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WHY WILL FREO CITY NOT BRING BACK THE OLD FACADE?

Published 26 Mar 2019 by freoview in Freo's View.

 

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I am surprised to hear that the City of Fremantle did not want to entertain the idea of stripping back the entire paint of the building, owned by former Mayor Peter Tagliaferri, on the corner of Cliff and High streets to its original tuck pointing, as part of the removal of the yellow artwork.

Fremantle Society President John Dowson sent a comment to Freo’s View that FS had suggested to the former Mayor to do that and not repaint the facade, but that the City had rejected the idea. If that is a fact that is disappointing because architect Michael Patroni, the owner of 10 High Street diagonally opposite Tagliaferri’s building, will take that building back to its original tuck pointing.

The owners of the Fremantle Republic gin distillery, micro brewery and tavern in Pakenham Street received a State heritage grant to take the facade of that building back to its original tuck pointing, so I would have thought the City of Fremantle would have embraced the idea of the Fremantle Society and do the same with the Tagliaferri building.

The Society president claims they did get a quite for the tuck pointing work that was approximately the same as repainting the building, so cost don’t appear to be a factor.

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NEW VICE CHANCELLOR FOR NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

Published 26 Mar 2019 by freoview in Freo's View.

 

Professor Francis Campbell

 

The University of Notre Dame Australia has announced that Professor Francis Campbell will join the University as Vice Chancellor in January 2020.

Professor Campbell is currently the Vice Chancellor at St Mary’s University, Twickenham in London where he has achieved significant success in the past five years.

He becomes Notre Dame’s fourth Vice Chancellor, succeeding Professor Celia Hammond.

Professor Campbell will bring a wealth of experience to Notre Dame. He will draw on a highly successful term as Vice Chancellor of St Mary’s, a deep understanding of higher education, and a practical knowledge of the value and importance of holistic education.

His extensive tertiary qualifications include an MA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania in the USA and an MA in European Integration from the Katholieke Universiteit in Belgium. He has received honorary doctorates from five universities worldwide and an Honorary Fellowship from St Edmund’s College at Cambridge University in the UK.

Apart from academia, Professor Campbell has immense diversity of experience, which includes serving as Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Holy See, and a term as Private Secretary to former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

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NEW WATER PIPES FOR FREMANTLE CHANGES

Published 26 Mar 2019 by freoview in Freo's View.

 

The WATER CORPORATION has advised that the work on the Fremantle water pipes in the inner city this year will be completed before Christmas and that several streets have been deleted from the initial plan, so below the details.

Project timeline

Previously we informed you work will be completed by late 2019. During our discussions many businesses raised concerns about work continuing and impacting trade during the summer months. To ensure our construction work is completed before the busy Christmas and summertime retail period, we have reduced the number of streets originally planned for renewal.

Streets for renewal include:

Bannister Street, between Pakenham Street to Market Street.
Collie Street, between Marine Terrace and South Terrace.
Essex Lane, between Collie Street and Essex Street.
Essex Street, between Marine Terrace and South Terrace.
High Street, between Little High Street and Market Street.
Leake Street, between Pakenham Street and Market Street.
Marine Terrace, between Cliff Street and Suffolk Street, and Howard Street and Price Street.
Market Street, between High Street and Bannister Street.
Nairn Street, between Pakenham Street and Market Street.
Norfolk Street, between Marine Terrace and South Terrace.
Pakenham Street, between Collie Street and Leake Street.
South Terrace, between Bannister Street and Norfolk Street.
We estimate this construction work will be completed between June and November 2019.

Streets no longer included in this package of work:

Henry Street, between Marine Terrace and Phillimore Street.
Pakenham Street, Leake Street to Phillimore Street.
Phillimore Street, between Henry Street and Pakenham Street.
Short Street, between Pakenham Street and Market Street.
Renewal of the water mains on these streets will be completed at a later date.

Who to contact

For more information, please visit watercorporation.com.au/pipesforfremantle. Alternatively, telephone our dedicated Pipes for Perth Customer Solutions team on (08) 9420 3529, available weekdays during business hours or email pipesforperth@watercorporation.com.au.

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NOMINATIONS FOR HERITAGE COUNCIL

Published 26 Mar 2019 by freoview in Freo's View.

 

Heritage Minister David Templeman today announced nominations are being sought from experienced and qualified individuals to become members of the Heritage Council of Western Australia.

As the State Government’s expert body on heritage matters, the Heritage Council plays a key role in decisions on entries into the State Register of Heritage Places and the development of these places. It also determines State Heritage strategy and policies.

High calibre women and men from a diversity of fields and backgrounds with relevant skills and experience are strongly encouraged to express their interest in this rewarding opportunity.

The Heritage Act 2018 sets out criteria that must be met in terms of skills and expertise, moving away from the previous Act’s requirement that council members represent certain interests or groups.

The McGowan Government is committed to gender parity across government boards and committees.

More details on membership requirements and the process for nominating can be found on the Heritage Council’s website at http://www.stateheritage.wa.gov.au

Application packages are also available through the Heritage Council’s website or by contacting the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage on (08) 6551 8002.

Applications close on May 3, 2019.

Ride to Improve Freo’s Bike Infrastructure

Published 26 Mar 2019 by Mayor of Fremantle Brad Pettitt's blog in City of Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt's Blog.

This Sunday March 31st at  9.30am at Pioneer Park, opposite Fremantle Station there will be a social ride to look at Bike Infrastructure. Members and supporters of Bike Freo (the Fremantle Bicycle Users Group) invite anyone interested in safer cycling to join us on a ride to explore the state of bicycle infrastructure in Fremantle. […]

Professional Adviser Workshop and ‘The Business of Giving with Dale Alcock’

Published 26 Mar 2019 by admin in Fremantle Foundation.

One thing we’ve heard over the last few years is how important it is for professional advisers to come together and mix with others. This is a great chance to meet with industry contacts and learn how you can support your clients giving and grow your own understanding of philanthropy.   CPD Workshop – The How […]

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A NEW KINGS SQUARE MILESTONE

Published 25 Mar 2019 by freoview in Freo's View.

