Entering Brookdale, along Ninth Road. Notice the road quality (or
lack of it).
The road has been like this for several years.
At Commerce Avenue and Church Road, at the Armadale central business district, which appears to be the tip...
And, with the tip-like nature of the city centre, we have the
exotic flavours of the Jull Street café strip
(the next three photo's were taken on 10 July 2005) ...
For exotic flavours of Armadale, breathe in the bird faeces when
walking along the path in front of the restaurants, and catch
diseases from that.
Notice how it slides over the awnings, down into where people walk underneath (if not landing on the people - in their hair, on their heads and shoulders), on the paths, so that people walking along the paths, are made by the city council, to breathe in the bird faeces.
Diseases that can be caught from ingesting pigeon faeces like that, include Chlamydia psittaci, Cryptococcus neoformans, Histoplasma capsulatum and Candida albicans. (from http://list.mc.duke.edu)
" The disease agents identified include fungi, bacteria and a variety of parasites. Examples include Salmonella, Chlamydia, Ornithosis and Vibrio Cholerae.
There are more than 30 in total!" (from http://www.gullstop.co.uk/pigeon_information.asp)
Also, "Psychrobacter faecalis" (from http://www.vu-wien.ac.at/i102/Forschung/umweltmikrobiologie.htm)
From the Town of Claremont Health Local Laws,
"Poultry and pigeon faeces and other waste is to be disposed of in such a manner that it is inaccessible to flies or vectors of disease."
But, apparently, not in Armadale!
Is eating at Armadale restaurants healthy? You bet your life (and the lives of your guests), when you go to the restaurants!
Is walking around the shops and restaurants in Armadale, safe?
You bet your life, when you walk around the shops and restaurants!
The City Council was advised of the problem, in April 2003, and has failed to solve the problem, endangering public health.
The city council and the Armadale Redevelopment Authority, definitely show what they think of Armadale, with the entry statements to show the people of Armadale, and visitors to Armadale, the kind of place that is Armadale.
The city council growing trees into overhead power lines, to disrupt the power supply...
The photo below, shows the city council deliberately inhibiting energy conservation. The photo was taken at 1242 on Tuesday, 14 June, 2005 - in the middle of the day, when the solar water heater, and that end of the house, should have been absorbing light and heat at the highest levels during this time of the year, instead of the residents having to use electric lighting, room heating, and fossil-fuelled water heating, in the middle of the day.
If the city council fulfilled its obligations and removed the tree
and fixed the damage that the tree has done to the driveway, and to
the road that has been broken up by the tree, life would be better
for residents who lived at both the affected property, and at the
At the base of the tree is litter from the tree, that was removed from the stormwater drainage grille at the base of the tree, to remove the blocking up of the stormwater drainage caused by the tree, thence by the city council.
A person standing at the base of the tree, or even across the road from the tree (so that the branches that fall off the tree are less likely to land on the person), can easily see the breaking up of the road, that is caused by the tree, thence by the city council, which is responsible for the tree.
However, the council clearly wants to create the greatest possible production of greenhouse gases, and the maximum risk to local residents.
But, is this just a case of the city council depriving one particular household of the use of its solar water heater, and of energy efficiency for the house, and deliberately causing financial damage to the household, by increasing the energy consumption for the victim household? No.
The photograph below, shows another house with the same problem, just a few minutes' walk from the house above - confirming the Armadale City Council's policy of obstructing the use of solar water heating and thence reducing energy efficiency, so as to increase the production of greenhouse gases and to cause financial damage to its residents, through deliberately increasing energy consumption of residents in Armadale.
The part of this web page above, is as it was as at 10 July, 2005.
The city council growing trees too close to overhead power lines, to disrupt the power supply, at the Selby Street Reserve, picture taken 09 August 2007.
The city council growing trees too close to overhead power lines, to disrupt the power supply, at the Selby Street Reserve, from another perspective, picture taken 14 August 2007.
The dog in the picture above, roaming free, as do many dogs in Armadale, due to the lack of an adequate ranger service; picture taken 14 August 2007.
Now, while we are the Selby Street Reserve, how well has the Armadale
City Council been maintaining that reserve, BEFORE the 2007 Local
Government Elections, when the deputy mayor has nominated for the
ward that contains the Selby Street Reserve; the Lake Ward?
The picture below, was taken in October, 2006, a year ago from this month.
If you visit the reserve now, you can see how suddenly it looks like the council has been regularly maintaining the reserve, this "regular maintenance" having been only for the last couple of months, to try to ensure that the deputy mayor gets elected in this ward. Then, once the elections are over, if the sitting councillors who are up for re-election to the council, are all re-elected, the neglect will probably continue, and the grass will probably again be allowed to get dangerously high, and more dangerous rubbish will probably be allowed to accumulate in the reserve, and the reserve will probably again be a fire hazard. Do you remember the last time that that reserve burnt? I do.
