Coming to a Devalued Fremantle Suburb Near You Soon

Driven by Fremantle policy here we see some of the impacts as Fremantle Councils Anti-car policy, small houses and parking bans come to your suburb soon.

On Brads reasoning cutting out 2 parking spaces in or around your home could de-value your home value by a $100,000.00

Quite a hit with a stagnant market?

One car per family is the mayors goal but he’s got two himself?

Here we see another concern resident and rate payer speak up as councils policy hits his families home, street and neighbourhood. Council driven more by ideology than good public policy, designed to support and protect the residents and rate payers amenity.

You have to wonder who council is working for, several businesses in town seem to benefit from council direction but the average rate payer watch out, what crap development is heading to your street.

Check this out can you believe it even mining camp dongers meet out Councillors quality design principles, strangely enough I don’t see any doing up close to their homes.

 

Seriously what a disgrace this council is.

What negative impact will this council have on your biggest investment?

What will your rate increase be next year?

What was it last year or the year before?

Are you funding the Mayors ideology?

Are you funding the Mayors political driven agenda?

We will not even mention the council selling your city assets and investing the money where will it benefit you? Further driving down your cities ability to raise funds from asset that generate revenue, which will further increase your liability, driving rates up and up year after year.

Kings Sq, looking at another possible, $30-50 million loss to rate payers?

Quote of the night the council has consulted, but doesn’t give shit, so will do what they want. Classic, a typical Freo council box ticking exercise, good for a select few, damn the rest.

Fremantle Councillors Hypocrisy on Advertising or are they just having laugh?

I recall about a year or so ago the pompous Superior attitude of the Fremantle  councillors. When the Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club (FSLSC) came before council to ask for permission for a few signs to generate much needed funds (sponsorship) to sustain the FSLSC operations which are extremely costly and considering that the COF contributes next to nothing for its operational costs each year.Now FSLSC had over 500 nippers last season, a great service and educational system for the area. I thinks its disgraceful that the COF doesn’t support such an Australian institution more.

Getting to the point of the post, COF lame ass operations aside. The council and especially some of its councillors speeches where pathetic and condescending to say the least. Their concern lay in the subject matter of advertising that would generate much needed funds for FSLSC. They where concerned that a Surf Life Saving Club may attract inappropriate sponsors like Coca Cola or McDonalds, our deputy Mayor Josh was worried about the ambiance, look or ugly advertising signs polluting our shoreline.  So massive signs, stories high inflatable beers bottles are good for beach ambiance but a mineral water ad at Leighton beach maybe 5ft high on a wall, would be a blight on the landscape. Seriously you couldn’t make this shit up.

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Sounds very superior right? Well you may be surprised that our council just approved for south beach an event Sponsored by Corona run by Sunset events.

Sound strange that our council thinks a major brewery product is more appropriate to make funds for a profit making company than coke is to generate sponsorship for a community service like a surf life saving club. Not that FSLSC was looking at coke its just that our councillors thought it appropriate to give the club its superior moral ground, funny right.

So today with Fremantle’s anti-social issues, Australia domestic violence issues, so bad  that bad our federal government has committed an additional $100 million dollars  to fight the issue and our council is promoting, booze barns, booze based businesses and alcohol based beach parties from its superior point of view. The rest of the country is battling to fight these issues and our council is promoting them and working to make our social issues worse.

 

Clearly council has quite strict standards for volunteer, community service organizations that help train 100’s of youth free of charge, for life skills, community service, health and well being and that make our beaches safer for the general public., but are fine for booze based groups to make money for profit how ever they please.

Sorry but that’s just pathetic. Tells a story about our council, what do u think?

Well I guess that Surf Life Saving Clubs don’t donate enough for electoral campaigns?

With domestic violence being front and centre in the media and community concern over the last year, alcohol being such a big contributor to the issue, Fremantle council is clearly out of touch with reality.