 

 

The second crane of the Sirona Capital development of the Fremantle Kings Square Redevelopment Project came down this morning, so things are going well at our city square.

A new crane should be going up in a few weeks for the new Civic Centre building of the City of Fremantle, but that development was unfortunately delayed by six months, without the City explaining the reasons for it. That is quite frustrating for the Freo community, local traders and the Kings Square development partners of the City.

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ANOTHER ONE BITES THE FREO DUST

Published 25 Mar 2019 by freoview in Freo's View.

 

Han's

 

It appears that the Han’s restaurant in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour will be closing soon with new For Lease signs put up at the building.

I hardly ever saw people in the restaurant while Cicerello’s, Kailis and the Bathers Beach House were packed full.

The premises of the former Mussel Bar in the FBH are still vacant as well, so hopefully those spaces can be filled with new operators soon.

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PLASTIC FREE FISH AND SIPS A FIRST FOR FREMANTLE

Published 25 Mar 2019 by freoview in Freo's View.

 

The Fish and Sips festival at  the Coast Port Beach this weekend will be the first Fremantle festival that will be single-use plastic free.

Fremantle Council adopted the sustainable events policy in November last year. The policy excludes the provision, use, distribution or sale of single-use plastics including straws, cutlery, bottles, cups, plates, containers, bags and cling-wrap at all events produced by the City of Fremantle.

Although single-use plastics are not banned from third party events in Fremantle, the policy does encourage event organisers not to use them.  Fish and Sips wants to support that, so they’ve purchased 15,000 reusable polycarbonate and melamine cups specifically for the festival.

Coast is very aware of the beach environment they are operating in and for the Cuban club event recently they served 35,000 drinks in a day with no single-use plastic, and in this Fish and Sips event they’ll be doing similar numbers over the weekend – all of this in reusable cups.

The venue management believe it’s essential to the survival of Coast Port Beach that they’re able to use the beach and the beautiful ocean backdrop, so they are doing their part to preserve this and also blazing a trail by being the first event to do this on a large scale

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said “The impact of plastic in our environment is well documented, with some studies suggesting that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.  The fact that you can put on a large event like Fish and Sips and not use single-use plastic demonstrates there are cost effective alternatives available.”

The Fish and Sips festival is on from Friday 29 March until Sunday 31 March.

For more information visit the Coast Port Beach website.

 

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(25/3/2019) Freo events going single-use plastic free

Published 25 Mar 2019 by timw in News & Media.

Event organisers in Fremantle are embracing the City of Fremantle’s sustainable events policy, with the Fish and Sips festival at Coast Port Beach this weekend going single-use plastic free.

Fremantle Council adopted the sustainable events policy in November last year.

1 day ago in Media release , Sustainability , Festivals and events
(25/3/2019) Freo events going single-use plastic free

FREO’S YELLOW BATTLE CONTINUES

Published 25 Mar 2019 by freoview in Freo's View.

 

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Fremantle is an intriguing place with a fascinating community. Many of us mainly see the beauty and the special unique character of our city, but when one reads Freo Massive one could believe we live in a war zone where everything is wrong, especially ‘those bloody hopeless Councillors and administration of the City of Fremantle’.

With that in mind, I was stunned to see the painting contractors for the City removing the yellow foil on the High Street building owned by former Mayor Peter Tagliaferri, since he has issued a writ against the City of Fremantle, and that legal battle is still ongoing.

The City tells me “The City in still in legal action with the property owner, however he has agreed to allow the City to undertake the removal work.” That  sounds to me as if the owner is having a bob each way.

It will always remain hypothetical if Tagliaferri would also have taken legal action if his preferred Mayoral candidate Ra Stewart had won the last election, but for now he alleges that the City allowed the yellow Felice Varini Arcs D’Ellipse  artwork to be applied to his building without his approval. The court will in due course rule on that and we’ll all know more.

Freo, great one day, a total bloody mess the next one, hey! 😩😍😆

High Street is looking better than ever though, and there are still quite a few buildings where the yellow foil needs to be removed before it becomes a total picture paradise.

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FREO WELCOMES MASSIVE MAGNIFICA

Published 25 Mar 2019 by freoview in Freo's View.

 

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I almost missed the maiden arrival to Fremantle Port of the huge MSC Magnifica cruiseliner because it was initially scheduled to arrive tomorrow. But I was lucky to walk at Bathers Beach when I noticed the massive vessel gliding into port, so I went on a long walk to take photos from all different angles.

The Musica-class MSC Magnifica is 294-metres long and normally carries up to 2,550 passengers, but can accommodate a maximum of 3,605 passengers. It cost $ 547 million to build.

It will depart Fremantle tomorrow evening at 10pm if all goes to plans.

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WESTGATE GRAFFITI ART MALL

Published 24 Mar 2019 by freoview in Freo's View.

 

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There has been an arty graffiti blitz on Fremantle’s Westgate Mall, after Many 2.0 closed its doors o make way for the Little Lane residential and retail development.

Some of the mural art is quite good and cute while other bits left me rather indifferent, but that is simply personal taste.

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Politics in the Pub: “Can we have energy that is cheap, reliable and clean?”

Published 23 Mar 2019 by Mayor of Fremantle Brad Pettitt's blog in City of Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt's Blog.

This Monday (25th of March at 7pm) the Fremantle Network invites you to discuss Energy Policy, and the question “Can we have energy that is cheap, reliable and clean?” Our guest speakers are: Josh Wilson, ALP Member for Fremantle Jesse Hutchinson, Greens Candidate for Fremantle Nicole Robins, Liberal Candidate for Fremantle (TBC) plus Bill Hare, […]

Love cuts through

Published 22 Mar 2019 by Your Herald in Fremantle Herald Interactive.

WHILE the bells of St John’s church toll solemnly for the victims of last week’s Christchurch shooting, beneath the spire two faiths will be coming together in a defiant act of hope.

An exhibition of astonishingly intricate and beautiful Islamic papercutting by Pakistani-born Tusic Ahmad has been hung in the Fremantle Anglican church, with the artist saying he was compelled to respond to the atrocity with a message of tolerance between faiths.

