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!
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.
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.
The June 12 Herald newsclips briefly reported on council's decision to explore the possibility of making the whole city a Free Transit Zone. It's worth explaining the thinking behind this.
The April meeting of the Hilton Precinct hammered out a list of local projects residents at the meeting would like to see funded in the next Council budget:
Fremantle joined the nation-wide "Flag Raising for Western Sahara" on February 27 when a number of councils and other organisations hoiste
The February 24 Council meeting voted to review the Local Planning Policies for a number of suburbs, including Hilton. One of the features of the Hilton Planning Policy that I strongly believe should be retained is it's recommendation that houses only have single garages facing the street.
The February Hilton Precinct meeting heard a passionate presentation from Vice President of Fremantle Hawks Junior Football Club Leon Flanagan.
January 2009: Council was presented with a proposal to extend the boundaries of the “Fremantle Tourism Precinct” to cover the whole of the City of Fremantle.
December 2009: In my experience there is a real shortage of affordable spaces in central Fremantle available for hire by community groups who want to hold meetings, functions, workshops and other activities.