Rename Highpoint Shopping Centre to Westland
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In December 2016, the Victorian Premier claimed that the government would build the 'missing link' to the Metropolitan Ring Road to "connect all points of the compass". This rhetoric is both inflammatory and meaningless in a city where customers in the western suburbs must purchase their goods at the so-called 'Highpoint Shopping Centre'.
Melbourne today is blessed with shopping centres at three points of the compass: Northland, Eastland, and Southland.
Taken together, these three commercial precincts create a pleasing symmetry to the experience of purchasing consumer goods in our beautiful city.
On behalf of millions of Victorians, I have a question for you Mr Andrews: How can you connect 'all points of the compass' if there is no Westland?!
Unless our State Government advocates for an immediate change of name, the Premier is merely paying lip-service to the cardinal directions. In a city without Westland it's obvious that the government doesn't actually care about connecting all points of the compass.
How can we continue to go about our lives in the knowledge that the good citizens of Melbourne can attend at Northland, Eastland, and Southland - but, when they wish to shop in the western suburbs, they must go to ... Highpoint?
I am thoroughly ashamed to live in a city that can't even find the common decency to respect all points of the compass. It's 2018. We can't go on pretending this is okay.
Please sign below to show that you would support an immediate change of name from 'Highpoint Shopping Centre' to a name that is both glorious and correct: WESTLAND SHOPPING CENTRE.
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