Mr Ahmad says he uses the papercuts, which take about four months to complete, to educate people about the Islam’s “real message” of love. Any deviation from that, he says, is a misinterpretation of the Koran.

• St John’s parish priest Patrick King with Islamic artist Tusif Ahmad. Photo by Steve Grant

Extremist

He believes greater understanding of each others’ faiths will help prevent the spread of extremist views such as those which motivated self-confessed racist Brendan Tarrant, who has been charged with murder over last week’s attack.

“We have seen one side of the coin – the hate – last week, and we should see the other side of the coin which is love,” he said.

Mr Ahmad says his decision to hold an exhibition in a Christian church raised some eyebrows in the Islamic community, but having grown up amidst the intolerance of Pakistan’s religious cauldron, he appreciates the opportunity Australia provides to speak up for brotherly love.

“If I tried this over there, maybe on the second day I would be killed.”

The Christchurch shooting has had a profound effect on his family; he came home last Friday to find his 18-year-old daughter in tears after viewing the graphic live recording of Tarrant’s chilling attack.

Mr Ahmat said it was difficult to find the words to explain to his three children what had happened, but he emphasised the importance of not allowing the attack to generate further division in the community.

“We are all from Adam and Even and now we are brothers and sisters,” he said.

Even so, while most of the friends he crossed path with this week responded with message of support, there have been some exceptions.

“One or two times I also felt some people try to justify what had happened and I moved away from that space,” Mr Ahmad said.

St John’s parish priest Patrick King said the church’s bells would toll 50 times with a minute’s silence in between to mark the dead from Christchurch, while a silent vigil and a small service of remembrance were due to be held yesterday (Friday March 22).

Prayers

But Rev’d King said prayers were no longer enough.

“There comes a point where God says ‘what are you doing about this?’,” he said.

“In some ways we are all complicit in shaping a society in which something like this can happen.

“The time is long past when we encounter hatred spoken on our streets, and now even more online, that we have to call it out.”

Rev’d King says the church has been open longer this week and there’s been a steady stream of parishioners filing in to seek solace and try to understand how the society they live in could produce such a deadly attack.

“Of all the places in our community, the church is a reasonable place to come in and wrestle with the big questions of life,” he says.

“We have to believe, people of faith and those of no faith, that humanity is better than that.”

by STEVE GRANT

Taking the plunge

Published 22 Mar 2019 by Your Herald in Fremantle Herald Interactive.

ATWELL couple Andrew Mathers and Lisa Hughes are really taking the plunge today (Saturday March 23) when they exchange wedding vows aboard a pontoon at South Beach.

The couple, who’ve both been married before, said a white wedding was off the cards.

“I’ve been there and done that – I don’t want to do it again,” Ms Hughes said.

“It’s about fun and embracing ‘us’.”

The 179 guests attending the wedding have been encouraged to bring something to float on as treading water during the ceremony may get a little tiring.

Mr Mathers reckons some of the elderly guests might watch the ceremony from the beach instead.

• Andrew Mathers and Lisa Hughes have planned a “blue” wedding to kick off their marriage. Photo by Charlie Bray

“Wedding days can be very stressful and not a lot of fun for the bride and groom, so we’re trying to make it fun for us and for everyone,” he says.

Temperatures are forecast to be in the mid-twenties with a little wind on Saturday, but the couple admit to some jitters about how stable the pontoon will be during the ceremony.

The Chook asked if they were concerned about sharks eating the bobbing guests.

“If there’s sharks we’ll be on the pontoon – unless they’re jumping sharks,” laughs Mr Mathers

The couple met through an online dating site.

“Obviously you don’t go into these online dating things going, ‘Right, I’m going to marry this person’, but it couldn’t have gone better,” Mr Mathers said.

Whether towels and showers will be provided for guests is unclear, but the reception will be held on land some hours later to give guests time to dry off.

by CHARLIE BRAY

‘Hidden’ fee anger

Published 22 Mar 2019 by Your Herald in Fremantle Herald Interactive.

A NEW parking app introduced by Fremantle council has copped criticism from users who are being unwittingly charged for reminders that time in their bay is about to expire.

The council recently switched over to a new parking app provided by PayStay, but local resident Brigid Tuala say she was angry to find she was being charged 29 cents every time she received an SMS warning that her time was up.

Conditions

“It’s one of those little hidden costs, which is a lot of money every time you park, when you are already being charged quite hefty fees to park,” Ms Tuala said.

When signing up for the app, customers aren’t automatically warned about the reminder fee; they have to read through the long terms and conditions to discover it.

Ms Tuala said unlike its predecessor, PayStay also requires users to put money into their account in advance.

“I think the whole idea of using parking apps is fantastic, but what I don’t like about PayStay is that I have to put credit in as opposed to pay-as-you-go,” Ms Tuala said.

“I do not like the fact that I have to invest on my credit card with money that I haven’t spent.”

• There have been grumbles about “hidden” fees with the new parking app chosen by Fremantle council.

When the Herald asked other users for their feedback, the hidden reminder fee was clearly their biggest grief.

But Fremantle retiree Christina Ballantyne said the app gave the impression young hipsters were more welcome in the port city than senior citizens; when she tried signing up she discovered the program didn’t recognise birthdates prior to 1950.

“It was either a bad website design or the people who were designing the app did not think people who were born before 1950 would be using it,” Ms Ballantyne said.

She’d also rather settle up at the end of the month as she’d previously been able to do.

Ms Ballantyne found the old system more user-friendly and it came without hidden costs.

“What would really be nice if all the councils in Perth got together and get the same app, so wherever you park you could use the same one,” she said.

Fremantle council director Glen Dougall said PayStay is a ‘smarter and faster way’ to pay.

Attractive

The council claims features like a parking map make it more attractive to users, noting the previous operator CellOPark accounted for only 3 per cent of parking transactions in the city.

Some PayStay users told the Chook they liked the app as they didn’t have to use coins anymore and it was convenient.

The Chook made several unsuccessful attempts to get a comment from PayStay. CellOPark also declined to comment.

by AMY EWERS

Roof scam foiled

Published 22 Mar 2019 by Your Herald in Fremantle Herald Interactive.

