Fremantle Beach Chaos

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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

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  1. Roel Loopers says:

    State Government was going to put a park there, realign the road, etc, but nothing has happened but the very boring Leighton residential development. The car park at Leighton has so many light poles that it is ridiculous and the new building looks crap when coming form Freo. All one sees is a big wall.

    It’s a very boring part of Fremantle and maybe State Government and Freo council can combine and put some money into creative development and maybe even a carpark near the rail reserve with a pedestrian crossing.

    Roel

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