Kings Square Progress

For those of you not of Facebook etc I thought the recent video of the demolition of Queensgate was worth sharing.

Good to see work gather pace on this transformational project for Freo.

We are currently focused on how we can improve both signage and other things to assist nearby businesses during the disruption. Newman Court is likely to close on coming days as more permanent hordings go up in preparation to demolition of  the City of Fremantle building.

Please make the most of the new free parking around Kings Sq and support business in the precinct .

 

Mayor in the Suburbs at Propeller North Fremantle this week

No appointment necessary

 

Field of the Unwanted

Field of the Unwanted is an emerging installation by Chris Williams and Green Brigade. It is an unconventional garden calling attention to the undesirable and unwelcome. Rove through the garden plots with our custodians as they unpack the uses and non-uses of the Field’s cultivated weed varieties.

8 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle (map)
Thur 22 Feb, 5pm – 7.30pm. 

Arrive anytime during opening hours. Roving begins every 2 minutes.

Field of the Unwanted is commissioned as part of our Know Thy Neighbour #2 program and presented in partnership with DADAA.

Free D-locks to Stop Bike Theft in Freo

City of Fremantle’s Community Safety Team will be giving out free D-locks in an effort to reduce bike theft.

 

The ‘Lock down on bike theft’ campaign will focus on Fremantle’s city centre and run from February through to April.

It is a collaboration between Fremantle Police and the City of Fremantle, with the Public Transport Authority rolling out a similar initiative at Fremantle Train Station during February.

Community Safety Team Leader Christopher Scanlan said the D-lock campaign aimed to reduce bike theft by half.

“We’ll approach cyclists find out what kind of bike lock they are using and then offer a D-lock in exchange for their old lock,” he said.

“D-locks have been proven to be quite robust and they can only be removed using a cutting device or saw whereas a standard bike cable can be cut within 10 or 15 seconds using a standard cutting device.

“Locking your bike with a D-lock is going to improve safety, make it harder for people to steal and act as a deterrent.”

The Community Safety Team has about 200 D-locks to give out to the public over the next two to three months.

Because Fremantle is such a bike friendly community, residents needed to take extra precautions.

Fremantle has a huge cycling community but unfortunately that can mean we are sometimes a target for bike thefts. We are actively working to prevent bike theft with this campaign which will encourage more people to cycle regularly.

Fremantle Police Investigations Manager Phil Gazzone said the community played a significant role in reducing bike theft by ensuring the correct locks were used.

“It’s really positive to see the joining of forces between Fremantle Police and the City of Fremantle to collaboratively tackle this crime type,” he said.

“The quality and values of bicycles these days have evolved with carbon fibre frames and can be easily moved so naturally would be of high interest to offenders prepared to commit this crime”.

The campaign will be launched at a Bike Theft Awareness Day at Kings Square on 25 February, starting at 10am.

Fremantle residents will be able to collect a free D-lock, have their bikes engraved and learn some handy tips about where to park their bikes and lock them properly.

The free D-locks are available to Fremantle residents only and are limited to one per person until stocks run out.

Mayor in the Suburbs at South Beach tomorrow

Pop down for a chat from 11am tomorrow (Wednesday) to the new South Beach Courts to share your thoughts and questions.

No appointment necessary

Picture // PHLY Images in South Fremantle

The Fremantle Foundation: A Vital Conversation about Australia’s shared history

The Fremantle Foundation is running a Vital Conversation about Australia’s shared history – opening hearts, opening minds

This is the first of a series of Vital Conversations in 2018 and is an intensive one day workshop exploring ‘Australia’s Shared History’.

We all learnt about Captain Cook and a “broad brush” history of colonisation but what do you know about Australia’s history from the Indigenous perspective?

With discussions around Australia Day increasing and the success of One Day in Fremantle, this Vital Conversation offers you the chance to take the next step in your personal understanding.

This one day intensive brings knowledge and deep insights into the shared history of Australians. It looks through the eyes of the First Australians and with this Indigenous perspective sheds light on a past we all share.

Specifically it will increase effective and respectful professional and personal relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians by:

  • gaining knowledge of our shared history from an Indigenous perspective
  • increasing awareness of the impacts which continue to affect Aboriginal Australians today
  • learning to be comfortable and confident in the third space

 

When: 8.30AM – 4.30PM, Tuesday 27th February

Where: The Big Hall in the Old Boys School, 92 Adelaide St. Fremantle

Cost: $80 per person

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

 

Facilitated by Jenny Hunter and Kelly Terry, with guest Aboriginal presenters including respected Aboriginal elder Dr Noel Nannup.

Places are limited so please be quick to book to avoid missing out.

 

Also here is the latest clip on One Day 2018

Fremantle Leisure Centre event as part of the Museum of Water

The Fremantle Leisure Centre on Sunday 4 March is holding an event as part of the Museum of Water at the Fremantle Arts Centre / Perth Festival.

You can even register to come and try synchronised swimming to register go to –  https://www.perthfestival.com.au/synchronised-swimming

To register to be a part of the swimmers manifestos go to – https://www.perthfestival.com.au/swimmers-manifesto