A FREMANTLE resident has warned people to be on the lookout for scammers claiming to be roofing repairers.

Jackie, who didn’t want her last name used, says it was only her last-minute intervention that prevented her elderly parents from being ripped off by the suspect tradie who was working the area around John Curtin College of the Arts.

“My mum was outside watering the lawn, so he has approached her from the street,” Jackie said.

“He said that he’d been working on the neighbour’s roof and had noticed that she had a missing tile which would cause problems in winter.”

Jackie says the man, who spoke with an Irish accent and identified himself as “John”, was very polite and gave her mother a flyer saying his company was called WA Roofing.

“My mum gave the pamphlet to dad, and he looked it over then said to give them a call to come back and give a quote,” she said.

But her father became suspicious when the neighbours reported they’d had no repair works done, so he called Jackie.

She says she tried to call the mobile number on the flyer, but no one answered. Eventually she texted, warning the man not to return to her parents’ place as she’d advised them to go back to the police.

‘John’ quickly called back, claiming that the scammers were simply using his company name, but when Jackie pressed him for details of his ABN, he refused to provide them.

The Herald called the number, but as soon as ‘John’ discovered it was from the press, he hung up.

Jackie says her family’s experience is an example of why people should be vigilant, and how older people can be extremely vulnerable; her brother works for Consumer Protection and has been warning them about scammers for years, yet John’s approach had got through.

“The reality is that my parents come from a generation where they naturally trust people if they’re polite,” Jackie said.

“And they tend to pay for things by cash.”

by STEVE GRANT

Search for baby’s mother continues

Published 22 Mar 2019 by Your Herald in Fremantle Herald Interactive.

WA POLICE are still trying to locate the mother of a newborn baby boy abandoned outside the Garden City Medical Centre on Wednesday morning (March 20).

Police have said the woman would not face charges.

But they are concerned she may need medical treatment as she did not give birth in a hospital.

The abandoned infant was still covered in afterbirth and had the umbilical cord attached when it was found wrapped in a towel in a box outside the centre around 8am.

Handwritten note

He was discovered by a woman visiting the centre to drop off a letter.

A handwritten note in the box asked for the baby to be cared for, with the mother writing she had named her son Rahil.

The name can mean “traveller” or “innocent”.

Police said the baby had been taken to Perth Children’s Hospital and seemed to be in good health and was doing well.

Fremantle police are collecting CCTV footage from around Davy Street in an effort to identify who left the baby, and are appealing to anyone who could identify the mother to come forward.

But they’ve urged the mother to contact the Department of Communities on 9431 8800 or Crisis Care on 9233 1111 if she’s uncomfortable reporting to police.

Dreaming of funding

Published 22 Mar 2019 by Your Herald in Fremantle Herald Interactive.

AN organisation targeting young people at risk says it needs more funding so it can expand into more schools.

Imagined Futures executive director Judy Walls said they’ve had strong results from the five south-west metro schools currently signed up to the organisation’s program.

“If we had a diversity of  government and non-government funding, it would help with the sustainability of the program,” Ms Walls said.

“I would love to see this model expanded so that we can help the more youth have a positive pathway in life.”

Vulnerable

The program aims to get vulnerable young people at school more than 90 per cent of the time by helping build their competence, resilience and skills base.

According to a Mitchell Institute report from 2017, the social cost of youths leaving school early is more than $616,000 over their lifetime.

“There is a lot of research that states that early school leavers are at a much higher risk of long-term unemployment,” Ms Walls said.

“It can lead to an increased risk of social isolation, long-term welfare independence, mental health issues and the increased vulnerability to be engaged to criminal activities.”

Imagined Futures works with schools to identify youngsters likely to benefit from the program and encourage their involvement.

Ms Walls said when children transition from primary school into high school, there was a higher risk of truanting because they felt more pressure to meet higher expectations.

This meant they could struggle to make connections at school or feel a sense belonging and worth.

Imagined Futures is a multi-agency taskforce including representatives from Palmerston (drug and alcohol advice) and Headspace (youth mental health).

by AMY EWERS

Docker on mend

Published 22 Mar 2019 by Your Herald in Fremantle Herald Interactive.

POLICE are seeking witnesses to a crash in Palmyra on Saturday that left former Dockers midfielder Rhys Palmer in an induced coma with life-threatening injuries.

Around 7pm Palmer’s motorcycle was hit by a black Mitsubishi Lancer which was turning off Canning Highway into Murray Road near the Dan Murphy’s. The 30-year-old footballer, who now plays with Swan Districts, was sent to Royal Perth Hospital for urgent surgery, while his 25-year-old female pillion received a hand injury and also ended up in RPH.

The 45-year-old driver of the Mitsubishi received minor injuries.

Not responsible

Swan Districts released a statement on Sunday which claimed Palmer was not responsible for the accident, and that it wasn’t related to recent media reports about an incident at the Gloucester Park trots a few days earlier where a shoe was thrown towards racing horses. Although Mr Palmer was spotted skylarking without shoes, he and his family have strenuously denied he was involved in any shoe-throwing.

On Thursday the footy star let fans know he’d perked up, posting a social media message thanking everyone who’d been involved in helping him after the crash.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or http://www.crimestoppers.com.au

Planners baulk over skinny park

Published 22 Mar 2019 by Your Herald in Fremantle Herald Interactive.

A PROPOSAL to “up spec” a section of Knutsford Street’s wide verge into a linear park looks set to  be kyboshed by Fremantle council.

State government-owned developer Landcorp is in the throes of subdividing a former light industrial block in White Gum Valley for high-density housing and has to either give up 10 per cent for open space or pay the council about $400,000 in cash to be spent on parks nearby.

But Landcorp says Knutsford Street has a huge 30-metre-wide road reserve which leaves enough room for residents to gather and recreate once the traffic is catered for.

“Some of the key features proposed within the Lot 3 verge include a community garden and orchard, informal gathering areas and a large open space adaptable for events and temporary installations,” Landcorp’s senior development manager Warren Phillips wrote to the council in December.

