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18 November 2013

In this issue
  • New Fremantle council boundaries announced
  • New late night taxi rank in Freo
  • Kings Square design competition shortlist announced
  • Fremantle 2029 workshop #4 this week!
  • City picks up two silvers at WA Tourism Awards
  • Fancy a swim?  South Fremantle High School pool is open for summer
  • Get into the Christmas spirit
  • Fremantle Arts Centre bazaar is on again!
  • Calling all Gen Y architects
  • Santa Fun Run through Freo
  • Fremantle EHO receives professional award
  • City to restore 159 year old Fremantle heritage icon
  • Wear a white ribbon to stop violence against women
  • Relax in the outdoor reading room
  • Rabbit and other pest control
  • Customer service centre trial ends this month
  • Upcoming meetings

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Map New Fremantle council boundaries announced

While it's still not quite official yet, Fremantle looks set to gain East Fremantle, Bicton, Palmyra, Coogee, Hamilton Hill, Spearwood and Rottnest Island as part of the state government's local government reform project.

In an announcement released last week, the state government recognised Fremantle as WA's second city and a key strategic centre. The new boundaries will increase the City's population base from ~30,000 to ~80,000 people and is in line with Fremantle council's and the local community's preferred vision for local government reform.

For more information read the city's media release.

Keosk New late night taxi rank in Freo

A new, relocated secure taxi rank began operating in Fremantle last Friday night (15 November) as a way of improving safety and security and reducing waiting times for taxis in peak night time demand periods.

The new taxi rank­–which will operate between 10.00 pm and 6.00 am on Friday and Saturday nights out of the Henderson Street Mall–is expected to reduce anti-social behaviour with significantly upgraded security including better trained and more engaging security personnel, increased use of CCTV and the implementation of specialised ID machines.

For more information view the media release.

King Square

Kings Square design competition shortlist announced

Following an extensive evaluation process, three architects have been shortlisted to take on the design and planning of a $45m development forming part of the City of Fremantle's $220m Kings Square Project.

The shortlist was selected from 53 eligible stage 1 entries by an expert independent jury. The three architects will now prepare more detailed stage two submissions which will be judged on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 December 2013. The eventual winner is expected to be announced in mid December 2013 and will be commissioned to design, document and administer the project through to completion.

A public exhibition of the shortlisted submissions will occur after the final judging.

For more information read the media release.

Workshop

Fremantle 2029 workshop #4 this week!

Come along and have your say on Fremantle's future at the final interactive workshop for the Fremantle 2029 Community Visioning Project. Workshop #4 is taking place this Thursday 21 November from 6.30 pm at Moores Building Fremantle.

For more information and to register go to www.fremantle2029.com.au.

Award City picks up two silvers at WA Tourism Awards

The City of Fremantle's tourism efforts have been recognised by industry leaders, with the City taking out two silver awards at the 2013 Perth Airport Western Australian Tourism Awards.

The silver medals were for:

  • Fremantle Visitor Centre – Visitor Information and Services category
  • City of Fremantle – Local Government Award for Tourism.


For more information read WA Tourism Awards annual event.

Pool Fancy a swim?  South Fremantle High School pool is open for summer

The South Fremantle Senior High School pool is now open to the public during the Fremantle Leisure Centre redevelopment upgrade.

For opening times and information on how to purchase your entry card visit South Fremantle pool information.

Xmas Get into the Christmas spirit

The annual switching on of the Christmas tree lights is on again in Fremantle. Come down and experience a night full of Christmas magic on Friday 29 November, The fun begins at 6.30 pm in Kings Square. Lights will be turned on at 7.30 pm. 

There will be lots of free fun, entertainment and activities for the entire family.

Visit Christmas Spirit 2013 for more details.

Fremantle Art Centre Fremantle Arts Centre bazaar is on again!

WA's best Christmas market returns to Fremantle Arts Centre this December. Over three days from Friday 6 December to Sunday 8 December 2013 you can rummage through a huge hand-picked selection of locally designed gifts.

For more information visit Fremantle Arts Centre bazaar 2013.

Lot 7 Calling all Gen Y architects

LandCorp recently announced an exciting opportunity for emerging WA architects to make their mark professionally and leave a lasting legacy for the state's next generation of homeowners.

Architects who fall into the Generation Y category (under 37 years old) are invited to unleash their imaginations and enter LandCorp's Gen Y Demonstration House Competition.

For further information and to register to enter visit the LandCorp project.

Santa Run Santa Fun Run through Freo

The Santa 4km Variety Fun Run is on again. Come along dressed as Santa and have some fun on Sunday 1 December at 7.30 am starting from the Esplanade Reserve Fremantle.

For more information visit Santa Fun Run
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EHO Fremantle EHO receives professional award

Congratulations to City of Fremantle Environmental Health Officer Emily Dunn, who was presented with the prestigious Harold Salter award at the Environmental Health Australia 38th National Conference in September. The award recognizes Emily as the 2012 Curtin University Bachelor of Science undergraduate student possessing the highest degree of professional aptitude.

FTI

City to restore 159 year old Fremantle heritage icon

One of Fremantle's oldest heritage buildings, the 159 year old City-owned Fremantle Boys School Building occupied by the Film and Television Institute (FTI), has received $850k funding from the City for the first stage of its restoration.

For more information read the media release.

White Ribbon Wear a white ribbon to stop violence against women

The City is supporting White Ribbon Day on Monday 25 November to raise awareness about violence against women in our community. The City encourages others to do the same. From this week, community members are invited to join in the various events around the city.

To find out more visit White Ribbon Day.

Outdoor reading room Relax in the outdoor reading room

Fremantle City Library's outdoor reading room is back again for summer. The outdoor reading room is located in Kings Square for everyone to freely read books, magazines and current newspapers.

Come by and browse, read a while, then leave the materials for someone else to enjoy. Open 9.30 am–4.30 pm Monday to Friday until Friday 28 March 2014.

Beach

Rabbit and other pest control

The City will be undertaking rabbit and other pest control over the next few months at these locations:

  • Bathers Beach
  • Esplanade Reserve
  • Prawn Bay
  • South Beach.

The City regularly undertakes rabbit and other pest control using approved methods.

Contact the City on 08 9432 9999 to report rabbit activity or for more information.

Customer Service Customer service centre trial ends this month

The City's customer service centre trial period on Saturday mornings is coming to an end Saturday 30 November 2013.

Visit service and information for further details.

Nort Freo Sorrel Park pedestrian bridge works

The Sorrel Park pedestrian bridge along northbank, North Fremantle will be closed from Monday 25 November while construction works take place. The works are expected to take one week to complete and signs will be up notifying alternative paths around the worksite.

For more information visit the news and media story.

Meeting Upcoming meetings

All below meetings begin at 6.00 pm at the council chambers unless otherwise stated. To access the meeting after hours, take the curved staircase opposite the old Myer building near the children's playground in Kings Square.

For special access needs phone 08 9432 9830 during office hours. Agenda will be available closer to the meeting date on the agenda and minutes page.

Planning services committee
Wednesday 20 November

Ordinary council meeting
Wednesday 27 November

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