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5 September 2014

In this issue
  • Port city 'purplification' begins
  • Fremantle becomes joint first 'One Planet Council' in Australia
  • PARK(ing) Day Freo 2014
  • Junk and whitegoods collection
  • Join the Mayors for Peace
  • Fremantle Fun Run 2014
  • We are open Saturdays!
  • Short story competition 2014
  • Fremantle ANZAC Centenary website up and running
  • Strategic plan community update
  • Upcoming road closures
  • Have your say
  • Little Big Shots at Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Upcoming meetings

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Let's go Dockers!


Port city 'purplification' begins

The City of Fremantle is gearing up for a massive September, with AFL finals fever already taking hold of the port city ahead of the Fremantle Dockers' premiership campaign which starts against the Sydney Swans this weekend.

Fremantle's famous 'cappuccino strip' (South Terrace/Market Street) has already started being 'purplified', with painting of the median strip taking place over the weekend. Social media has gone into overdrive and over the next few days the transformation of the city centre with ramp up, with dozens of 'GO FREO' banners and road stencils going up around the city with support from media partners Evoke Media, Channel 7 and The West Australian. View the media release.

One planet council Fremantle becomes joint first 'One Planet Council' in Australia

The City of Fremantle is one of only two local governments in Australia, and only the fourth in the world, to be officially certified as a One Planet Council, recognition which is reserved for exemplary regions around the globe who are leading the charge on sustainable living.  

One Planet Living is an internationally recognised benchmark for sustainability.  It provides a framework and plan of action for projects and organisations to make it easy, attractive and affordable for people to lead happy and healthy lives within Earth's finite resources - one planet's worth of resources. View the media release.

Parking day PARK(ing) Day Freo 2014

Want a free parking bay in Fremantle on Friday 19 September? Want to park your crazy ideas there instead of a boring old car? 

The City of Fremantle & Ecoscape present PARK(ing) Day Freo 2014 - an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into "PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.

The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!

For more information or to register call or email Melanie Bainbridge at the City of Fremantle on 08 9432 9735 or email


Junk and whitegoods collection

Area A (Fremantle, North Fremantle, O'Connor and White Gum Valley) green waste will be collected on Monday 8 September and Area B (Beaconsfield, Hilton and Samson) will be collected on Monday 22 September.

Visit the bulk and green waste collection page.

Kid's drawing

Join the Mayors for Peace

This September the City will host WA's first Mayors for Peace conference which will be open to the public. 

Hiroshima survivor Junko Morimito will join us at this special event to describe her experience as a 13 year old in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb went off. Hear her inspiring story at the Fremantle Town Hall on Monday 22 September from 1.00-3.00 pm.
Before the conference everyone is invited to the Fremantle Peace Walk which will take place on International Peace Day - Sunday 21 September 2014.
Come on down to Bather's Beach at 10.00 am for a walk to Peace Grove followed by BYO picnic, live music and special talks.
The City of Fremantle joined Mayors for Peace around a decade ago as part of a push from cities around the world to work to make sure nuclear disarmament is front and centre of the global agenda.


Fremantle Fun Run 2014

Get your racing shoes on as the Fremantle Fun Run is back again! Choose between a 5km or 10km run that will take you through the beautiful streets of this port city and support the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

This starter's gun will be firing off at Esplanade Reserve, Fremantle at 8.00 am on Sunday 14 September so get cracking and register! For more information or to register online visit the Fremantle Fun Run website


COF worker

We are open Saturdays!

Did you know our customer service centre is open every Saturday between 9.00 am and 12 noon to give you extra flexibility to come see us when your weekdays get a little busy. The centre offers all the same services you receive during the regular weekdays including payments, applications and any other general queries.


Short story competition 2014

The City's positive ageing program is kicking off the 2014 Fremantle, My Place Short Story Competition. This competition invites Fremantle people aged 55 years and older to submit a piece of writing that tells a tale about Fremantle.

Prizes will be awarded at a morning tea at Fremantle Library, 10.00 am on Friday 14 November.
It's a great excuse to get writing with generous prizes up for grabs including a $200 gift voucher for first place, a $100 gift voucher for second place and two $50 gift vouchers for highly commended stories.

Aboriganal flag

Fremantle ANZAC Centenary website up and running

100 long years have passed since 849 Fremantle soldiers left our shores and never came home after WW1. We're searching for historical documents, photos, postcards, medals or memoires related to Fremantle and WW1 to kick-off ANZAC centenary commemorations. For more information visit

Fremantle Story

The best website to discover what's happening in Fremantle.


  • Go Freo Selfie Competition
  • Go Freo Shop Window Competition
  • National Hotel Open Mic Night


Sp Strategic plan community update

We've been striving to be recognised as a unique city of cultural and economic significance.

A half-yearly update on the City's major projects is now available as part of the City of Fremantle Strategic Plan 2010–15. 

Some of the highlights include: Stan Reilly site update, business attraction incentives, plastic bag local law and the City of Fremantle Local Bicycle Plan 2014–15.
Download the update from the strategic and key documents page.

Ginko seeds

Upcoming road closures

Fremantle Fun Run
Sunday 14 September, 8.00–10.00 am. Marine Terrace (between Cliff Street and Capo d'Orlando Drive) and Mews Road (between Capo d'Orlando Drive and South Mole).

Maria SS Del Tindari
Sunday 14 September, 2.00–4.00 pm. Adelaide Street, Queen, Cantonment Street, Market Street, High Street and Collie Street.

The Water Corporation night works
Monday 15 September, 8.00 pm–6.00 am. Pioneer Reserve at the corner of Philimore Street and Market Street.

The works involve horizontal drilling under Market Street which will include removal of sections from the footpath either side of the road. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic management and exclusion zones will be in place while the works are being undertaken. Footpath and infrastructure reinstatements will be completed by the contractors allowing usual footpath and roads access for the following day.


Have your say

The City is seeking comments on a proposed structure plan and an amendment to its local planning scheme. Comments can be made on the community engagement page.

Proposed structure plan – Swanbourne Street
The plan proposes to redevelop land bounded by Swanbourne Street (to the west), Knutsford Street (to the north), Amherst Street (to the east) and Stevens Reserve (to the south).Comments close Tuesday 23 September

Scheme amendment 61
The City is seeking to amend its local planning scheme text to include:

  • Minor revision of the existing development controls for the city centre sits of Sub Area 1.3.2
  • Two new sites, 135 High Street Mall (lot 381) and 35 William Street (lot 101), Fremantle into Sub Area 1.3.2.

Comments close Monday 13 October.


Little Big Shots at Fremantle Arts Centre

Little Big Shots, Australia's premier film festival for kids, is coming to Fremantle Arts Centre this October school holidays! An inspiring, hand-picked selection of leading international and Australian kids films, LBS includes short animations and live action films for all ages which will be screened outdoors in FAC's idyllic Inner Courtyard from Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 October at 9.30 am, 10.30 am and 11.30 am.

Founded in Melbourne in 2004, LBS now holds festivals right around Australia. Each session is less than an hour, showing up to 12 short films designed for particular age groups between 2-15 years. Book your session now as this is sure to be the hottest ticket in Freo next school holidays. Visit

Meeting view 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 the Friday prior to the meeting date on the agenda and minutes page.

Special meeting of council
Wednesday 10 September

Special projects committee
**New time**
Wednesday 10 September, 7.00 pm

Strategic and general services committee
Wednesday 17 September

Ordinary meeting of council
Wednesday 24 September 

Planning services committee
Wednesday 1 October

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