“All these spaces will include public amenities, such as seating, bike parking and rubbish bins to enhance the user experience.”

A planner’s report to Fremantle council’s strategic planning and transport committee this week noted that if the long park wasn’t supported, the verge would only get a “standard developer upgrade”.

But the planner still wasn’t all that keen, noting that nearby Booyeembara Park had been languishing unfinished for years and could do with a cash injection.

The state’s planning department also sounded a note of warning, advising that three laneways cutting through the thin park might make it too fragmented.

Bicton MP wants fields, not tubes

Published 22 Mar 2019 by Your Herald in Fremantle Herald Interactive.

BICTON Labor MLA Lisa O’Malley has reiterated her opposition to a wave park in Alfred Cove, acknowledging she’d copped flak for not speaking out enough.

Ms O’Malley told the Herald her office had fielded calls from Melville residents concerned she’d jumped on board the proposal.

“My position on the wave park proposal remains as it was during my election campaign: while I believe the developer’s proposal for a wave park in itself has merit, Tompkins Park and the adjacent land is not an appropriate location for the development,” Ms O’Malley said.

“My office has received correspondence from many people across the state on the issue of the wave park, but constituents of Bicton who have contacted me an oppose the development are in the vast majority.”

Ms O’Malley said the park’s playing fields, bowling greens and open space were important to offset infill development in the area.

“A change away from its current classification to allow for commercial development does not have my support,” she said.

“Crown land and public land vested in state and local governments exists for and belongs to the people – I support protecting and preserving publicly accessible open space, and I always will.”

Melville Bowling Club president Tim Smith was relieved to hear of Ms O’Malley’s restated position, saying his members had been disappointed by her recent silence.

“After all the help we gave her in her [election] campaign, you’d think we could expect more,” Mr Smith said.

Brandishing an independent report into Melville council’s lawn bowls strategy, Mr Smith says members are feeling vindicated in their claim it was a flawed and unfair document.

Prepared by Smart Operators Pty Ltd, a newcomer to the consultancy sphere, the new report found the strategy “contained flaws, contradiction and serious omissions” and painted the club in an overly-pessimistic light.

It claimed that if the bowling club was forced to move into a shared sporting hub nearby, it would “virtually guarantee that the club could not survive financially”.

by STEVE GRANT

Shed spreads

Published 22 Mar 2019 by Your Herald in Fremantle Herald Interactive.

A NEW covered workspace has paved the way for the Fremantle Men’s Shed to expand its programs; including one aimed at people at risk of homelessness.

The shed scored $5000 from the federal government and a $2000 community grant from public services giant Serco to build the new extension at its Hilton Park home. A ribbon-cutting ceremony by Federal Labor MP Josh Wilson at an open day on Saturday March 30 will officially launch the extension.

•Ces Fogliani, Bill Johnstone, Les Brooker, Francis Liew and Mark Thomas try out the Fremantle Men’s Shed’s new extension.

Club founder Bill Johnstone said the sheddies were busy working on a program with social housing provider Access Housing to provide workshops for people with disabilities or who were facing disadvantage.

They’ve also been working with kids from the Hilton PCYC and providing workbench space for students from Fremantle Christian College; the extra space means those can go ahead while shed members beaver away at their own projects.

The open day will give people the opportunity to look at all aspects of the shed, including its music programs, gardening and social scene. The opening ceremony kicks off at 11.30am on March 30.

by STEVE GRANT

Revitalising Freo in Challenging Economic Times

Published 22 Mar 2019 by Mayor of Fremantle Brad Pettitt's blog in City of Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt's Blog.

The debates on social media forums like Fremantle Massive seem alternate between claims of “Fremantle is dying” to that it is changing and developing too quickly. The truth is, as always, between these two extremes but I thought it worth putting some data and context around the last decade of development in Fremantle. It is […]

(22/3/2019) North Freo footpath has a rubber soul

Published 21 Mar 2019 by timw in News & Media.

The City of Fremantle is continuing to pioneer the innovative use of recycled materials in local infrastructure projects, with a footpath in North Fremantle being paved with rubber from recycled tyres.

The paving along Thompson Road in North Fremantle is similar to the rubber softfall commonly used in children’s playgrounds.

As well as making use of recycled materials, the flexible rubber footpath will also allow the trees along the path to continue to grow without creating dangerous tripping hazards and ongoing maintenance issues.

4 days ago in Media release , Sustainability , Infrastructure projects
(22/3/2019) North Freo footpath has a rubber soul

LINDA J BETTENAY: TELLING AUSTRALIAN STORIES

Published 21 Mar 2019 by fhs6160 in Fremantle History Society.

The next general meeting of the Fremantle History Society will be held on 26 March at 6pm at the Fremantle Library which is located in the grounds of Fremantle Oval, Just enter through the library entrance.

There will be a presentation by author, Linda Bettenay, please see below for more information.

LINDA J BETTENAY: TELLING AUSTRALIAN STORIES

Linda was born in Roleystone into a pioneering orcharding family who have farmed the land since 1901 and have lived in the area since 1895.

Linda’s stimulus to write her first novel has come from the discovery of an amazing, true story of an event in her husband’s family.
This story was kept secret from the family over the years and was only recently uncovered. Linda’s books are based in our state’s history – steeped in our pioneering past and cover the two world wars. In her talks Linda explains how he uses historical fact to weave historical fiction.

‘Secrets Mothers Keep’, ‘Wishes for Starlight’ and ‘The Apple Core Wars’ make up the ‘Secrets Series’. Linda’s books will be available for sale on the night for $25

Join us Tuesday 26 March at 6pm at the City of Fremantle Library to hear Linda talk about her journey. Meeting to be followed by
our regular convivial supper.

Hope to see you all there.

Apply for Impact100 Fremantle 2019

Published 20 Mar 2019 by admin in Fremantle Foundation.

In 2019, Impact100 Fremantle is inviting organisations and projects that work on improving the health and wellbeing of our community to apply. Please CLICK HERE to download the EOI Application Form for Impact100 Fremantle 2019. EOI applications are due 5.00pm, Friday 31st May 2018. To learn more about the process of Impact100 Fremantle and for tips […]

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Testimonials: Why our donors love Impact100 Fremantle

Published 20 Mar 2019 by admin in Fremantle Foundation.