Glad to see Councillor Rachels ad says shes wants to work with the police on anti-social behaviour, she didn’t make it clear if she was working to make it  better or worse.

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Perth Freight Link Councils at Opposite ends of Spectrum

Its amazing the the different points of view to bordering councils can have on the same issue as the Perth Freight Link or Roe8 which ever name you perfer.

In Fremantle councils, Fremantle Pulse we see the councils position.

“Council has adopted a position not to support the state government proposals for sections 1 and 2 of the Perth Freight Link (PFL). It has called on the state government to put the current proposal on hold until further long-term freight planning and better options are developed.

Council supports the planning and development of an outer harbour serviced by rail. The outer harbour concept is in keeping with many decades of settled freight transport and urban planning. A long-term solution to container freight transport issues based on rail as the key component would result in: • a more cost effective long-term solution for freight transport • saving the highly valued conservation area, Beeliar Wetlands, from decimation through road building • minimising localised freight impacts, especially at High Street and North Fremantle • a reduction of carbon intensive greenhouse gas emissions • a reduction in community health issues related to road trauma and exhaust emissions • better utilisation of existing road infrastructure.”

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City Of Melville

Where Melville councils position quite the opposite, an extract from their council minutes.

OFFICER RECOMMENDATION (3645) APPROVAL That the Council:- 1. Reconfirm its support for the extension of Roe Highway between the Kwinana Freeway and Stock Road in accordance with the plans adopted by Main Roads Western Australia to finalise the Perth Freight Link. 2. Request the Chief Executive Officer to write to Main Roads Western Australia requesting they approach the construction of the Roe Highway extension for that section within the Beeliar Regional Park, in such a way as to minimise any potential adverse environmental impacts on the Park, by ensuring the maximum protection of the flora and fauna, the wetlands and the amenity of the area, together with maintaining and enhancing public accessibility of this regionally important asset. 3. Reiterate its support for the extending the Roe Highway, west of Stock Road to Stirling Highway, utilising the alignment of the Fremantle Eastern Bypass for the Perth Freight Link. 4. Request the Chief Executive Officer to write to the State Government advising that in order to minimise the potential impact of utilising the Fremantle Eastern Bypass alignment for the Perth Freight Link, all or part of the route between Clontarf Hill and Stirling Highway be tunnelled.”

Sadly Fremantle council has abandoned their electorate to follow party politics with no intention to solve the traffic congestion, safety issues that faces its residents, where Melville councils officers and councillors have recommended and voted to address traffic congestion and safety issues for its residents.

Fremantle council is still bleating on about the outer harbour which will do nothing to address Fremantle’s traffic safety issues for the next decade at least, happy to leave its residents to have increasing congestion worsening safety issues and increasing pollution which will rapidly worsen with the stop start nature of traffic congestion and not to mention all the traffic lights.

With the local election and the door knocking in process its quite interesting to hear the number of people in the valley and towards freo who are in favour or have no objection to the tunnel option proposed but not so in favour of the high st expansion option. Clearly our council has once again slid down its political agenda instead of looking after the best interest of its rate payers.

Currently, only around 15% of containers are moved by rail, despite a substantial subsidy from the State Government. At present, Fremantle Port is one of the best performing ports in Australia with container movements by rail.

The city of fremantle  is misleading its residents by saying the outer harbour will solve the traffic issues, it will not its own study from CUSP, costing rate payers $20,000, (which several councillors have told me was a waste of money), shows that the traffic will worsen till the outer harbour is built another decade at least. Then when it opens it will drop the amount of trucks with the transition and then the truck traffic over the years will continue to increase out of fremantle to a much worsen situation than we have now. Increasing by as much as 30% more than we have currently 2015. That’s with the outer harbour fully operational and of course this will do nothing for the every increasing amount of other vehicles on our Fremantle roads.

Even with the outer harbour Fremantle will continue to have the same traffic problems we have now and it will continue to worsen and we will continue to get more trucks once the outer harbour is built and operational.

