Could Swanbourne be a base for “Al Qaeda types” to gather Australian security information?
Yes, according to Nedlands council’s planninng boss, Daniel Arndt. Mr Arndt said concerns were raised by the Special Air Services that people with ulterior motives could look into the Campbell Barracks when the old Swanbourne high school was redeveloped. He said the SAS had concerns over the height of some of the houses planned. The council and the government development agency, LandCorp, had had extensive meetings with the SAS. Detailed assessments were done on the issue of people overlooking the site, and LandCorp had agreed to modify the subdivision and lower the ground level of some of the homes. It is planned that the site will have 129 homes in total, comprising 56 single lots and four group housing sites with 73 dwellings. Full Story