We have been associated with Impact 100 Fremantle since its inception, and are proud to work closely with the Impact100 business network. We have witnessed first-hand the positive changes manifesting within the Fremantle community as a result of the excellent initiatives and programs. 2019 will be the seventh year for us. We are in for the long […]

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Impact100 Fremantle has Launched for 2019

Published 20 Mar 2019 by admin in Fremantle Foundation.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at last week’s Launch for Impact100 Fremantle 2019, and a special thanks to those who donated or pledged on the night.  In six years our giving circle has granted $705,000 to local projects and organisations in Fremantle and we are excited to continue growing. If you haven’t already, […]

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(20/3/2019) Over 55s having a ball at Dance Hall Days

Published 20 Mar 2019 by laurag in News & Media.

Fremantle’s over 55s are donning their dancing shoes every month for an afternoon of twisting, shaking, swaying, waltzing and line dancing!

Since August last year, the City of Fremantle in partnership with Fremantle Workers Club, Notre Dame University, Town of East Fremantle, Fremantle Italian Club and Swan Yacht Club has facilitated monthly dances for the over 55s community.

The monthly dances, aptly named Dance Hall Days, are partly made possible thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Department of Communities.

6 days ago in Community
(20/3/2019) Over 55s having a ball at Dance Hall Days

Have your say on Freo’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan

Published 18 Mar 2019 by Mayor of Fremantle Brad Pettitt's blog in City of Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt's Blog.

Residents, businesses and visitors to Fremantle are being asked for their input on the City of Fremantle’s new Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan. The development of the new plan is being overseen by the Community Safety Reference Group, which includes both the City of Fremantle and WA Police. The Community Safety Plan will be […]

(18/3/2019) Have your say on Freo's Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan

Published 18 Mar 2019 by timw in News & Media.

Residents, businesses and visitors to Fremantle are being asked for their input on the City of Fremantle’s new Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan.

The development of the new plan is being overseen by the Community Safety Reference Group, which includes both the City of Fremantle and WA Police.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said the Community Safety Plan will be guided by the feedback received during stakeholder and community engagement, and will set out clear timelines, targets and responsibilities for addressing community safety issues.

1 week ago in Community , Media release , Business & development
(18/3/2019) Have your say on Freo's Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan

Castlemaine State Festival – Talking about rewilding

Published 17 Mar 2019 by Tom Wilson in thomas m wilson.

Next week I’ll be in Victoria for the Castlemaine Festival.  On Thursday, 28th March I’ll be on a panel with Bruce Pascoe, discussing what rewilding ourselves and the land might mean.  Then on the Saturday, 30th March I’ll be talking with Jessie Cole and Inga Simpson about future directions in nature writing.    I look […]

(15/3/2019) Freo’s Buster breaks records

Published 14 Mar 2019 by laurag in News & Media.

The City of Fremantle’s Buster – It’s All About Play program is proving more popular than ever with local families after breaking attendance records at its summer locations.

Buster has been servicing the Fremantle community for over 30 years, offering toys, games and activities to children aged 0-5 years and their parents to encourage creative and fun opportunities for families to learn and play together.

Since kicking off on 5 February, the summer program has operated three mornings a week at Moorni Boorne Park in Hilton, Fremantle Arts Centre and Leighton Beach Park.

1 week ago in Community , Media release
(15/3/2019) Freo’s Buster breaks records

Freo a winner in latest round of WA Bike Network grants

Published 14 Mar 2019 by Mayor of Fremantle Brad Pettitt's blog in City of Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt's Blog.

The City of Fremantle has been awarded a $175,000 grant in the latest round of the state government’s WA Bike Network grants scheme. Transport Minister Rita Saffioti made the announcement during a visit to Fremantle this morning to celebrate the start of Bike Week 2019. The grant funding will go towards safety improvements at the […]

(14/3/2019) Freo a winner in latest round of WA Bike Network grants

Published 13 Mar 2019 by timw in News & Media.

The City of Fremantle has been awarded a $175,000 grant in the latest round of the state government’s WA Bike Network grants scheme.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti made the announcement during a visit to Fremantle this morning to celebrate the start of Bike Week 2019.

The grant funding will go towards safety improvements at the busy intersection of Queen Victoria Street, Parry Street and Adelaide Street.

Fremantle Deputy Mayor Ingrid Waltham said the funding would help to make Fremantle a more bike-friendly city.

1 week ago in Media release , Infrastructure projects
(14/3/2019) Freo a winner in latest round of WA Bike Network grants

(13/3/2019) Vote for Freo in Waterwise Council Community Choice Award

Published 12 Mar 2019 by timw in News & Media.

The City of Fremantle is in the running for the Water Corporation’s Waterwise Council Community Choice Award for 2019.

The Community Choice Award gives people the opportunity to vote for their favourite waterwise project. Votes are tallied and updated daily on the Water Corporation website so people can keep track of how their project is faring.   

The City has been nominated for its efforts to encourage residents to establish waterwise verge gardens.

1 week ago in Media release , Sustainability
(13/3/2019) Vote for Freo in Waterwise Council Community Choice Award

The City of Fremantle is celebrating all things cycling with free community events during Bike Week.

Published 12 Mar 2019 by Mayor of Fremantle Brad Pettitt's blog in City of Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt's Blog.

  Held from 15 – 24 March, Bike Week is Western Australia’s annual celebration of people riding bikes for transport, fun and healthier lifestyles. City of Fremantle Recreation Community Development Officer Erinn Litchfield said the City’s Bike Week events were a great opportunity for people to reacquaint themselves with their bike, brush up on their […]

(12/3/2019) Freo celebrates Bike Week

Published 12 Mar 2019 by laurag in News & Media.

The City of Fremantle is celebrating all things cycling with free community events during Bike Week.

Held from 15 – 24 March, Bike Week is Western Australia’s annual celebration of people riding bikes for transport, fun and healthier lifestyles.

