EXHIBITION: Take me to the River - past, present and future
From almost the first moment of colonisation in 1829, the question of how to best harness and make use of Perth's riverfront setting has taxed the minds of its citizens and administrators.
To develop or not to develop, to reclaim or not to reclaim, to retain the broad green doorstep created in stages between the 1880s and 1950s or turn it into a thriving cosmopolitan hub at the water's edge - for 180 years the cycle of view and counterview has ebbed and flowed almost as regularly as the tide.
The Australian Urban Design Research Centre - The University of Western Australia's urban design think tank - brings together a selection of the myriad foreshore-shaping plans conceived, developed or discarded between 1833 and 2013.
The Take me to the River exhibition, at Level 2, 1002 Hay Street, Perth, runs until 15 November. It is open weekdays from 9am to 5pm, and 9am-5pm 2-3 November as part of Open House Perth.
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