drive! In fact WE DON’T EVEN ALLOW compact cars in our car parks!
Yes, we’ve built a shopping centre just for you, where we wanted it, on cheap land. Why stick to the designated activity centres in the Melbourne 2030 plan when you can build on federal airport land and bypass all that? Good planning? Pah!
Of course, we’ll be in deep crap when Peak Oil comes, but until then, come on down and spend up big!
You know, if airports want to develop land, that’s fine, that’s fair enough. But it should be re-zoned to come under the appropriate state planning laws. Having the Federal Transport (eg Airports) Minister approving these big developments, with no knowledge or regard for the planning principles laid down for the surrounding city, is ridiculous.