Freo’s View / Flow House Fremantle

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Seriously, what was the council thinking

Activate this area, in Summer this area does not need activation, to think so you would need to have had a crack to the head, or have never have been to this beach, on the weekend this place is packed.

I have written posts already last summer on the parking problems on the weekend. I have invited Councillors down the the beach to see the issue with parking.

Fremantle Beach Chaos

By 8am on the average Sunday morning over summer the parking is full between Port and Leighton beach.

This is not taking into consideration when surf carnivals run at  Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club.

The council claims it wants to activate the area, who do they think they are kidding,  Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club has over 500 members just in nippers, on its best day Fremantle council could not supply the activation to Leighton/port beach that the FSLSC  does on a routine basis over summer.

All the council needs to do is supply suitable parking infrastructure for the beach. Maybe working public toilets, change rooms and showers would be a plus?

Not approve infrastructure to be built over the top of areas used for parking.

Again a council that’s clearly out of touch with reality here.



Fremantle Beach Chaos


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.

surf boat over

Update 1, Residents Speak,,,,,, it didn’t appear so.

more monkeys

Residence’s Speak, When Will Fremantle Council Hear???

My 1st update, to the fore-mentioned,

So Burt St had a good showing, a strong voice from their community, sending a clear message to council. Sent but not heard it seems. Bill Massie heard it, while others did vote against the R160, sadly it didn’t appear it was because of community representation but due to their own ideology, a word mentioned by quite a few community speakers. So Burt St R160 was voted in, though I see their community advertising, meeting’s, and voice got them some token amendments sadly which will not change the outcome. Well I guess voting in the next election, just became allot clear for the Burt St! Precinct.

What hasn’t changed in council, is the shocking PA system leaving many in the gallery scratching their heads on what is being said by members. Just because council may be not interested in hearing what the community is saying, doesn’t we don’t listen in the gallery. If you want to encourage people to take an interest, in what happens at chambers then fix the PA problems or maybe that’s the plan to discourage/keep out the ones trying to participate?

McCabe St another great turn out, great speakers, good knowledge, real passion another great community group, they stayed the execution by council tonight with a great turnout again lead by a Mosman-councillor, ex-Freo councillors and a plethora of community speakers. So they got what looks like lip service to their community consultation while some reports are being completed. To note, that several councillors inferred it will not change the outcome and at meetings before we have heard councillors say that they will extend community consultation but don’t expect it to change their minds?

I heard some real strange statements by councillors tonight, I have to go and check a few of them out so that will be another post.

Bill Massie made a great comment tonight about getting closed toilet facilities back open, while other councillors believed that pot plants where great activator of areas, really u have to wonder, unless of course they intend that u take a leak in the pot plants. Brad prefer to wait till the Kings Square project is complete before getting a toilet open, that’s a long time to cross your legs could be years, if history tells us anything? It really makes u wonder Bill mentioned getting a toilet in the High St mall, can u believe  a councillor actually scoffed at him, pretty much tells the story of why Freo has sunk so low? Shame Dave Hume didn’t give his anti-social speech at full council, at the Planning committee meeting he made a good point with it, guess he knows the “u can lead a horse to water but …..”

Speaking of water, more complains about lack of basic services at the beach, not restaurants or bars but simple stuff like drinking water, toilets, change rooms,showers etc. Issues about poor facilities at south beach, non at bathers, nothing at Leighton? Council harps on about its second city status, yet 3rd world countries can supply better basic facilities at the beach. What is amazing is they can spend over $1.5 million  pouring concrete on the esplanade but can’t supply basic facilities which are used by thousands of resident and visitors each weekend and hundreds every week day at our local beaches. I was at Port Beach last Tuesday about 6pm it was packed.

It’s looking clearer and clearer that placing ideology, or flashy media bites it more important than supplying basic services. No one puts your picture in the paper or clicks your like button button or tweet sm your story, over a simple drinking fountains, building a shower for the beach, public toilets, a place for Mums to securely and hygienically tend their infant’s needs, guess it’s not just flashy enough? Councillor Sullivan made a good point in reference to something else tonight about it’s the little things that count, well it’s also the basics that count too. In references I used quite allot in my industry. It doesn’t matter how good a chef you are or what fancy products you buy, to sell your guests, it’s the 1st impression that counts, when your Riedel crystal flute, has lipstick on the rim or a dirty thumb mark on the glass, the fact it has Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc de Blanc 2002 in it is lost, it’s that bad 1st impression u now have to overcome, instead of being ahead your behind. So it’s that a guest to our city that can’t find a car park at the beach, then somewhere to change or wash the sand off their feet or even get a sip of water. Its send quite a clear message, no one really cares, it’s the message graffiti sends, rundown public infrastructure, anti-social behaviour,,,, I can go on all night, but u get the idea.

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