by the Fremantle Herald
Fremantle council has been driving our fair our city into the ground for years.
A mixture of poor decisions, miss management, poor policy and actively ignoring policies they have, just sees Freo go from bad to worse, driving up or encouraging anti-social behaviour.
Fremantle councillors removing residents from Arthur’s Head started the areas decline some years ago and was just the start,
- they have encouraged grafitti
- they have attracted drug and alcohol abuse in Arthur’s Head area, by it poor decisions and mismanagement.
- they have encouraged or attracted vagrancy to Fremantle
- they have encouraged the homeless to sleep in and around the CBD.
- Poor Maintanance around the city of its assets helping to give Fremantle its run down look.
- Deactivating Kings Square.
- they have driven out shoppers from fremantle with these issues mentioned above and their anti-car policies.
- As they have driven out the shoppers, business after business has closed
Their pro graffiti policy just drives vandalism across the board, most suburbs have this issue but councils policy of judging whether it has artist merit goes against common sense and the state law.
Designing out Crime is a crime prevention strategy which aims to reduce opportunities for crime through the design and management of the built and landscaped environment.
It is also known as CPTED (pronounced ‘sep-ted’), which is an acronym for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. It is based on the theory that “the proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime, and an improvement in the quality of life”.
The police warned them this would increase grafitti and with it, comes other crime. No crystal ball needed there.
Going against their own alcohol policy by approving the new new booze barn business @ J-shed, which will destroy Arthur’s Head, the round house and the impact of all this anti-social behaviour will wreck bathers beach, with as we have seen in the herald, drunks and druggies, crapping on the beach, used condoms, needles, crack pipes, the violence that follows. We have already seen several murders, drug over-doses deaths in Fremantle as well.
Fremantle council is actively killing the family friendly environment as they attract more and more substance abuse and anti-social issues.
The lack of proper surveillance by councils actions, in the West End has just fuelled, anti-social behaviour, public drunkenness, drug use, vandalism, public defecation, slowly destroying the environment around Western Australia’s 1st and most prominent building.
The eyes on the street van seems to spend most of its time at night parked out in front of council chambers, or least any evening i have walked or driven by.
If the Double Tree Hilton is to open and the block around target stays the way it is this hotel will get a shockingly bad image very quickly, once in place it will hard and expensive to improve the locations image on the worldwide web.
God knows what tourist must think going to Arthurs Head and seeing the location of WA oldest building so mismanaged, dirty toilets, overflowing bins, broken bottles and booze containers littering the area, human excrement, used condoms, used syringes, grafitti, vandalism, businesses having to wait for the drunks and drug effected to leave the doorways so they can open up.
What’s council refer to it as oh yes was it the grunge factor?