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10 June 2014

In this issue
  • Hidden Treasures in July
  • Police frontline community forum
  • Adelaide Street road works
  • Refugee welcome fiesta
  • Swim school at the leisure centre opens
  • What's on at the Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • Grab a bargain at the library book sale
  • Fremantle Hospital changes
  • Kidogo Arthouse paving works
  • Come and try program
  • Have an event for Fremantle Festival?
  • Development of solar farm tender
  • Where do you see Fremantle in 10 years?
  • Business attraction incentives helping Fremantle retailers
  • Open access for secondary education options
  • Upcoming meetings

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Hidden Treasures Hidden Treasures in July

Hidden Treasures winter music series returns to the West End featuring a line–up who have one thing in common–Fremantle.

Four venues along High Street will host musical acts, warming up the strip every Thursday in July (3, 10, 17, 24 and 27 July):

  • Workers Club, 9 Henry Street
  • Buffalo Club, 54 High Street
  • Navy Club, 64 High Street
  • PSAS, 22 Pakenham Street.

Download the program from Fremantle Story closer to the date.

Policeman Police frontline community forum

WA Police Commissioner, Karl O'Callaghan will hold a community forum on the frontline 2020 model which will deliver more police officers to the frontline in a new district structure from September. The forum will be held Thursday 26 June, 6.00 pm at the Fremantle Town Hall.

Adelaide Street Adelaide Street road works

There will be some traffic disruptions on Adelaide Street between Parry and Queen Street during road works from Monday 23 June. Works will occur from 7.00 pm to 7.00 am each day and are expected to take about two days to complete (weather permitting).


Refugee welcome fiesta

Show your support for refugee rights and come down for the Refugee Welcome walk and fiesta on Sunday 15 June from 11.30 am to 3.00 pm at Esplanade Reserve.

Drummers circle begins 11.30 am followed by the walk at 12 noon. Other activities include arts and crafts, fair trade stalls, kids' activities, live music and global food. Visit the Refugee Rights Action Network WA Facebook page.


Swim school at the leisure centre opens

Swim school is back at the Fremantle Leisure Centre and you can now register for classes from the comfort of your home with the new online registration. Swimmers will also get to enjoy learning in the recently upgraded swimming pools and aquatic area.

For those looking to keep fit besides swimming, the leisure centre fitness centre also boasts new cardio and strength equipment and if you join before Monday 30 June, we will waive the $40 joining fee! Centre members get full access to the pools, fitness centre and group fitness classes. Visit the Fremantle Leisure Centre page.


What's on at the Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Makuru program

Throughout Makuru (the Nyoongar season between June and July) the Fremantle Aboriginal Cultural Centre at 12 Captains Lane, Arthur's head will be running a series of free activities and tours.

Some of the activities include: cross cultural workshop, language classes, Makuru Aboriginal art exhibition, Aboriginal jewellery workshop and NAIDOC Week (7–11 July) celebrations. Download the program.

Library book sale

Grab a bargain at the library book sale

Grab yourself a bargain at the Fremantle City Library book sale on Saturday 14 June from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Bargains include fiction, non–fiction, childrens books, DVDs and books in other languages (including French) plus more! Nothing over $2! Visit the Fremantle City Library page.

Fremantle Hospital

Fremantle Hospital changes

From early 2015, Fremantle Hospital will begin operating as a 300-bed specialist hospital with all emergency care relocated to Fiona Stanley Hospital.

To find out how this affects you, Fremantle Hospital Executive Director, David Blythe will be presenting the changes to Fremantle Hospital on Thursday 12 June from 6.00 pm at The Meeting Place (245 South Terrace).

Presentation is free, but RVSP to

Visit the news and media page to download the Fremantle Hospital changes brochure.


Kidogo Arthouse paving works

The City is currently undertaking paving works around Kidogo Arthouse to improve the existing surface conditions and is expected to be completed by next week.

Fremantle Story

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


  • Acoustic Candlight Session – Edward Leis and The Aunts
  • RTRFM Fremantle Winter Music Festival 2014
  • Hidden Treasures


CAT Come and try program

The June/July program is now available featuring a series of free activities for over 55's including badminton, ukulele classes, Fremantle Women's Health Centre presentation and end of the month lunches!

Download the program from the Come and Try page or drop in at the One Stop Shop (Town Hall Centre, Kings Square). Bookings are essential, contact 08 9432 9812 or email

Solar farm

Solar farm tender

The City is seeking submissions for an expression of interest for the development of a solar farm at the South Fremantle landfill site (tender number: FCC 421/14).

The submission must include a project proposal document that assess and describes the technical and financial basis on how you would develop and operate a solar farm on this site. Submissions close Friday 27 June, 2.00 pm. Visit the tenders page.


Have an event for Fremantle Festival?

Submit your event, present a theatre performance, create a street parade float or be part o our major events which will run from Sunday 26 October to Sunday 9 November.

Register on the Fremantle Festival registration page or call 08 9432 9786. Applications close Friday 27 June.

Freo in 10 years

Where do you see Fremantle in 10 years?

We have put together our 10-year long term financial plan 2015–2025 and we're interested to hear what you think. The plan captures the essence of the City's strategic plan 2010–15 which has seen the City focus on delivering seven key imperatives to revitalise and renew Fremantle. 

View the plan and leave a comment on the ten year plan community engagement page.

Business atraction

Business attraction incentives helping Fremantle retailers

Local retailer, Common Ground, is the first recipient of the City's innovative new business attraction incentives to help a new generation of high quality niche retailers establish themselves in Fremantle.

A number of other new stores are also opening in the city centre – reinforcing the new strategic approach taken by the City to support retail in Fremantle. This approach includes financial incentives to target and attract young, creative and ambitious retail businesses. Read the media release

Secondary education

Open access for secondary education options

Council has authorised the mayor to write to and seek a meeting with the Premier and the Minister for Education to support changes to public secondary education in Fremantle.

The City will advocate for an outcome that results in Fremantle having open–access public high school options. View from the council chambers for more information on the council item.

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.

Strategic and general services committee
Wednesday 11 June

Planning services committee
Wednesday 18 June

Ordinary council
Wednesday 25 June

Planning services committee meeting
Wednesday 2 July

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