Whats worse is with the negative position our council has taken if the Roe 8 is built we will not have had any input into making sure we get the best outcome for Fremantle, to make all of our lives safer, healthier and happier.

 

Fremantle Local Elections Starts with a Big COF Add

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Thanks Rate Payers 4 $$$$$$$$ sign green

 

Looks the City of Fremantle has kicked off the 2015 Local government election with a great self promo in the Herald, great for the herald but you have to ask over months of little in the Herald from the COF all of a sudden its local election time and out comes a 3 page wrap for the Fremantle Council. Wham Front page!

When I first looked at it, I thought it was an article done by the Herald, it was not till I opened to the next page I realized it was an advertisement from the city. Amazing months of nothing and just before the local election rolls up, out comes an ad like that. Nothing surprising  about that I guess, timed nicely for the mayors letter to the paper as well. Don’t worry I’m sure it’s all a massive coincidence, right?

Mayor Brad Pettitt’s letter to the Herald claiming there is no party politics on council was a classic, does he really expect anyone who is watching what goes on to actually believe such statements. The fact that he is online saying it, in the herald saying it, just tells us that’s the perception in the community is different, otherwise why make the statement in the 1st place.

Possibly about as believable as the statement that Fremantle council does not have an anti-car image, just look at the parking space they have sold or curbed over and the Strategic Transport paper it’s all about driving cars out of Fremantle.

Who actually believes that party politics are not present on council, how many of them have run for state or federal government seats. Currently work for political parties or have worked for them in the past and or are/were members of political parties. The question is how much time and funds are diverted into policy or issues that these parties support and drive, opposed to what rate payers and residents really need. Could you find a council with more political influence, god I’d would feel sorry for that community.

Could explain why the public toilet situation is as bad as it is in Fremantle.

Just watch as we see precincts becoming active and groups like the Fremantle Network have started gearing up again, is it Spring or is there a local government election soon, but right, there’s no political group think bias at all?? Seriously?? I wonder if councillors seeking re-election will benefit off these activities, how much rate payer funds or assets are used to drive them?

Then he states again that he does not support candidates in the upcoming election, again why state what you are not doing, guess that’s a perception locals have and I wonder why?

Strange as last local election he did support candidates in the local elections and they do in general support his platforms on many issues.

Roel’s Freoview has a good article “NO PARTY POLICIES ON FREO COUNCIL PLEASE!” calling for NO Party politics in the upcoming election. Is that another who thinks that state and federal politics has too much influence at our council?

I wonder what a 3 page wrap around in the Herald would cost a candidate running in the local election, in the range of $10,000 I would think? Not a bad start for the local election, with a promo piece like that to kick things off even better when the rate payers pick up the cheque, who wouldn’t like that? Rate payers you say, well they seem to be seen but not heard?

The bottom line is if the Fremantle community are unhappy with how Fremantle is currently then they need to vote for change. Just look at that ad and they wonder why people are Cynical ?

One question to ask of new candidates is what affiliations they have to current Councillors and political parties? The answers to that could speak volumes.

 

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Fremantle’s Anti-Social Issues

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The derelict houses have been described as an eyesore.

How has Fremantle got to the situation it’s in?

Over last couple of weeks there has been plenty of reporting on the various issues that just seem to be s regular occurrence in Fremantle over last few years.

