Fremantle’s Councils Doctrine Killing the Aussie, Lifestyle, Dream & Future

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Its back, Fremantle councils lifestyle doctrine, telling Fremantle Residents and Rate Payers;

  • How they will live
  • No Choice for you
  • Destroying your asset value and future retirement and that of your families future
  • What size house you can have
  • How many can be in your family
  • How much of your block you can build on
  • How many trees you must have
  • Dictating what your biggest asset may be worth in the future
  • How many cars you can have
  • No you can’t have a boat at your house
  • Families needing work cars, plumbers, electrician, builders, landscapers, food vans, carpenters, plasters, painters, etc, clearly Fremantle does not want the small or family business person living in Fremantle, as they don’t allow space for trade vehicles.

It’s a case of you not being allowed to build what you want anymore in the City of Fremantle, at least if City Ward Councillor Rachael Pemberton gets her way. Anyone who owns or buys property in Fremantle will now be mandated to build what the council wants despite it being completely contradictory to your wishes and typical WA housing standards.

Sounds a but like old USSR, standard state house, standard bike, everyone doing the same, well we know how that worked out. Same in China all the government control of the daily lives of its citizens just leads to unrest, unhappy people, resentment, revolt, its only bad news and lots of miserable people.

Roll that out with their anti-car policy called a parking policy where they intend to limit verge and roadside parking in the outer suburbs to 4 hours, add that to the one car policy for your home, means they intend to limit your family to one car. Check out the interview i had on WestTv last year.

Undercurrent – Fremantle Parking Curbs

Its all bad news for property owners, anyone planning to subdivide a block, as these new policies will hit the value of you properties, with all the restrictions that will be placed on them, people would rather choose another suburb to buy in, wouldn’t you?

Fremantle councillor wants to launch ‘tiny house movement’ in Perth

If someone wants to build a small house or cottage then go ahead I’m all for people having a choice but to then make policy/law  limiting the size of people’s houses or limiting the number of cars you can keep on your property is ridiculous, we have enough restriction as it, the biggest concern when building a new house in an existing suburb is its impact on existing residents.

So people of Fremantle its quite clear that our council is driven by the Green political agenda and NOT you the residents best interests or amenity, just be quiet and do as you are told. Is this the councils idea of representation, I wonder how many people in the city ward feel this is reflective of what they expect from their representative?

Ban plastic bags, no encouragement to use a better product just another ban, pointless if its just Fremantle

Ban balloons

Ban Cars

Ban roads

Ban small business people that need cars, utes, vans etc.

Now its ban a family home and restrict how you can live.

So kids if you are looking forward to getting a car when you are old enough this council does not want as a resident, as they only want one car per house.

 

Broken Windows Theory, does it fit Fremantle

I raise this as when it comes to crime this is really a state gov issue.  The council does not the resources or responsibilities for police activities. Where the council can have an impact is by ensuring the COF district is kept in a manner where it would not encourage or attract the petty problems that drive or encourage more serious crime.

As you will read its the little issue’s that allow a environment to develop that cultures more serious crime.

Its the little things that council can control which would  encourage or discourage a environment for more serious criminal activity.

Issues like;

  • Over grown verges, sets an image of lack of care, not great for snakes now summer is coming either.
  • A built up or road side collection, (has become a hiding place drop point  for the drug dealers.) as well as being unsightly and as locals notice it encourages more rubbish to be dumped, the basics of broken windows theory.
  • Illegal parking for cars allowing stolen vehicles to be dumped and left for months.
  • The increase in street begging and vagrancy, in the CBD has left our city with a shocking image of anti-social behaviour has been a killer to get good quality retailers back to town.
  • The alcohol policy not being enforced allowing alcohol driven events to be the citys focus bringing with it all the anti-social issues it attracts. Street drunkenness has also helped fuel the drug issues in town.
  • Poor maintenance with road sumps and subsiding fences allowing them to be accessed by criminals as stash or hiding places, these have been left in disrepair for months Fremantles Dangerous Street Sumps , this was reported back in June still not fixed. Now another one just down the street also has a broken fence, nothing done again in months.
  • Graffiti is another attraction for petty crimes leading to more serious criminal activity. The council policy encourages Grafitti which is proven to be a catalysis for other crimes refer the polices goodbyegrafitti website
  • Bike helmets, bike lights, riding on the wrong side of the road and the plethora of other road rules which are regularly ignored in Fremantle
  • The list goes, they may sound petty but this is where it all starts, this is the base of the Broken Windows theory that neglect allows issues to build and get worse

