Lawrence on density

FORMER WA premier and Australian heritage council chair Carmen Lawrence will ponder whether density is damaging Fremantle’s heritage at this year’s Fremantle History Society history studies day.

“Development is not inevitably destructive, but poor city planning and the indifference by elected officials to important sites and streetscapes can combine to create a host of problems”, Dr Lawrence says in the blurb about her talk.

Other talks will be about the history of Fremantle library, Fremantle’s art collection, and Fremantle’s link to the Crimean war.

They’ll be broken up with one of the society’s “legendary” afternoon teas.

The event runs between 1pm and 5pm Sunday October 30, at the WA army museum on Burt Street.

Tickets: $20 (members), $25 (non-members).

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