Fremantle council never ceases to surprise me.
Tonight the old naval stores was on the agenda for the lease.
Now as I understand the EOI, where from 2 groups the Circus and a Group called Enkel, again as I understand Enkel was given the lead option for the site though it was done in away for the Circus WA and Enkel to work out a share arrangement. How this was to work I’m not sure as if you give one group the upper hand, why would they comprise?
Nothing against Enkel I don’t know much about them, but it seems to be clear being a long term part of Freo is no advantage, loyalty from COF doesn’t seem to mean much here?
It seems the Enkel group has no place for the Circus WA, the place the Circus WA is in now expects them to leave, leaving another Fremantle group with no home.
While councillors all spoke nice words about Circus WA, their actions went another way going with the Enkel group.
So the discussion will go to full council with only 2 councillors supporting the Circus WA tonight.
As I have said in the past no need to listen to all the fancy words councillors talk all that counts is the vote, tonight they voted NOT to ensure Circus WA stays in Freo.
Now considering the intended use of the cantonment hill master plan requirements to be community use (Circus WA fulfils that) it’s strange the circus school wasn’t given more opportunities for the lease.
Considering the Circus WA will offer 7 day a week activation again strange they weren’t given more opportunity?
They could activate the whole area quite quickly, again strange they weren’t given more opportunity?
So next week we will see if the rest of council will allow the city to lose another icon or vote to try and keep it?
I wonder how many more Fremantle icons this council can afford to lose?