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7 November 2014

In this issue
  • Council reform and what it means for you
  • City takes gold at 2014 WA tourism awards
  • ANZAC Centenary events
  • Fremantle Festival Street Parade
  • Green waste collection
  • Family fun day at Fremantle Leisure Centre
  • Rocky Bay fire management information session
  • White Ribbon Day
  • Christmas Spirit – switching on the lights in Kings Square
  • Catch the netball fever
  • What's on at the library
  • Afternoon tea dance for over 55s
  • Free bike engraving day
  • Fire break notice
  • Wexford Way road closure
  • Do you know what the yellow road lines mean?
  • Have your say
  • Customer service centre no longer open Saturdays
  • Upcoming meetings

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Council reform and what it means for you

Council reform and what it means for you

From 1 July 2015 the City of Fremantle will amalgamate with the Town of East Fremantle and expand to include Bicton, Palmyra, Hamilton Hill, part of North Coogee and Rottnest Island. Parts of O'Connor and Samson east of Stock Road will be ceded to Melville.

Visit our local government reform FAQ page for more information including detailed maps of the boundaries.

City takes gold at 2014 WA tourism awards City takes gold at 2014 WA tourism awards

The City of Fremantle's efforts in promoting Fremantle as a world-class tourist destination have been recognised with gold and bronze medals at the 2014 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards.

The City took gold in the Local Government Award for Tourism category and the City-owned and operated Fremantle Visitor Centre took bronze in the Visitor Information and Services category. Also making the finals was the City's 2013 AFL Grand Final Broadcast & Street Festival. Find out more.

ANZAC Centenary events

The City proudly presents these upcoming events. Visit www.anzacfremantle.com.au for more information:

Honouring the 849 Honouring the 849

As a special tribute to the Fremantle servicemen who died in World War One, the names of all 849 men will be digitally projected onto the Fremantle Town Hall, alongside imagery of some of these soldiers and sailors on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 November from 7.00–10.00 pm.

The projections were made possible thanks to the visual artistry of Frankensound who worked with the City of Fremantle to come up with the concept. Find out more.

ANZAC Centenary: Submarine Centenary Memorabilia Fair ANZAC Centenary: Submarine Centenary Memorabilia Fair

Along with the centenary of the Great War, 2014 marks the centenary of Submarines in Australia. To commemorate their 100 year history, a number of activities, conferences and commemorative services will be held on Sunday 9 November from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm at the Fremantle Town Hall. Find out more.

Remembrance Day and laying of 849 crosses Remembrance Day and laying of 849 crosses

As a special tribute to the Fremantle servicemen who died in World War One, students from local schools will lay crosses with the names of all 849 men who lived in the greater Fremantle area, who embarked on transport ships that would take them to far away fields and never return on Remembrance Day, Tuesday 11 November.

The City's commemoration will begin at 10.55 am at the Monument Hill War Memorial Reserve. View the media release. Find out more.

Fremantle Festival Street Parade Fremantle Festival Street Parade

The Fremantle Festival is drawing to a close but not before the street parade kicks off on Sunday 9 November from 3.00 to 6.00 pm at South Terrace. This decades-old Fremantle tradition sees pedestrians reclaiming the streets as floats of every size, shape and colour make their way through the heart of the city. Come down early, grab a stick of chalk and express yourself in this mass art event. Find out more.

Green waste collection Green waste collection

Area A (Fremantle, North Fremantle, O'Connor and White Gum Valley) green waste will be collected on Monday 1 December and Area B (Beaconsfield, Hilton and Samson) will be collected on Monday 8 December.

Bulk waste bins will be available on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December at the Montreal Street depot. Find out more.

Family fun day at Fremantle Leisure Centre Family fun day at Fremantle Leisure Centre

This year the Fremantle Leisure Centre is celebrating active lifestyles and the joys of family at the Fremantle Leisure Centre 2014 Family Fun Day on Sunday 9 November from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm at the Fremantle Leisure Centre (10 Shruffrey Street).

Activities include mini golf challenge, rock climbing wall, floating inflatables, bungee run, gladiator duel and a kids train and chair ride. Don't forget to bring a picnic rug to relax on the grassy area while listening to the tunes of the Groovy Bananas – a family-friendly three piece band. Entry is $2. Find out more.

Rocky Bay fire management information session Rocky Bay fire management information session

Come down to a Rocky Bay fire management information session by the City of Fremantle with support from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Beeliar District on Tuesday 25 November, between 6.45 and 7.45 pm at the North Fremantle Community Hall (6 Thompson Road, North Fremantle).

Community members will be given information on what they can do to be prepared and how they can contribute to fire management at Rocky Bay as well as ask questions.

Fremantle Story

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Upcoming:

  • Freopedia Heritage Tour
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Visit www.fremantlestory.com.au

White Ribbon Day White Ribbon Day

The City is supporting White Ribbon Day on Tuesday 25 November to raise awareness about violence against women in our community. The City encourages others to do the same and community members are invited to join in the various events around the city. Find out more.

Christmas Spirit – switching on the lights in Kings Square

Christmas Spirit – switching on the lights in Kings Square

Mayor Dr Brad Pettitt will switch on the lights of the giant Moreton Bay fig tree in Kings Square at the City's Christmas Spirit event on Friday 28 November at 6.30 pm.

