Waterfront homes for thousands of people, an international standard cruise ship terminal and a $1 billion boost to State Government coffers are key outcomes of an ambitious plan to change the face of the southern side of Fremantle port.
More pie in the sky spin from our Mayor Brad Pettitt
How many decades before such infrastructure could be built and with Fremantle’s geographical location would it ever warrant such a development for the cruise ship industry, the state gov would need to get commitment from the cruise industry before developing such a place, to ensure it just didn’t become unused infrastructure.
Barnett has already said live export would move to the outer harbour once its built. So why is bringing this into his discussion as its moving anyway.
No need to move the car off load for RORO and double the distance for cars to be delivered to car yards, just make this part of the development.
The picture attached of Broadwater is hardly a good comparison as this area of the gold coast is all estuaries, mariners, beaches, residential development, leisure activities parks etc.
The google link above to the map or earth shot is movable and can zoom in and out so have a look just touch and drag to explore it.
Not what fremantle harbour is, being active cargo port, narrow river mouth surrounded by concrete.
What escapes the Mayors grasp of reality or suits his latest agenda is without a proper road network how will the thousands of guests and crew, new residences, workers get in and out of the city area in a efficient manner.
He and his council have made our road system into a dogs breakfast with their Anti-car platform.
Not to mention he needs to remove the rail out of the way, as this will also be a problem for development of residential apartments with trains riding down the side of it with heavy freight rail at night. Which would just create another problem.
Attached here is a link (Click to see it) to a post I wrote a while back, doing some of things this idea above mentions, but also deals with removing the heavy rail from traveling through town,
- Sorts out the traffic problems,
- Opens the north side of Freo up to more residential use and provides better access PT to new residents,
- Opens north Freo back to the beach fronts,
- Slashes traffic movements down Stirling Hwy
- Cuts traffic of South st
- Diverts, trucks off Hampton road heading south or north
- Removes passengers vehicles from Fremantle who are only driving through to get somewhere else.
- Opens up poor used land for better use in the north port side
- Brings back a village feel to the Tydeman road precinct, well till Sullivans try’s to approve a 15 story building for it.
- Lowers noise pollution
- Makes our local roads safer
- Lowers emissions to the local area, by taking away the stop start of heavy vehicles making them more efficient.
- Opens up the heavy freight line running south of Freo back to PT (Public Tranport), linking the new developing suburbs to the rail stations, with rail cutting the need for people to park and ride in town.
- Giving space for more cycle and pedestrian ways.
- Opens the possibility to link the north lines PT rail to Freo in a circle line opening up direct PT rail to Cockburn and the Mandurah line also allowing a rail service with one change to the hospital and Murdoch.
- All while keeping an operational port in town.
- Improving Freo’s Green space and lowering the amount of concrete surface our council loves so much.
In case it’s escaped his attention the outer harbour is not planned to replace Fremantle port but be a spill over once Freo harbour/port reaches a cap which is higher than its current container movements right now.
Which will put more freight on rail without increasing the % moved on rail and will bring more container Trucks to our suburb as he was against the infrastructure that would have removed them. Being the PFL, Roe 8 or Roe 9 or which ever way its portrayed.
So too add to the congestion he proposed thousands more to come to work, in the city and more visitors while he wants NO new roads, while increasing freight rail through town, creating More division and social problems and less car parking.
Sounds like a recipe for disaster, but at least we have a rapid charging point for EV in town and guaranteed you can get pissed at a noisy concert right in the centre of a what was a quiet historic area of town, now heavily used for residential.
Maybe that’s the plan with J-shed if the noise is loud enough from his approved, piss up concerts, it may drown out the noise from the trains.
Oh and Paul I think this is offering a solution while disagreeing with another POV, just in case you missed that point again.