Burt Street hits Facebook

RESIDENTS opposed to the rezoning of land from R60 to R160 in Burt Street, Fremantle, have taken to social media to garner support.

Badging their campaign Give R160 the Thumb, they have launched a Facebook page and plan to keep lobbying the council to reject the WA housing department’s bid to rezone the site.

The odds are stacked against them: last week the council’s planning services committee voted 4-2 to support rezoning, despite 10 residents fronting it to object (Herald, January 17, 2014).

Resident Bruce Maluish says it’s important to stress it’s not an anti-development or anti-public housing campaign: “We believe the proposed re-zoning to R160 is excessive.”

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