November 29, 2011 2 Comments
The results of two recently-held interactive workshops indicate that 65% of participants support the scheme amendments with only 16% opposed.Other key indicators included:
- 98% of participants believing that the city centre of Fremantle needs revitalising
- 74% supporting the selection of the area identified for revitalisation in the scheme amendment – 14% were opposed
- 83% agreeing that the proposed increase in residential and business/commercial development will create a more vibrant and inviting area for the community – only 6% disagreed
- 67% feel the Scheme Amendment will have a positive effect in revitalising the city centre of Fremantle, with only 10% disagreeing.
Last week’s second interactive workshop was the final scheduled event in the City’s extensive eight-week public consultation period which included a presentation and discussion evening, open days, walking tours of the sites and the two workshops.
These events provided the opportunity for local residents and other stakeholders to gather information, give feedback and ask questions regarding proposed amendments to the Fremantle Local Planning Scheme. The proposed amendments cover key sites in Fremantle’s City Central area focused around Queen Street, between the Fremantle Railway Station and Kings Square.
The proposed planning scheme amendments are a key component of the most important urban renewal initiative Fremantle has seen in over 25 years and are part of the City’s strategy for ensuring Fremantle’s long-term economic sustainability.
Of course we won’t know the overall level of support until all submission are in so I encourage people to provide their comments and feedback via a formal written submission by the closing date of Wednesday 7 December.
The public submission form which can be obtained from the City; or downloaded from the City’s website under ‘community engagement’.http://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/cityoffremantle/Community_engagement/Community_Consultation_Projects_go_here/Scheme_Amendment_No_49