I AM sick and tired of “Mrs No” Robyn Murphy of the Stop the Boardwalk Action Group. She is always saying no to any improvements of the Scarborough beachfront.
The reason I am writing is that my wife has MS and has suffered from this illness for 25 years. The boardwalk proposed is a wonderful idea and I trust the City to make sure it doesn’t adversely affect the environment.
The idea of widening the present footpath isn’t an acceptable alternative. It is a very busy, noisy road with enough car fumes to make a slow walk a less-than-pleasant activity, coupled with plenty of cars speeding past at speeds that certainly don’t seem safe.
A boardwalk would mean that people such as my wife with her walking frame or people in wheelchairs could enjoy some quiet time next to the beach and appreciate the sunset. There are now very few places in Perth where this is possible.
This State has thousands of miles of unspoilt coastline with dunes as far as the eye can see. Perhaps Mrs Murphy could show some empathy and consideration toward people who are less able-bodied and who may like to enjoy a small portion of beach as she is able to do.
I know my wife, for one, would be very grateful.