SURELY we have more shopping malls than we need, we need open spaces in nature , don't rob us of this beautiful space, ENOUGH OF THE CONCRETE ALREADY
Would be nice for people to think long term for a change.
I am pleased to have signed the petition!
I say build the mall, We need some space for urbanization, cmon, nature has the whole coast.
And urbanisation has the whole city.... this is not just for nature. It is mainly for the surrounding communities. People need space to breath, to come together and relax.
Our heritage is not for sale!
Not now, not ever!
Everyone is saying "was" our fishing ground, "was" our playing ground, "as children, we did this and that" how many people take their children to the vlei these days to play or fish, or picnic? I was born and bred Grassy Park, I would not take my family there for a picnic today for fear of being mugged, murdered. So keep the vlei, yes, but do something to make the place a safer place for our familes to enjoy.
Do you recall when they offered train rides at Princess Vlei for children and when the fruit stall was there on Prince George Drive?
The best way to make the vlei safe is to use it. I have been there almost weekly, for walks, events etc, and while I would not go alone in a group I felt completely safe. ON Heritage day, there were hundreds of people picnicking together.
so many great memories of playing around there, even sailing on it many years ago. A mall will be a monstrosity!
with the scout camp just opposite, we would build rafts then go ride on Princess Vlei, if your raft could stay afloat, ask Donny Jurgens...
If they somehow can build the mall, but incorporate the vlei, almost like they have done at Canal Walk, that could be nice. Could make life easy for the Retreat, Grassy Park, Lavender Hill people, and surrounding people, who do not have to go too far for a mall. Most people seem to enjoy the malls these days, some's favorite hang outs.
We definitely do not need more malls. What we do need though, is to protect our wetlands. They are disappearing at an alarming rate and once it is lost it's lost forever.
I "signed the petition" some hours ago, and again a few minutes ago, but my name has not appeared on the list of petitioners. Most of those on the list posted well over an hour ago, according to the list. What is happening? How can the petetion receive the hoped-for number of signatures if this is the modus operandi?
As children growing up in the nineteen-fifties in nearby Plumstead we made canoes out of second-hand corrugated iron roof sheeting, dragged them on heath-robinson trailers behind our bicycles, and paddled on Princess Vlei. Many children and many families have enjoyed this facility. Visit the Blue Route shopping mall in Tokai, note the built environment around it, and ask: "Do we want to replicate this here?"
The Princess has provided us with so many years of great memories. But most importantly, our wetlands have to be protected because a change in any of the WC wetland biomes will create a shift in the entire wetlands system. Disastrous for our endemic fauna and flora! People travel from all over the world to view our natural beauty, and we want to destroy it for the sake of Mamon? Hell no! And just imagine what a taxi rank will do to the environment - people urinating and defaecating...
The Princess has provided us with so many years of great memories. But most importantly, our wetlands have to be protected because a change in any of the WC wetland biomes will create a shift in the entire wetlands system. Disastrous for our endemic fauna and flora! People travel from all over the world to view our natural beauty, and we want to destroy it for the sake of Mamon? Hell no! And just imagine what a taxi rank will do to the environment - people urinating and defaecating everywhere, paper and plastic pollution, stagnant water, oil pollution etc. The chain reaction will be catastrophic. Stop the madness - No malls at Princess Vlei!