These issues are in councils control,  yet sadly they have fail to address them and even encourage these activities, which creates an environment that allows these sorts of activities to grow, and attract more anti-social activity, now to fix the problem of cause will be longer and more expensive.

 

 

Consider a building with a few broken windows. If the windows are not repaired, the tendency is for vandals to break a few more windows. Eventually, they may even break into the building, and if it’s unoccupied, perhaps become squatters or light fires inside.

Or consider a pavement. Some litter accumulates. Soon, more litter accumulates. Eventually, people even start leaving bags of refuse from take-out restaurants there or even break into cars.

Broken windows theory, academic theory proposed by James Q. Wilson and George Kelling in 1982 that used broken windows as a metaphor for disorder within neighbourhoods. Their theory links disorder and incivility within a community to subsequent occurrences of serious crime

Broken windows theory had an enormous impact on police policy throughout the 1990s and remained influential into the 21st century. Perhaps the most notable application of the theory was in New York under the direction of Police Commissioner William Bratton. He and others were convinced that the aggressive order-maintenance practices of the New York City Police Department were responsible for the dramatic decrease in crimerates within the city during the 1990s. Bratton began translating the theory into practice as the chief of New York City’s transit police from 1990 to 1992. Squads of plainclothes officers were assigned to catch turnstile jumpers, and, as arrests for misdemeanours increased, subway crimes of all kinds decreased dramatically. In 1994, when he became New York City police commissioner, Bratton introduced his broken windows-based “quality of life initiative.” This initiative cracked down on panhandling, disorderly behaviour, public drinking, street prostitution, and unsolicited windshield washing or other such attempts to obtain cash from drivers stopped in traffic. When Bratton resigned in 1996, felonies were down almost 40 percent in New York, and the homicide rate had been halved.

Prior to the development and implementation of various incivility theories such as broken windows, law enforcement scholars and police tended to focus on serious crime; that is, the major concern was with crimes that were perceived to be the most serious and consequential for the victim, such as raperobbery, and murder. Wilson and Kelling took a different view. They saw serious crime as the final result of a lengthier chain of events, theorizing that crime emanated from disorder and that if disorder were eliminated, then serious crimes would not occur.

Their theory further posits that the prevalence of disorder creates fear in the minds of citizens who are convinced that the area is unsafe. This withdrawal from the community weakens social controls that previously kept criminals in check. Once this process begins, it feeds itself. Disorder causes crime, and crime causes further disorder and crime.

Scholars generally define two different types of disorder. The first is physical disorder, typified by vacant buildings, broken windows, abandoned vehicles, and vacant lots filled with trash. The second type is social disorder, which is typified by aggressive panhandlers, noisy neighbours, and groups of youths congregating on street corners. The line between crime and disorder is often blurred, with some experts considering such acts as prostitution and drug dealing as disorder while many others classify them as crimes. While different, these two types of disorder are both thought to increase fear among citizens.

The obvious advantage of this theory over many of its criminological predecessors is that it enables initiatives within the realm of criminal justice policy to effect change, rather than relying on social policy. Earlier social disorganization theories and economic theories offered solutions that were costly and would take a long time to prove effective. Broken windows theory is seen by many as a way to effect change quickly and with minimal expense by merely altering the police crime-control strategy. It is far simpler to attack disorder than it is to attack such ominous social ills as poverty and inadequate education.”

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