This will be a special fundraising lighting this year as we encourage visitors to the tree to donate to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. St John's Choir, Acapella West, High Voltage and WASAMBA will all be there for entertainment with local food vans and the Mad Hatter Markets open for your Christmas shopping.

For more information about what's on in Fremantle over the Christmas season. Find out more.

Catch the netball fever

Catch the netball fever

The new netball season starts end of November at the Samson Recreation Centre so grab your friends and family, form a team and show the competition what you're made of! Games are Monday and Wednesday from 6.15 pm and Thursday mornings (crèche available).

Other sports available: seniors badminton (Monday and Wednesday, 12.30–2.30 pm), yoga (Thursday, 12 noon–1.30 pm (school term only)) and tennis courts available for hire (call the centre or 08 9432 9549 to book courts. Phone payment required). Find out more.

What's on at the library

Gwenyth Ewens Children's Art Exhibition

Gwenyth Ewens Children's Art Exhibition

View Fremantle heritage buildings through the artworks of students at the Gwenyth Ewens Children's Art Exhibition running from Thursday 13 to Saturday 29 November at the Fremantle City Library (located in the children's area).

The artwork was submitted by students in years 6 and 7 from local schools as part of an annual youth art competition during 2014 Heritage Week. Find out more.

New library operating hours – now open Sundays! New library operating hours – now open Sundays!

The library is now open every Sunday between 12 noon and 4.00 pm. The library will also operate with new hours Monday to Thursday (9.00 am–6.00 pm) and Friday to Saturday (9.00 am–5.00 pm).

Afternoon tea dance for over 55s Afternoon tea dance for over 55s

It's time once again to put on your favourite dancing shoes for the Afternoon Tea Dance on Friday 21 November, 1.00–4.00 pm at the Fremantle Town Hall. Tickets are free and can be collected from the customer service centre. Contact 08 9432 9999 or email activfreo@fremantle.wa.gov.au to find out more.

Free bike engraving day

Free bike engraving day

Bring your bike down to Kings Square this Saturday 8 November between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm and get it engraved with your details (just bring along your WA Driver's Licence as the number will be used as your identifying mark. Children may use their parents WA MDL (drivers licence).

Bike engraving is one of the steps you can take to secure your bike from theft. Local police and the City's CBD Safety & Liaison Officers will also be handing out free lights and bells. Find out more.

Fire break notice

Fire break notice

All residents and owners of property in the City of Fremantle and Town of East Fremantle are required to clear flammable material from their property by Sunday 30 November 2014 or within 14 days of becoming a resident or property owner if it is after the due date. Once installed, the firebreak must be maintained until Tuesday 31 March 2015. More information on the requirements is listed on our fire prevention page.

If you believe the firebreaks would be impractical you may apply to the City of Fremantle or Town of East Fremantle (for East Fremantle residents) by Saturday 15 November for permission to provide alternative firebreaks. If permission is not granted, you will be required to comply with the requirements. Penalties apply. Find out more.

Wexford Way road closure

Wexford Way road closure

Wexford Way, O'Connor will be closed to vehicle traffic at the Bellamy Street intersection from December 2014 for about six months as part of a temporary trial. The South Street entrance to Wexford Way will remain unchanged.

The closure follows community consultation into the area revealing local residents were being disrupted due to an unacceptable high level of through traffic going through the area. The City will measure the effects on local traffic throughout the trial. Contact 08 9432 9999 or email info@fremantle.wa.gov.au to find out more.

Do you know what the yellow road lines mean? Do you know what the yellow road lines mean?

Those continuous yellow lines on the road mean that this is the same as a 'no stopping zone' and motorists cannot stop their vehicles anywhere along the line. By not stopping here traffic can flow freely and pedestrians will be kept safe from cars darting around parked vehicles.

There are penalties for stopping along the lines and you must not stop on a continuous yellow line (as outlined under Road Traffic Code 2000). Find out more.

Have your say

The City is seeking comments for the below. To comment or for more information visit our community engagement page:

Draft integrated transport strategy Draft integrated transport strategy

The integrated transport strategy (ITS) will become a blueprint as Fremantle transitions toward a more connected city and includes guidelines for car parking, public transport and the encouragement of healthy commuting.

26 Parry Street (DAP80005/14) 26 Parry Street (DAP80005/14)

Comments for 26 Parry Street, Fremantle WA 6160 (application DAP80005/14) must be submitted by Friday 14 November 2014. The application proposes four storey mixed use development with basement (including eight multiple dwellings).

Former Kim Beazley school site Former Kim Beazley school site

Comments on the draft local planning policy 3.15 former Kim Beazley school site – White Gum Valley must be made by Tuesday 25 November 2014. The policy guides the residential outcomes as set out within the White Gum Valley Local Structure Plan.

Victoria Quay Precinct plans Victoria Quay Precinct plans

The City invites comments on the final draft precinct plans to revitalise Victoria Quay and the adjacent areas of Fremantle Station and Pioneer Park. Comments close Thursday 27 November 2014.

Customer service centre no longer open Saturdays Customer service centre no longer open Saturdays

The customer service centre will no longer be open on Saturdays due to low and infrequent number of customers. The centre is still open Monday to Fridays between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm.

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 projects committee
Wednesday 12 November

Library advisory committee
Wednesday 12 November, 5.30 pm in the committee room

Strategic and general services committee
Wednesday 19 November

Ordinary meeting of council
Wednesday 26 November

Planning services committee
Wednesday 3 December

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