council news

Do you need bike rails at your bus stop?

Submitted by sam on Mon, 07/02/2011 - 13:00

The council’s Climate Change and Sustainability Committee of which I’m a member has got funding to install bike rails at busy bus stops. A number of bus stops along South St could be candidates. If there are spots where you’d like these to be installed then let me know.

Hilton Planning Policy adopted

Submitted by sam on Mon, 31/01/2011 - 13:00

The January meeting of council adopted a new planning policy for Hilton. In my view the policy strikes a reasonable balance between preserving what people like about Hilton and allowing them to build homes with modern materials and to contemporary standards.

City adopts work place values policy

Submitted by sam on Fri, 03/12/2010 - 13:29

I'm pleased to report that the November council meeting passed the "Employment Values" policy resolution that was deferred from the October meeting (nine for, three against). In particular I'd like to thank Councillor Josh Wilson for his active and vocal support of this policy.

Make Freo more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities

Submitted by sam on Tue, 28/09/2010 - 20:31

The Council is in the process of reveiwing its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP). Below is a submission I made to the consultants conducting the review. I don't pretend that this is an exhaustive or perfect list of the things that Fremantle Council could do.

Revised Hilton Local Planning Policy adopted

Submitted by sam on Tue, 28/09/2010 - 19:48

The September 22 meeting of Council voted unanimously to adopt a new Hilton Local Planning Policy. This is only the first stage of its adoption as it now advertised for public comment for a period of at least 35 days, after which it will return to council for final adoption.

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.

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.