On the City of Fremantle’s website is a page called Community Engagement.
This is where the city places surveys on projects developments, polices and such like for the community to find so you can have your say in in regards to the policy, development or survey that they are asking for your input on.
The City of Fremantle is currently developing a new Economic Development Strategy for 2015 – 2029 that will build on the achievements of its 2011 – 2015 strategy. It closes on 16/02/2015.
So to be fair if you wish to comment on the city’s direction this is a good place to start. Whether they take any notice of the surveys input is a matter for debate, still if you wish to express your self on the record this is a good place to start.
Have a say on the Economic Development Strategy click here. God knows it will have to be a hell of a strategy?
Some of the questions are quite amusing and very leading the parking is one i had a chuckle about, plus the beggaring situation, first they invite them to Freo, when Perth pushed them out, then strangely its doesn’t seem to have worked out for our COF and have now limited the locations for non commercial begging?? But i heard at chambers a couple of weeks ago that all charity collectors have been banned from the High St Mall as i understand it.? From one extreme to another ???
Anyway click on the link above and give the city some direction, they need all the help they can get.
Sunday I was down at Port and Leighton beach.
It wasn’t even 8am and the place was packed. The parking at the entire beach area is completely insufficient.
The real issue is safety a concern, due to inadequate parking and poor planning, it leaves a dangerous situation with people, children trying to cross the busy Port Beach Rd at multiple places.
I have written about this issue before but I doubt it will get far with the current Anti-car stance that the City of Fremantle councillors have. So I guess a direct call to the only councillor that shows any common sense on this issue, Bill Massie. Though poor Bill will have a fight on his hands as when he brought up the simple issue of public toilets for the CBD being insufficient, he was scoffed at by councillors.
I fear that the poor parking layout in regards to crossing a busy road will lead to a severe injury/accident or death.
This area is getting busier and busier with plans to increase the amount or residential area, 2 restaurants and now plans for a wave machine in the area, drawing in more people. Let’s hope anyone adding business to the area adds sufficient parking as well, God knows the council won’t enforce it.
The local surf club with over 500 nippers should be much better supported by basic stuff like parking, it’s great to see so many families giving their kids an opportunity where young ones learn life skills and can go on to do community services with beach patrols, plus having an active life.
Strangely when looking up the roads on google maps and google earth, it surprised me too see that a google maps shows a restaurant on the beach but does not show a SLSA club location or the fact that’s it’s a patrolled beach, hours operations etc. Which would be a great service or info for visitors to our great city, I have dropped that suggestion to COF and SLSWA.