We see letters to the editor, stories in the local papers, state papers, multimedia news, web-based groups, etc, of drug abuse/dealing, crime, anti-social behaviours, housing issue’s?
Residents in Perth’s south are pleading with the West Australian Government to promptly demolish a series of derelict houses

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Main Roads owned house in Fremantle/White Gum Valley derelict

RUN-DOWN, ABANDONED HOUSES NEED TO BE DEMOLISHED

PATROLS DOUBLE

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It seems some of FERNS problems have moved from that site to just down the road to derelict homes

FERN SPLIT ON BLAME GAME

What a load of shit from the Lord Mayor of Perth this article is from last year with comments about the Mayors of Fremantle and Perth, as it reports our Mayor Brad Pettitts seems to flip-flop about a bit on the anti-social issues,  “In August 2012, the Fremantle Council Mayor, Brad Pettit, shamed himself when his comments of moving on the “eyesore” of beggars from Fremantle’s commercial strips were broadcast on prime time television.” then goes on in later media reports to then invite begging and the homeless to Freo then when that goes sour he’s back to a tougher stance. Doesn’t send a clear message and as we can see today has left the door open to increase our issues for anti-social behaviour in Freo’s CBD and now seems to be spreading through the suburbs, as we read in the above articles.

A quick read through the local papers letters to the editor leads close to hundreds of comments on Fremantle’s anti-social behaviour and the problems it has caused over the years.

FREO SHOWS A SOFTER SIDE

BEGGING CRACKDOWN

FREO GETS TOUGH ON ‘PRO’ BEGGARS

BITTER TASTE article in the herald shows the impact of the anti-social behaviour in Fremantle over the years making it harder for retail to trade in the city, just giving us another challenge we don’t need.

“As locals we have become used to the socially derelict state of the centre of Fremantle,” she says, urging a clean-up of both the streets and what she believes is a damaging sub-culture of begging, abusive behaviour and public swearing.

She hears the “c-word” yelled out daily and what goes on in Kings Square might make for dramatic viewing, but is not good for business.

“It can be scary,” she says, saying she was physically assaulted at least once. Blaming it on rent would be a cop-out,” she says.”

Fremantle Graffiti, Crime or Art it’s all the little things that add up to give Fremantle its anti-social image and feel. It’s the 1st impressions that visitors get as they drive in look for a car parking space, which sets the tone for their visit, if you are down points before their real experience starts its ground you have to make up, not a good start.

TALES OF BLOOD AND BINS

FREO MOVES ON SKID ROW

In the recent past we have seen murders in town, drug overdose, suicides, a huge increase in drug abuse and dealing. The state government is now only adding to the issues with cut backs in services which local councils aren’t funded to provide. It makes the issues worse by leaving abandon buildings to have squatters take them over, using them for god knows what, with reports of the police and fire services attending, drug paraphernalia found inside. Illegal electrical set ups, poor sanitation and being school holiday do suburbs really need unmonitored situations like this building up.

HOMESWEST ‘HELL’ We have seen how just a few households in a suburb that are legally occupied can make life hell on the street for the other residents in the area, do we now need squatters moving in as well.

It seems crazy that the police and various government departments spend so much money/resources to fix issues in our suburbs that draw in criminal activity, so to leave these building to just be vacant and opportunity for more anti-social issues in the suburbs seems counter-productive and a another waste of our taxes. Either rent them out properly or if they are not suitable for that, then demolish them.

Above is a dozen or so articles based around Fremantle’s anti-social challenges, it’s time for our council to realise, what they are doing doesn’t work, if anything they are adding to the problem not helping to solve it with their living in denial attitude of distraction, look another pop-up shop has open, ah yes all is well?

It’s hard to believe they are trying to revitalise Fremantle with such basic problems as anti-social behaviour are not properly addressed. It’s all fingering point now with the sale of the port will destroy Fremantle. Firstly it’s a lease, secondly the council has not control over what the FPA does anyway.

Then it’s the Perth Freight Link PFL will cut off traffic too Fremantle. Seriously with this council’s anti-car platform, selling off carparks making the road network as difficult as possible to navigate. they have done that job perfectly themselves. This and Freo’s image of anti-social behaviour, parking problems is what has helped drive our Beloved city to where it is now, perhaps the lowest point I have seen in my life time. Pointing at things that have not even happened as distractions or blame to why Fremantle sits in its sad level of decline isn’t going to solve anything.

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