Fremantle NewsBytes

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7 Jun 2013

In this issue
  • Fremantle in 2029
  • Kings Square Project
  • Bulk waste collections
  • Leisure Centre upgrades/pool closures
  • Hidden Treasures - Fremantle's winter music series
  • Looking for more things to do in Fremantle?
  • Esplanade Youth Plaza
  • Booyeembara Park play area
  • What's on at Fremantle Arts Centre?
  • Fremantle train line closures
  • Nyoongar Makuru season
  • Freo WA's first plastic bag free city
  • New directional and real-time parking availability signage

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    Image - Lance Holt students Fred Elton and Sunny Crookes were community speakers at the recent launch event of Fremantle 2029

    Whats will Fremantle be like in 2029?

    In 2029 Fremantle will be 200 years old and Perth's population will have swelled by more than one million people. How will Fremantle adapt to these massive pressures to thrive as a modern, sustainable and liveable city? Be part of the Fremantle 2029: Community Visioning Project for your chance to help shape Fremantle's future.

    The first workshop will be held on Thursday 27 June and will ask the question: "What do we love about Fremantle and want to maintain?”

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

      Kings Square $220m boost for the Fremantle CBD

      The $220m Kings Square Project will see buildings and public space in Fremantle's iconic Kings Square transformed in coming years. It's Fremantle's most important project and will bring real benefits for everyone. Expect to see more retail, more commercial and more people shopping, working and living in the CBD.

      Stage 1 is expected to commence in early 2014.

      For more information click here.

        Bulk waste collections When's my next bulk waste collection?

        It's a question we get a lot so here's some ways to find out.

        Did you know the City provides separate collection services five times per year for general junk (bulk) and green waste (leaves, branches, tree/shrub prunings and grass clippings)?

        The areas and collection dates are listed in the City's annual waste collection calendar and the bulk and green waste map issued to residents.

        You can also use this link to find out specific information including next bulk waste pickups for your property. (click on the 'address search' tab under the map, enter your address, click search and then look at the list of services and dates that appear on the right of your screen).

        For more city services check out the left hand menu on this newsletter.

          Leisure Centre upgrades / pool closures Modernising the Fremantle Leisure Centre

          The Fremantle Leisure Centre pools have now closed and are expected to reopen in early 2014 while major upgrades take place.

          The upgrades will modernise the pools and make the centre a more inviting and energy efficient community hub. Works include $3m upgrades to its pools and the installation of an energy–efficient geothermal heating and cogeneration system.

          Rigorous planning has been undertaken to ensure minimum disruptions to residents, businesses and visitors to the area during these important upgrades.

          For a list of FAQ's regarding memberships and access click here.

            Hidden Treasures Warm your winter with Hidden Treasures

            The ever popular Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series returns next month and will convert unique Fremantle spaces into live music hotspots.

            This year the series will return to the clubs of the West End celebrating local music and artists every Thursday night in July.

            Click here for more details on the City's festivals.

              Fre-Info Looking for more things to do in Fremantle?

              The Fre–info Community Information Service provides a list of all the events, concerts, theatre shows, dining, workshops, exhibitions and everything in between happening in Fremantle.

                Esplanade Youth Plaza Esplanade Youth Plaza gets green light

                An innovative new facility, the $1.2m Esplanade Youth Plaza, is scheduled to begin construction in September this year.

                Located in the south eastern corner of Fremantle's Esplanade Reserve (it will cover less than 10% of the total area of the Esplanade), the plaza will create an inner–city hub for young people and families to enjoy. It will also provide a location for future youth festivals and events.

                For more information including design and features click here.

                  Booyfembara Play areas upgraded at Booyeembara Park

                  Works to include a five–way swing, musical instruments and shade sails at the popular Booyeembara Park play area have begun and are expected to be completed by the end of July. Works also includes a seating area and landscaping.

                  Click here for information on some of the other current infrastructure projects the City is undertaking.

                    Whats on Fremantle Art Centre What's on at Fremantle Arts Centre?

                    FAC is thrilled to announce that one of Australia's most enduring and respected painters, Helen Maudsley, will present her first ever solo exhibition in WA.

                    Other exhibitions include New South Wales installation artist, Michaela Gleave, who will exhibit work inspired by her residency at the CSIRO's Astronomy and Space Division; WA's Jacob Ogden Smith brings together pottery and 3D computer modelling and Tanya Lee brings a humorous energy to her work Personal Space, a multi-screen video installation that documents her absurd suburban adventures.

                    For more details about events, exhibitions, courses and activities at the Fremantle Arts Centre visit the website

                      Fremantle Stn Fremantle train line closures

                      As part of the Perth City Link project the Fremantle train line will be closed between Monday 12 July and Wednesday 17 July and again between Wednesday 31 July and Sunday 4 August.

                      Replacement buses will be available however passengers should allow extra travel time. For more information on the project visit, email or call 13 62 13. Visit for transport options.

                        Nyoongar Makuru Season It's Nyoongar Makuru season!

                        You're probably throwing on that extra blanket when you go to sleep at night or sheltering from the rain during the day, which means it is now Makuru – the Nyoongar season from June to July.

                          BYO Bags Freo WA's first plastic bag free city

                          From August 2013, single use, non-biodegradable plastic bags (checkout style bags) will be banned in Fremantle (including its suburbs).You may be offered the option to purchase a fully biodegradable bag for 10c .We only use plastic bags for minutes, but many of them can take hundreds of years to break down in landfill and cause massive damage to marine environments.

                            New Directional Real Time Parking Availability Signage CBD signage gets an overhaul

                            To provide an enhanced visitor experience for people visiting Fremantle, the City is currently undertaking major enhancements to parking and directional signage in the Fremantle CBD.

                            You have probably already noticed the new signage at major entry points but stay tuned for digital signs showing real-time availability of car bays at Fremantle's major car parks being activated. There's also an iphone parking app in development!

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