See below an article by Freo Road 2 Rail and Save Beeliar Wetlands activist Pam Nairn, originally published as a Thinking Allowed column in the Fremantle Herald:
In October along with Councillors Waltham and Strachan I represented the City of Fremantle at the annual Bike Futures conference in Melbourne.
It's a real honour to have the support of so many residents and to be re-elected as a Councillor for Hilton Ward. There is a lot more work to be done and some big challenges in front of us, an active and engaged community will be the key to making positive change.
The current situation
1. The State Governments plans to amalgamate councils in July 2015.
2. It proposes to merge Fremantle, East Fremantle, Melville and parts of Canning.
In an extensive survey of City of Fremantle residents 70% indicated their opposition to a crude merger with Melville and 75% wanted to be able to vote on any new council boundary.
Kulunga Kindergarten in Hilton is threatened with closure. The Education Department, tasked with finding cuts to satisfy the Barnett government claims that there were insufficient enrolments by the end of July to justify a 2014 class.
A big thanks to all Socialist Alliance members and supporters for your efforts o
We're starting to make substantial progress towards transforming Fremantle into a bike friendly place.