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9 July 2013

In this issue
  • Fremantle 2029
  • Leisure centre goes geothermal
  • Gyuto Monks on their way
  • A tall ship adventure!
  • Grand old lady up in lights
  • Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series
  • Kids holiday courses at Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Indian Ocean Skyshow wins award!
  • Beat school boredom
  • Now that's experience!
  • Repairs to North Fremantle liberty swing
  • Free mulch for your garden!
  • Seeking community minded people
  • Fremantle train line disruptions this week!

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Fremantle 2029 Fremantle in 2029

The first workshop in the Fremantle 2029 Community Visioning Project was held on 27 June at the Esplanade Hotel with close to 100 people attending. The question was "what do you value most about our community and place?”

It's not too late to be part of the Fremantle 2029: Community Visioning Project. This is your chance to help shape Fremantle's future. The next workshop will be held on 25 July 2013 at Notre Dame's Drill Hall.

Visit, like the Fremantle2029 Facebook Page or follow on Twitter @freo2029.

Leisure Leisure centre goes geothermal

A new state-of-the-art drill rig has arrived at Fremantle Park as the first stage of the Fremantle Leisure Centre's cogeneration heating upgrade began this month.

Fremantle Mayor, Brad Pettitt, turned the first sod to officially open the project which will see the City's overall annual carbon emissions reduced by 5% (about 260 tonnes per year).

For more information click here.

Gyuto Monks Gyuto Monks on their way

The very popular (and world famous!) Gyuto Monks of Tibet are back for another two weeks between Tuesday 16 and Sunday 28 July at the Fremantle Town Hall. The monks will share their ancient cultural tradition and shower us with their love, compassion and humour.

For more information click here.

Ship A tall ship adventure!

Tall ships from around the world are sailing to Australia with the first three ships from Holland expected to arrive in Fremantle on 27 July.

There will be a range of activities and events on offer, including an official public welcome at Fremantle Port.

Keep a lookout in the local papers for further details and for more information on a range of upcoming maritime events click here.

Victoria Hall Grand old lady up in lights

Want to see one of Fremantle's most iconic landmarks in a whole different light? Then swing past Victoria Hall, located in High Street, to see the refurbished 117 year old light up the night sky with some recently installed up-lighting. 

The up-lighting not only looks good, it also improves night time security in the area and is part of the City's ongoing initiative to improve lighting in Fremantle.

Hidden Treasures Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series

Beat the winter blues and celebrate Fremantle's unique music culture. Four venues along High Street will host musical acts warming up the West End  every Thursday in July. Tickets from $10.To download a program click here.

Kids School holiday courses at Fremantle Arts Centre

Be inspired and learn new skills in a supportive and stimulating environment at one of Fremantle Arts Centre's school holiday courses. All courses are taught by practicing artists in our beautiful studios. Learning areas include painting, drawing, clay, felting, animation, kid's jewellery and performing arts. Enrol now here.

Indian Ocean Skyshow Indian Ocean Skyshow wins award!

The City of Fremantle's hugely popular Indian Ocean Sky show has won the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce, 2013 Fremantle Business Award for Outstanding Community Event (non-commercial). The City's event management team (pictured with Mayor Brad Pettitt) puts together the annual extravaganza which this year attracted some 50,000 people.

School Holiday Beat school holiday boredom

The July school holidays are here so if you're 12-25 years old and interested in drama, mosaics, parkour or fixing up your bicycle, the City has something for you. Activities are FREE but bookings are essential.  Click here to reserve your spot.

Helen Lawrence Now that's experience!

The Fremantle Community Legal Centre recently unearthed a file from way back in 1984 about the development of the Consumer Credit Legal and Welfare Service; the forerunner to our current service. 

Named in this document was Senior Solicitor Helen Lawrence, who was one of the centre's first employees. 

Today, almost 30 years on, Helen still provides much needed legal advice to the community as part of an energetic team of solicitors and advocates assisting clients with legal advice, financial counselling, and tenancy and welfare rights.

Find out more about the services provided by the Fremantle Community Legal Centre by clicking here.

Liberty Swing Repairs to North Fremantle liberty swing

Repair works are currently underway to the liberty swing at  Gordon Dedman Reserve in North Fremantle. The liberty swing allows people in wheelchairs or with other disabilities the opportunity to experience the joy of having a swing in the park.

We hope to have the swing back in operation by the end of July and apologise for any inconvenience. For local alternatives visit the news and media section of the City's website here.

Free Garden Mulch Free mulch for your verge garden!

Free mulch is available for Fremantle residents to collect on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July. You'll need to have your garden inspected first to ensure it complies with City guidelines. 

To arrange an inspection call the parks and landscape team on 08 9432 9999.

Community minded people Seeking community minded people

The City is seeking interested people to nominate for the Access and Inclusion Consulting Committee (formerly known as the Disability Access Consulting Committee).

The committee will provide advice to the City to ensure accessibility and inclusiveness for people with disabilities and their carers.

Email to nominate or for more information.

Fremantle Station Fremantle train line disruptions this week!

A reminder that the Fremantle train line will be out of action from 12-17 July and again from 31 July - 4 August. Buses will replace the trains. This will affect some AFL games including the Western Derby on 14 July. For more information click here.

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