Ocean Pool Petition for Bathers’ Beach Presented to State Parliament
November 27, 2015 Leave a comment
This week Fremantle MLA Simone McGurk presented a petition on Fremantle Ocean Pool to State Parliament which reads:
To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Parliament of Western Australia in Parliament assembled.
We, the undersigned, say that an ocean pool should be constructed at Bathers’ Beach in Fremantle. The ocean pool could be used by locals, tourists and school groups, and alleviate concerns about shark attacks and beach safety. It would also assist the activation of Fremantle’s West End and attract people to the beautiful but underutilised Bathers’ Beach. The ocean pool could be designed to suit the area and be respectful to the area’s heritage values.
Now we ask the Legislative Assembly to call on the State Government to support the construction of an ocean pool at Bathers’ Beach, and to ensure that it provides the material and financial resources required to realise this project.
The petition was signed by 3 782 people.!
A huge thanks to Sam Martin who initiated this petition and has been working hard to move this project forward.
The ocean pool is in the City of Fremantle’s Freo 2029 plan and our new draft community/strategic plan but is ultimately a project that will only be able to happen with State Government support in addition to Fremantle Council funding. So here’s hoping it influences some budgetary decision making.