Buy my carpark and give to a good cause at the same time

 The Mayoral  parking spot in Fremantle is up for grabs once again with all the money raised goes to the St Patrick’s Community Support Centre.

Last year, the Queensgate Parking bay was sold for $2000 to Fremantle lawyer Michael Piu.

“It’s probably one of the best parking bays in the City,” Mr Piu said.

Though grateful for the parking bay, Mr Piu said he would not be in the running this year, as a change in job means he no longer needs the space, but he encouraged others to bid for the spot.

“The person who gets it is losing nothing and gaining a lot, but they’re also making a huge contribution to an important community service.”

Bid at and please let any know who might be interested.

Gimme Shelter-Sat 19th Feb Freo Arts centre

Gimme Shelter is a not-for-profit event with every cent from ticket sales going directly to feed and nurture the homeless. Tickets are dirt-cheap at $25 + booking fee in advance, $35 on the door from, The Fremantle Arts Centre and usual outlets. Under 16’s are $10 and kids under 6 are free. Gates open at 5.30pm.

Also performing is Brave and the Bird. And who are Brave and the Bird? Gimme Shelter organisers are remaining tight-lipped on this one. “We can’t tell you for legal reasons”, said event organiser Phoebe Corke. “All I can say is it’s a couple of big name performers, we’re very excited and the crowd is going to go wild when they see who it is.”

New Fremantle bike racks – Portland Style (now completed)

Next time you are wandering by the Moores building on Henry Street in the West End Check out the new on-road bike racks that are being installed. Here is a photo of it next to the Portland example where it is so popular businesses requests are a long list.

and here it is finished

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Fremantle Markets upgrade

Cr Rob Fittock had a sneak preview of the restoration of corner shops of the Fremantle Markets and it is looking good.

Public Forum on Wastewater Reuse – A Sustainable Practice

Public Forum on Wastewater Reuse – A Sustainable Practice

Wednesday 2 February 2011

I think this will be very interesting.

5:30 – 6:30 PM -Public Meeting on Wastewater Reuse – A Sustainable Practice
Fremantle City Council Hall, Fremantle
Chairperson Peter Develerze
With Special Guest Speakers:
1. Welcome: The Hon. Mayor of Fremantle, Dr. Brad Pettitt
2. Prof. Eran Friedler, Israel
3. Mr Chris Higgs, Water Corporation,Western Australia
4. Mr Piers Verstegen, Director, Conservation Council of WA
5. Mr Josh Byrne, Josh Byrne and Associates
6. Mr Richard Theobald, Department of Health
6:30pm refreshments


All are welcome. If you inform it will be helpful for catering purposes.

Back on board

hi. I am back in the Mayor’s chair after a great nine day hike in in the SW World Heritage area of Tasmania and feeling refreshed and looking forward to a productive and exciting 2011.

At last night’s Council meeting we passed the new Hilton Policy and the first step in the small dwellings scheme ammendment which will now be advertised.

We are off to a good start. cheers, Brad

Cappuccino Strip Street Club

Congratulations to the team who put together a very fun Cappuccino Strip Street Club in Fremantle last night. Inspired by David Engwicht’s concept Lounging on High, the small section of Market Street behind Gino’s Café was closed to traffic and was taken over by musicians, hula hooping, Christmas card recycling, games and table tennis.

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It was great to see a fantastic diversity of Freo people community make what is ordinarily a dull bit of road into a vibrant community space.

I look forward to the next installment.