City of Fremantle Recreation Community Development Officer Erinn Litchfield said the City’s Bike Week events were a great opportunity for people to reacquaint themselves with their bike, brush up on their cycling skills or even try riding for the first time.

2 weeks ago in Community , Media release , Community engagement , Festivals and events
(12/3/2019) Freo celebrates Bike Week

(11/3/2019) Kings Square Project Bank Account a WA first

Published 11 Mar 2019 by timw in News & Media.

Subcontractors working on the City of Fremantle’s new civic centre and library in Kings Square will be guaranteed payment thanks to the inclusion of a Project Bank Account (PBA) as part of the construction contract.

Last month the City of Fremantle and Pindan Constructions signed the contract to build the $41.3 million project.

Director of City Business Glen Dougall said the establishment of a PBA for the project was a key condition of the contract. 

2 weeks ago in Media release , Major projects
(11/3/2019) Kings Square Project Bank Account a WA first

From Fibro to Fabulous: Sanctuary Magazine features Freo

Published 9 Mar 2019 by Mayor of Fremantle Brad Pettitt's blog in City of Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt's Blog.

There are lots of good reasons to fix up and adapt rather than build new so I was pleased to see the latest issue of Sanctuary (a magazine dedicated to modern green homes) this issue focus on retrofitting our housing. Over the years I have collected interesting stats like: The demolition of one small old […]

Fremantle Chamber of Commerce Business after Hours – Shopping with Crypto

Published 9 Mar 2019 by Mayor of Fremantle Brad Pettitt's blog in City of Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt's Blog.

There’s lots happening down at the Freo Chamber of Commerce with new CEO Danicia Quinlan starting on Monday. In Business after Hours – Shopping with Crypto is the focus. Fremantle Chamber members Abheeti Kathryn Pass and Sophie Amat know all there is to know about cryptocurrency. In their Business After Hours workshop they’ll explain how […]

(8/3/2019) Arts and Community Grants up for grabs

Published 7 Mar 2019 by laurag in News & Media.

Applications are now open for the City of Fremantle’s latest round of Arts and Community Grants.

Twice a year the City offers arts grants of up to $25,000 and community grants up to $10,000 for projects or activities that contribute to Fremantle’s wellbeing, vibrancy and cultural diversity. The grants are financed from the City’s annual arts pool of $50,000 and community pool of $60,000, which are divided across two funding rounds in March and September.

2 weeks ago in Community , Media release , Community engagement , Arts & culture
(8/3/2019) Arts and Community Grants up for grabs

New life for Freo’s Old Synagogue

Published 7 Mar 2019 by Mayor of Fremantle Brad Pettitt's blog in City of Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt's Blog.

A proposal to breathe new life into an iconic Fremantle heritage building has been approved by Fremantle Council’s planning committee. The plans approved by the committee last night involve converting the old Fremantle Synagogue, on the corner of South Terrace and Parry Street, into a new restaurant and hospitality venue. It will feature four different […]

Samson Precinct Group Meeting

Published 6 Mar 2019 by Freospace in Samson Freospace.

Title: Samson Precinct Group Meeting
Location: Samson Recreation Centre Annex Room
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2019/04/02

Community Safety in Freo: What is happening and who is responsible for what?

Published 2 Mar 2019 by Mayor of Fremantle Brad Pettitt's blog in City of Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt's Blog.

There has been a fair bit of debate about antisocial behaviour and crime in Fremantle the last couple of weeks on the back of some troubling incidents shared on social media and a recent Today Tonight report. While I don’t share the sentiments of some of the more hysterical reactions to this – Fremantle has […]

East Fremantle needs your help — today!

Published 25 Feb 2019 by admin in The Fremantle Society.

The Royal George Hotel and Roofing 2000 Site

The Fremantle Society works with similar groups outside Fremantle when it can, and we have campaigned with Friends of Royal George for months on the issue of the rezoning the Royal George site, and the shocking deal with Saracen that gives them the magnificent hotel for just $576,000 plus GST in return for not doing any of the restoration so far that was supposed to be completed within 36 months, but giving them a massive bonus of up to 7 storeys of apartments on the site.

Then there is the Roofing 2000 site on the corner of Stirling and Canning Highways where the owner is seeking 80 to 100 apartments on a relatively small plot of land.

Submissions are due TODAY by 11.50pm, and its really easy to go to the East Fremantle Council website and make a brief, or lengthy, submission.

The top photo of a possible outcome on the Roofing 2000 site is borrowed from the Friends of Royal George facebook page and shows the obscenity of the current push by government and developers to allow high rise totally out of keeping with local character.

The second photo is from the Town of East Fremantle website and shows the negative impact of 6 storeys on the hotel, not 7 as approved by Lisa Saffioti.

Few people have read the full conservation plan for the Royal George Hotel, but the Fremantle Society has. It outlines the huge social and historical importance of the Royal George Hotel, including the rarity of the rear under building stabling, probably unique in Western Australia and described by one architect as like being in a small cathedral.

That value alone should be enough to ensure no large apartment block is allowed right up next to the hotel.

The Fremantle Society attended a town hall meeting on these two issues last week and asked why the heritage precinct listing for the Royal George Hotel and George Street disappeared some years ago, when the hotel is obviously an important landmark heritage building and George Street is good enough and important enough to have a heritage listing.  Council is looking into it.

Below is what Genevieve Hawks has written on the Friends of Royal George facebook site:

Royal George Hotel (No. 15) and Roofing 2000 (No. 14) submissions:
In brief, East Fremantle Council’s two amendments (Scheme Amendment No. 15 [Royal George Hotel], passed by the Council in June 2018; and Scheme Amendment No. 14 [Roofing 2000], passed by the Council in April 2018) both gave upper height limits to any future developments on those sites. The State Minister for Planning is seeking to modify those amendments in several ways, and we are being asked whether we support those modifications (hence our submissions). ON BOTH SITES, HEIGHT LIMITS HAVE BEEN REMOVED BY THE MINISTER’S MODIFICATIONS. In the case of the Royal George Hotel, the Minister’s modifications cap development at seven storeys, but the height of each storey is OPEN, so potentially the development could be higher than the hotel spire. (This would not be possible under the Council’s original amendment.) In the case of the Sewell Street site (Roofing 2000), the Minister’s modifications potentially allow a 16+ storey building (this would be the tallest building in Fremantle).

