Woolstores: It's skaters' heritage too!

Submitted by sam on Tue, 28/09/2010 - 19:18

Every year the state of the old Woolstores building drifts in and out of the local media. Previous development applications for the site have been approved only for the owner to let them lapse.

Save the Indigo Journal

Submitted by sam on Tue, 28/09/2010 - 18:45

It’s not just community services and our public servants that are threatened by the Barnett government’s mad program of cut backs, so too are some really important cultural institutions.

We can support the Citizens Advice Bureau and other services too

Submitted by sam on Wed, 08/09/2010 - 19:22

Evidently volunteers at the Citizens Advice Bureau and some correspondents to the Herald have genuine fears that the service may be kicked out onto the street. They are right to point to the valuable support CAB gives to people in Fremantle.

Review of Hilton Local Area Planning Policy

Submitted by sam on Mon, 26/07/2010 - 12:00

The council’s planning department has conducted a review of the Hilton Planning Policy including a new draft policy. This has been presented to council and is still being debated. I support the general thrust of the policy but remain keen to hear your views on it.

Bike Plan...put outer suburbs on the map!

Submitted by sam on Sun, 25/07/2010 - 12:00

The city is in the midst of preparing a new Bike Plan to promote cycling in Fremantle. You might remember my dismay when I discovered that the consultants who had been commissioned to draft the plan had not included Samson or Hilton in the study area!

Freo pulls pin on youth crisis accommodation service

Submitted by sam on Sat, 24/07/2010 - 12:00

Council is withdrawing from the provision of the youth crisis accommodation service (18-25 year olds) based in Quarry St. Essentially this is a state government service and the city is the contracted service provider.

Council drops individual GPS

Submitted by sam on Fri, 23/07/2010 - 12:00

In what is a great result for common sense and civil liberties; council management, the workforce and the Australian Services Union have agreed that parking officers will not carry individual GPS monitors.

Comment on GPS in the workplace

Submitted by sam on Tue, 15/06/2010 - 19:07

The proposal by Council management to extensively use GPS tracking devices not just on vehicles and other such assets; but on the person of individual employees has understandably aroused a lot of concern.