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13 February 2014

In this issue
  • Be part of Fremantle's story
  • Free bike bells!
  • Welcome new businesses
  • Fremantle Leisure Centre upgrades update!
  • Making your business sustainable
  • Labour Day public holiday operating hours
  • New courses at The Meeting Place
  • Have your say

  • 25under25 submissions open
  • Gen Y Demonstration house competition shortlisted
  • Buster the Fun Bus is back
  • What's on at the library
  • Fremantle Heritage Festival applications open
  • Upcoming meetings

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Couple drinking beer Be part of Fremantle's story

The City is inviting people from Western Australia, Australia and around the world to be part of Fremantle's rich history and exciting future with its innovative new campaign: "Fremantle. Be part of the story.” The cornerstone of the new campaign is a website which lists everything Fremantle has to offer visitors. Visit the Fremantle. Be part of the story website.

A man riding bike Free bike bells!

Did you know it is mandatory to have a bell, horn or other warning device fitted to your bicycle to signal pedestrians when you are nearby? Don't worry if you don't currently have one, as the City is giving away free bike bells during February! Simply visit and ask for your free bike bell at the City's customer service centre front counter.

Couples holding each other in front of a shop

Welcome new businesses!

Did you know Fremantle has seen over a dozen new businesses open in the last six months?

This is a very strong signal that enterprising modern business owners truly believe in Fremantle's offering and are willing to invest and capitalise during this exciting period of revitalisation. Visit the business and investment page

Construction workers

Fremantle Leisure Centre upgrades update

The leisure centre is still very much a construction site and it is expected to reopen early April. Current works include tiling and paving which is expected to be finished by the end of the month as well as the installation of handrails, dividing screens and water playground equipment.

A reminder that the leisure centre gym remains open and the South Fremantle Senior High School pool is available. Visit the Fremantle Leisure Centre page for more information on the upgrades.

Living Smart Logo Making your business sustainable

Register and come along to a new course by Living Smart on how to make your business more sustainable. Topics will include waste, power, transport, procurement and healthy business as well as giving practical ways to save money.

Course runs over eight weeks from Tuesday 25 February, 6.00–7.00 pm at Victoria Hall (179 High Street, Fremantle). Visit the registration page for more information.

Picture of City Building Labour Day public holiday operating hours

All City of Fremantle services will be closed on the Monday 3 March Labour Day public holiday except for:

  • Fremantle Arts Centre (open 10.00 am–5.00 pm)
  • Fremantle Leisure Centre gym (open 7.00 am–5.00 pm)
  • Fremantle Visitor Centre (open 10.00 am–4.00 pm)
  • Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery (Gallery open 10.00 am–5.00 pm/cafe open 10.00 am–4.00 pm) 
  • South Fremantle Senior High School pool (open 7.00 am–5.00 pm).

Waste will be collected as usual if your bins are normally collected on a Monday.

Meeting place New courses at The Meeting Place

Term 1 has just begun at The Meeting Place with plenty of adult–learning courses available including various language classes, vegan cooking, yoga classes and a variety of 'green' community, creative and social groups.

View the term 1 – summer program.


Have your say

North Fremantle Bowling Club

An information session will be held Monday 17 February on Area 5 Football's proposal to lease the north eastern bowling green of North Fremantle Bowling Club and convert it into two 5–a–side soccer pitches.

This will provide the City's residents with great new recreation opportunities. The information session will run from 6.00 to 8.00 pm at North Fremantle Bowling Club (8 Thompson Road, North Fremantle). Visit the community engagement page.

Rocky Bay

Rocky Bay Heritage Trail

A consultation session will be held on Monday 24 February to assist the City in developing plans for improving the Rocky Bay Heritage Trail. The planned works will focus on improving access and safety for users while preserving the natural character. 

Syrinx Environmental will also present draft concepts, site assessment and other necessary criteria. The session will run from 6.00 to 8.00 pm at the North Fremantle Bowling Club. Email for more information or to provide feedback if you cannot attend.

Hilton Traffic

Hilton traffic

The City is conducting a local area traffic management study in the area bounded by Carrington Street, Winterfold Road, Collick Street, Holmes Place and Rennie Crescent (south) and is seeking community feedback to help with the study. Visit the Hilton Traffic plan page.


Knutsford site development

The City is seeking comments on a Development Assessment Panel application to develop land at 20 Knutsford Street, Fremantle that will include a combination of group and multiple dwellings.

An information session will be held on Tuesday 4 March between 5.30 and 6.00 pm at the City of Fremantle Reception Room. Comments close Tuesday 11 March. Visit the community engagement page.

Entrance to Exhibition 25under25 submissions open

The City is looking for the next generation of young emerging artists to put in a submission for the 2014 25under25 art exhibition. The exhibition will run from Friday 4 to Sunday 13 April during National Youth Week at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery.

All mediums will be considered, just remember to submit them before Friday 21 February. Visit the 25under25 page.

Picture of lot 7 Gen Y Demonstration house competition shortlisted

Landcorp has announced a shortlist of emerging Western Australian architects who will compete for the chance to design a purpose–built home for Generation Y.

The winning architect's design will be used for lot 7 of Landcorp's White Gum Valley Estate. View the media release.

Fun Bus

Buster the Fun Bus is back

Buster the Fun Bus has returned from holidays and is back supporting parents and children for term 1! Buster is a free service for families with children aged 0–5 years and runs from Tuesday to Friday. Buster travels to community parks and venues throughout the Cities of Fremantle and Melville offering parents the opportunity to meet, relax and socialise with other parents in the local area.

Visit the Buster the Fun Bus page for the timetable.

Emmanuel Mollois

What's on at the library

Master the art of French baking

Let Australian–based Frenchie, Emmanuel Mollois guide you as he tantalises your tastebuds with his new guide to making French pastries and desserts, Pâtissier on Thursday 27 February.

Emmanuel will be talking about his cook book at Fremantle City Library from 12 noon to 1.00 pm. Event is free but bookings are required (please note: this is not a cooking class). Visit the registration page.

Town Hall

Preserve your memories with the local history collection

Don't let your favourite photos of the past fade away.....preserve them by donating them to the local history collection! The City's local history collection is Fremantle's primary and central source of historical information and contains one of the largest collections in the state. Donating your photos to the collection will guarantee that they will be digitally preserved and added to the collection dating back to 1829.

Have a chat with the library team who will be more than happy to digitise your photos and add it to the already extensive photo collection of more than 6 000 digitised photos. The collection also contains 650 digitised oral histories, 2 000 books, maps and council minutes. Visit the local history collection page.

Vintage markets

Fremantle Heritage Festival applications open

Those who see themselves creating an event, entering the history awards or performing during the May Fremantle Heritage Festival can now apply. During the festival, Fremantle comes alive with music, events, workshops, tours, activities and awards that connect locals and visitors to the city through its rich history.

Visit the Fremantle Heritage Festival page or like the Facebook page.

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 King's 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.

Planning services committee
Wednesday 19 February

Ordinary council
Wednesday 26 February

Planning services committee
Wednesday 5 March

Strategic and general services
Wednesday 12 March

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