Fremantle public transport forum – October the 6th

If there was ever a time to make sure that a strong and coherent plan for light rail in Fremantle was on the agenda then now is it. We have the State Government Public 2031 transport plan out for comment, local Councils in the region working together on a light rail plan for Cockburn Coast (see pictured ), Murdoch and beyond and the Greens pushing a comprehensive light rail plan for the metro area.

Come along and have your say:

Thursday 6 October at 6.45pm (for a 7pm start)

Fremantle Council reception room

Speakers: Senator Scott Ludlam, Lynn MacLaren MLC & Mayor Brad Pettitt

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Video of my leaders luncheon talk entitled ‘Revitalisation of Fremantle, the City responds’

The 4th leaders luncheon by the City of Fremantle and Fremantle Chamber of Commerce was held at The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle on Thursday 22 September 2011.

It was exciting to be able to speak to the audience of almost 200 people on the topic entitled ‘Revitalisation of Fremantle, the City responds’. The movie below filmed by Linda Blagg is in essence an update as to where the City is up to. I hope you enjoy.

The luncheons are a series of bi–monthly events which include presentations on significant Fremantle issues and members of the Fremantle business community and those with potential business interests in Fremantle are invited to attend. The topics covered at Fremantle Leaders’ Luncheons will always be significant to the Fremantle business community and guest speakers will be a mix of Fremantle and external business and civic leaders.

Local Council Candidates Forum – Thursday 29th September, 7.00pm-8.45pm

Just a quick reminder that tonight, Thursday 29th September, 7.00pm-8.45pm the Fremantle Local Council Candidates Forum in the upstairs Town Hall Reception Room.

All seven candidates are participating in this Q&A session.

So come along if you want to hear about their vision for Fremantle

first glimpse of Freo ferris wheel

I was at the Claremont Showgrounds on the weekend and noticed a new Ferris wheel under construction which I believe is the same one that will be on the Esplanade Park starting late  October.

It is big, it is round and has shiny red wheel chair accessible pods


Coffee van in Kings Square

This week Fremantle Council started to trial a coffee van in Kings Sq as a further step make Kings Square the kind of place the community wants to spend time in rather than just pass through. The plan is for i to be there until Christmas so give it a try and get a game of chess or ping-pong in while you’re there.



The Indigenous Justice Forum: Legal Pathways to Reconciliation. 21 September at Notre Dame University in Fremantle.

The School of Law, Nulungu Centre for Indigenous Studies and the Notre Dame Law Students’ Society invite you to the inaugural

Indigenous Justice Forum: Legal Pathways to Reconciliation

The Indigenous Justice Forum: Legal Pathways to Reconciliation.  21 September at Notre Dame University’s Drill Hall on Mouat Street in Fremantle.

Key Speakers from around Australia will present their perspectives on this topical and important issue, with opportunity for questions and discussion a part of the Forum.

Limited parking will be available in ND26 and ND4 after 5.30pm.  Metered street parking is otherwise available.

Admission is free and open to the public. RSVP is required for catering purposes to or 08 9433 0720

Green Paint

Bike friendly green paint is starting to appear around Fremantle for the first time to make it even safer for you to get back on your bike in this great spring weather. This is art of the City’s commitment to more and better bike infrastructure around the City.  A different way of greening the city so to speak