The NUMBER OF FLATS that can be built in each development doesn’t really vary that much between the Council’s original amendments and the Minister’s modified amendments: so the choice is basically between shorter and bulkier, or taller and narrower buildings.

If your main concern is HEIGHT, you can state in your submissions that you support the Council’s original amendments (Scheme Amendment No. 15 [Royal George Hotel], passed by the Council in June 2018; and Scheme Amendment No. 14 [Roofing 2000], passed by the Council in April 2018).

If you have ongoing concerns about the impact on the neighbourhood (heritage, amenity, traffic, parking, overlooking, overshadowing, development precedent, local school catchment, etc.) list all of those concerns as well. You may oppose ANY large-scale development on either of those sites (for reasons that you outline) and there is still some value in stating that in your submission. (See GR’s submission on Scheme Amendment No. 14 below [posted by me on 17 February] – it’s a good example of what you might say.)

Sorry for the short notice, but you can do it!

John Dowson
President
John.dowson@yahoo.com

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$50 million to get your vote?

Published 14 Feb 2019 by admin in The Fremantle Society.

Oh No, another Election Year!

Another election year has arrived for local governments and six councillor vacancies will be available in Fremantle.

City Ward (incumbent Cr Pemberton)

South Ward (Cr Strachan)

East Ward (Cr Waltham)

Beaconsfield (Cr Hume)

Hilton (Cr McDonald)

North Fremantle (Cr Jones)

Are you getting value from your councillor? Besides getting $500 a week for attending meetings etc, councillors pay themselves to run those meetings, from a little pot of honey worth $60,000 a year.

On important issues like King’s Square, too many councillors seem either ignorant or disinterested in the details of the spending of $50 million of ratepayer money on a new administration building.

Some seem more interested in ideology. A few weeks ago Cr Strachan (up for re-election) seconded a lunatic-fringe motion to council from Cr Pemberton (up for re-election) to prevent any troops in any parade in Fremantle from carrying weapons (the whole point is the weapons show trust by the City when allowing marches).

On the important subject of the $50 million administration building, Cr Strachan told a ratepayer today: “I do not have a comprehensive set of figures you seem to be asking for available to me at the moment”.

How can a councillor not know the finances of the biggest expenditure of money in Fremantle’s history?

As a result of our last post to you, a resident had written to all councillors with questions about the finances of the King’s Square administration building. At least Cr Strachan was one councillor who replied, as he is very good at doing.

Cr Strachan wrote to the resident: “It is totally inappropriate to make commitments and sign contracts then abandon them because John Dowson thinks it would be nice to have a large open space.”

Cr Strachan’s insulting and false statement ignores the fact that the final contract to build the building has not yet been signed, and it is not just John Dowson who has concerns about the finances and building out the Town Square. Two former WA premiers, two former Fremantle MPs, and all the experts spoken to by the Fremantle Society DO NOT support building the administration building in the town square.

In the same letter Cr Strachan falsely states that:  “the Civic Centre is intended to be the key attractor to Kings Square”. No, the revamped Myer and Queensgate were intended to be the key attractors.

Yes, it is very important to have civic facilities that attract people. The proposed library in the “Civic Centre” will not even be called a library. It will be called a “Community Hub.” Goodbye books, welcome more computers. Goodbye the biggest and best Local History Library in the State – half the staff from which have already been sacked.

The Fremantle Society asked another councillor for the current financial figures, but they didn’t know. The Fremantle Society then asked yet another councillor for the projected rate at paying the building off, and the councillor got the figures all wrong.

So, the Fremantle Society has provided the answers the resident sought from the councillors.

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Great Towns have Great Squares

Published 8 Feb 2019 by admin in The Fremantle Society.

You Have till Next Wednesday

Go and see King’s Square while you can. Walk around it now that the 5841 tons of concrete making up the former administration building have been unsustainably taken down.

Imagine, for probably the last time ever, what King’s Square and its Regency planning from 1833 could finally look like without a huge building there.

But, next Wednesday night, behind closed doors, Fremantle Council’s audit committee will meet to discuss the final shape and cost of the intended new Administration Building, at one time called  ‘Cultural Centre.’

Just over a year ago councillors were asked would they like to save over $20 million and walk away from the large Kerry Hill design. They said no.

The original cost was projected at $47.7 million, and soon climbed to $52 million.

The increasingly cash strapped council is now trying to reduce the building cost to less than $44 million, so they can afford it (and that doesn’t cover the fit out).

Council’s partner, Sirona, who just flicked the ratepayer’s Spicer Site, which they were supposed to develop, to Twiggy Forrest, have just flicked the management of the Administration Building to another company to oversee! More money to Sirona for doing nothing.

Council have not signed the contract to build this building and they do not even know yet if it will have the speculative top floor or not. The top floor will certainly detract from the view of the Town Hall, as former City of Fremantle heritage architect Agnieshka Kiera pointed out.

A posiitve, progressive, sustainable council who cared for the future and appreciated the magic of a true town square for the long term future, would:

a) Save massive future rate rises by putting the council office workers and library elsewhere.

b) Appreciate what the experts have said and what the Fremantle Society has lobbied for for years and give Fremantle the true open space it needs at its heart. Great towns have great squares.

Or, at least defer this project until it is clear that the redeveloped Myer and Queensgate will be filled.

Look at the few council investment property assets that are left. At one time council owned $87.7 million worth of income producing real estate. By building a new $44 million admin building with money it doesn’t have, it will soon have to sell off much of the following:

a) Depot site

b) Car park at Leisure Centre

c) Victoria Hall

d) Car park Josephson and High Streets

and heritage treasures like Union Stores High Street, Furniture Factory Henry Street and Evan Davies Building (Dome) South Terrace.

And of course council may even sell their new administration building.

The $87.7 million of income producing assets will be nothing but a memory, never to be seen again.

You have till next Wednesday to talk with your councillor.

(members@fremantle.wa.gov.au)

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