I live in the area, for years, and have seen problems in the area, and have ben trying for years, to get the problems fixed. The council has prevented the problems from being fixed, as the area is "out of site, out of mind".
Note that the dark object, that you can see just above the top of the
grass, close to the third power pole along from Selby Street, is a
rubbish bin, that has now been removed by the council. As the grass
was shoulder high, in places, perhaps the man driving the tractor mower,
did not see the rubbish bin, one day, due to the grass being too high,
and drove over the top of the rubbish bin, and cut that up with the
mower, like the glass and other rubbish that had been cut up by the
tractor mower, because the grass had been allowed to get dangerously high.
Except, the glass and other bits of metal, that had been smashed by the tractor mower, due to neglect, had simply been left on the ground, making the reserve highly dangerous, whereas the rubbish bin was removed by the council, with all traces of the bin having ever been there, so that the council could deny any knowledge of the bin ever having been there.
For more information about that particular reserve, visit the web page for the Letter to the Editor of the Comment News, sent 04 October 2006, which is at Letter sent 04 October 2006 .
You might find some of the other Letters To The Editors, that I have published on the web site, also interesting to read.
So, the city council neglects the area, and, allows the parks and reserves to be dangerous, without regular maintenance, until a sitting councillor, especially a deputy mayor, comes up for re-election in a particular ward. Has anyone noticed how, after years of neglect, that reserve has suddenly started to have regular maintenance, due to the deputy mayor now being up for re-election as a councillor, and shifting to this ward that has been neglected by the council, for many years?
It is also noticeable, that the council has recently removed the rubbish bin that was installed on the Pelham Street frontage of the Selby Street Reserve shortly after the boy died there, so that people had somehwere to put rubbish, instead of throwing rubbish on the ground.
Once again, the council is ignoring its obligations to the people of Armadale.
The city council growing yet another tree too close to overhead
power lines, to disrupt the power supply, at Offord Street, picture
taken 16 August 2007.
This is on the same street as the tree that the council used an unwitting prime mover driver to prune, when the prime mover collided with a tree that was overhanging the road at a height too close to the road surface. I doubt that the tree that is growing close to the power lines, has enough clearance from the road, to be safe. But then, this is not a safe area, due to the neglect by the council.
The city council growing trees too close to the road surface, to increase road traffic collisions in Armadale, by "using trucks and buses to prune the verge trees" by causing collisions between trucks and buses and road trees. The picture is taken at Selby Street, next to the Selby Street Reserve, the picture taken 16 August 2007.
The city council growing even more trees too close to the road traffic, to increase road traffic collisions in Armadale, by "using trucks and buses to prune the council trees" by causing collisions between trucks and buses and council trees. Note how the trees in the middle of the road, are being grown toward the power lines, in addition to being grown to obstruct traffic. The picture is taken along Forrest Road, the picture taken 09 August 2007.
And, this next picture is of the tree on Offord Street, that the council used an unwitting prime mover driver to prune, when the prime mover collided late at night, with the tree that was overhanging the road at a height too close to the road surface.I have already said that this is not a safe area, due to the neglect by the council. The picture was taken 01 August, 2005, a day or so after the collision.
The next picture is again of the "Grand Indian Flavour", brought to you with the full support of the Armadale City Council Health Department, forcing you to breathe in bird faeces, if you are silly enough to walk along the restaurant strip on Jull Street in Armadale. The picture was taken on 09 September 2007, several years after the city council health department was formally made aware of the problem. If you walk along the street in that area, and a fly happens to land on your face, or you happen to swallow a fly, you now have a good idea of where it is likely to have been playing, and in what it is likely to have been playing, apart from you having been breathing in particles from the bird faeces. Doesn't this make you feel good about shopping in Armadale? What does the council care? It doesn't.
Now, we all know that walking, at least in the suburbs, if not the
city centre, is supposed to be good for our health.
But, look at the next two photographs, and, ask yourself, where people are supposed to walk, especially if they are pushing prams, or have children still learning to ride bicycles, with trainer wheels.
The first picture, is of Boadicoat Drive at the intersection with Farmer Avenue (the end of Boadicoat Drive that DOES have a street sign), across from the reserve for recreation.
The second picture, is of Ninth Road.
It is obvious, that walking in Armadale is not entirely good for your health, especially when the city council uses residents as skittles.
I can be contacted by email by clicking on my name at the end of this sentence - Bret .
This web page was last updated on 03 October, 2007