Category Archives: Fremantle Council

Council Budgeting 101

The Rates Challenge Local Government Elections, naturally, produce a community focus around Council Rates; this election is no exception as some new Fremantle candidates have pushed the popularist Zero Rate Rise button. I believe it is timely to hold Community … Continue reading

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Switch-It-Up

Fremantle marked the end of Youth Week with a big event at EYP and the Ferris Wheel.  Attended by Minister for youth, Hon. Peter Tinley, Director General of Local Government and Communities Jennifer Matthews, Mayor Pettitt and Fremantle Councillors Fitzhardinge, … Continue reading

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Tags on the attack

I was deeply upset to read This week’s Fremantle Herald front page (Ex-mayor unleashes), which opened with a comment attributed to Peter Tagliaferri that the current Council is ‘out of control on many fronts’. Can I remind Peter that I … Continue reading

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Fremantle Citizenship Ceremony

Fremantle’s newest citizens will have the option of becoming Australians at a citizenship ceremony to be held at the Fremantle Town Hall Centre on 26 January 2017. The ‘One Day in Fremantle’ celebrations on 28 January 2017 will include an … Continue reading

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Fremantle’s West End Heritage Listing

Today Heritage Minister, Albert Jacob announced the formalisation of Fremantle’s West End Heritage Area Listing on the State Register. This is a great conclusion to literally years of work by Fremantle Council and Heritage consultants.  I’m very proud to have … Continue reading

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Petitioned Boundary Change for North Fremantle

The Local Government Advisory Board (LGAB) are looking into an application to change the border between North Fremantle and Mosman Park; this investigation was stimulated by a petition from the required number of people, in this case 250. In effect … Continue reading

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White Ribbon Day

One of the issues I brought up at the recent Candidates Forum was my concerns over the escalation of Domestic Violence in Australia.  It is reported that a third of Australian women (over age of 15) have experienced domestic violence … Continue reading

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