Trees and memorials – including the DNA tower – may have to be cut down or moved if the King’s Park cable car is built. The cable car could lift up to 2000 people per hour from Elizabeth Quay to a spot near the Synergy Parkland, according to a report by German firm Cable Car Consultants GmbH. Under the plan, there would be two other stops near the carpark behind the state reception centre, and on the east end of the Broadwalk Vista, close to the DNA tower.
A Nedlands family is not allowed to build a front wall to block out road noise so their deaf baby daughter can learn to hear in a quiet environment. Councillor John Wetherall went in to bat for Aberdare Road residents like Nat and Astor Hartge, who had repeatedly been told a chunk of their properties had been kept for possible road-widening. The Hartges want to build a brick wall to keep their daughter Ardon, who is deaf, safe and cut down noise to help her hearing therapy.