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6 November 2013

In this issue
  • Council election results
  • Youth plaza construction commences at Esplanade Reserve
  • Remembrance Day service
  • Winners are grinners
  • Fremantle 2029 workshop four
  • City disappointed by plastic bag decision
  • It's not too late to be part of Fremantle Festival 2013!
  • Warm weather means Courtyard Music at FAC
  • Local footy legend to speak at the Fremantle City Library!
  • Freo turns blue for World Diabetes Day
  • Be part of Seniors Week
  • Cat Act now in effect
  • Meetings

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Brad Pattit Council election results

The 2013 local government elections were completed last month with Dr Brad Pettitt re-elected for another term as Fremantle's Mayor. Mayor Pettitt was returned along with other council incumbents Sam Wainwright, Doug Thompson and Andrew Sullivan.

The only new member of council is local businessman, Simon Naber, who replaces the retiring Tim Grey-Smith in City Ward.

For detailed election results visit the WA Electoral Commission Fremantle results page.

For updated details about the current Fremantle Council visit the meet your elected members section of the City's website.

Missing from main image above: Cr Simon Naber and Cr Ingrid Waltham

Youth Plaza Youth plaza construction commences at Esplanade Reserve

You may have noticed that construction of Fremantle's Esplanade Youth Plaza has started, with the site now fenced off and earthmoving equipment in action.

There is complete public access to the remainder of the Esplanade for the duration of construction, with the $1.6 million world-class facility expected to be completed by April 2014.

The Esplanade car park forms part of the site and approximately 60 bays will be unavailable during construction.

For more information and updates visit: Esplanade Youth Plaza project.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day service

Come and join us to remember the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. The  annual Remembrance Day Memorial Service will take place on Monday 11 November at Monument Hill Memorial Reserve, High Street Fremantle. Assembly at 10.45 am for service commencement at 11.00 am.

BPay Winners Winners are grinners

Congratulations to the four lucky winners of our 'Register to receive your rates online' competition who each pocketed $500 just for registering and paying their rates using BPAY View.

  • Patricia & Kay Keith-Magee
  • Robin & Suzanne Olsen
  • Gordon Aplin (pictured left) & Rosemary Young
  • Belinda (pictured right) & Malcolm Evans

With BPAY View you can receive your future rates notices online, delivered straight into your internet banking inbox.

For more information visit the winners page.

Workshop Fremantle 2029 workshop four

The fourth and final interactive workshop for the Fremantle 2029 Community Visioning Project is taking place on Thursday 21 November from 6.30 pm at Moores Building Fremantle.

Come along to have your say on Fremantle's future and the actions we need to take to achieve this vision.

For more information and to register go to

Plastic bag City disappointed by plastic bag decision

The City is disappointed its innovative local law designed to reduce plastic waste in Fremantle was disallowed by the State Legislative Council on Tuesday 29 October.

The City will now assess options, which will include the potential to redraft and resubmit the local law. The City will also be looking at other ways to reduce plastic waste in Fremantle including some voluntary community initiatives.

Read the media release or visit the City's dedicated webpage on plastic bag reduction.

Festival It's not too late to be part of Fremantle Festival 2013!

Australia's longest running festival, the Fremantle Festival, continues through until 10 November 2013. Some of the events this week include: Norfolk Lanes, Fremantle Beer & Food festival and the Festival of Lights. Also, don't miss the famous street parade on Sunday 10 November.

To download a festival program go to the City's festivals page or visit the Facebook page 'Fremantle Festival'.

Warm weather means Courtyard Music at FAC Warm weather means Courtyard Music at FAC

Fremantle Arts Centre's free courtyard music has returned this year with one of its strongest line ups to date. Perfect for those lazy Sunday afternoons, this annual event is WA's best family-friendly free music series and features some of the country's most respected, talented and in-demand artists.

The series continues every Sunday afternoon until March 2014. (except Sunday 8 December)

For more information visit Fremantle Arts Centre website.

Brian Ciccotosto Local footy legend to speak at the Fremantle City Library!

Fremantle City Library invites you to the annual meeting of library members on Tuesday 12 November 2013 at 6.00 pm.

Join guest speaker Brian Ciccotosto, a former champion footballer and president of the South Fremantle Football Club, as he shares his long and colourful history with the club.

RSVP by calling 08 9432 9766 or by email to

Freo turns blue for World Diabetes Day

To support World Diabetes Day on Thursday 14 November 2013, the City is joining other cities around the world and lighting up two of its most iconic buildings blue.

Visit the World Diabetes day website for more information, including how you can play a part in bringing awareness of this important health issue to the community.

Dancing Lady
Still Me
Be part of Seniors Week

To celebrate Seniors Week in our community we have two not-to-be-missed free events.

Seniors afternoon tea dance: Come along for a lovely afternoon tea, a live band and prizes, Thursday 14 November from 1.00–4.00 pm in the Fremantle Town Hall.

Still Me: A photography exhibition by Christine Gosfield displaying 20 photographic portraits of each individual's unique life. The exhibition will run from Wednesday 13 November to Monday 18 November 2013 at Kidogo Arthouse, Bathers Beach.

For more information about Seniors Week visit the positive ageing section of the City's website.

Cat Cat Act now in effect

The state government's Cat Act, which requires the identification, registration and sterilisation of domestic cats, came into full effect on Friday 1 November. 

The Act gives local governments the power to administer and enforce the legislation which aims to encourage responsible cat ownership and better management of the unwanted impacts of cats on the community and environment. 

All cats that have reached 6 months of age are required to be:
  • microchipped
  • sterilised
  • registered with the City.

Cats will be required to wear a collar and registration tag to ensure your cat can be easily identified and returned if lost. 

To download a registration form click here.

Meetings Meetings

Planning services committee 
Wednesday 6 November

Strategic & general services committee
Wednesday 13 November

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