Find out about the great work that St Pats are doing in Freo this Tuesday 26th June 5.45pm – 7.15 pm

  • Find out how your donations are used
  • CEO update on plans and challenges for the next 12 months
  • Hear about the 20 lives 20 homes project
  • Q&A session on key issues in Homelesness in Fremantle
  • Meet clients and staff at St. Pat’s

Special perfomance by St. Pat’s Starlight Hotel Choir

Enquries to Melanie Watkins 9430 4159

The Fremantle Network this Tuesday: Lessons from Singapore

On one level Singapore and Fremantle seem very far apart. A high density metropolis of over 5 million that’s at the crossroads of global trade contrasted with our relatively small and isolated port city.

But there’s some important lesson both good and bad that Singapore can share for Fremantle from city greening, density, heritage, affordable housing, tourism, and multi-modal transit investment.

Singapore is without doubt a city of innovation with lessons for Fremantle and beyond.

On Tuesday I will reflect on a study tour I recently undertook to Singapore with other council representatives from the South West Group.

6pm Tuesday 19 June at the National Hotel, Freo.

Seasonal Home and Garden Kindy Fundraiser with Josh Byrne


White Gum Valley’s Hazel Orme Community Kindy relies on fundraising to support all the great stuff that teachers and parents do for the kids throughout the year.

Their latest fundraising event is a pair of house and garden workshops with Josh Byrne, well-known local sustainability expert and Gardening Australia presenter.

Winter Workshop: 23rd June

The winter workshop will cover pruning and helping your garden through winter, as well as ways of keeping your home warm and cosy with less energy.

Spring Workshop: 15th September

The Spring workshop will look at planting, fertilizing and irrigation, and how to keep your home cool without relying on the air conditioner.

The venue is Josh’s House – a rare chance to visit one of Australia’s most sustainable homes – and a great suburban garden.

Proceeds from these workshops go 100% to the Kindy, with presenters and organisers all giving their time for free.

For bookings:

or contact Mark on 0481 067 265 or email


Mayor (Not) in the Square Heads South Tomorrow

Tomorrow Mayor (Not) in the Square will be in South Freo’s Ootong and Lincoln at 11am.

Feel free to pop down.



Mayor in the Square will be at Wray Ave this week

Mayor in the Square will be at Mod Cafe on Wray Ave tomorrow, Wednesday the 6th of June.

If the weather is good we will be on the public parklet on the street. Otherwise we will be inside keeping warm and dry.

2018 Heritage Festival celebrates the people of Fremantle: custodians, makers and creators

The eighth edition of the annual Fremantle Heritage Festival kicks off this Friday with the traditional Pioneers’ Luncheon at the Fremantle Town Hall.

The Pioneers’ Luncheon, attended by people aged 60 and over who have lived in the Fremantle area for 50 years or more, is held annually to commemorate the foundation of our state.

While Fremantle is blessed with amazing built heritage, the focus of this year’s Heritage Festival would be the people who have contributed to the city’s unique identity.

The 2018 Fremantle Heritage Festival celebrates the people of Fremantle – its custodians, makers and creators. The festival is inclusive of all of the cultures that have contributed to making Fremantle the great place it is today, from the traditional owners to post-war migrants.

The Pioneers’ Luncheon on Friday will be followed by the official opening Wanjoo Welcome event at the WA Maritime Museum on Saturday morning.

Set where the Derbal Yerrigan (Swan River) meets the Wardan (sea), elder Marie Taylor will perform a Welcome to Country and be joined at the free, family-friendly event by musicians Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse to share stories and songs in Nyoongar language.

Other Heritage Festival highlights include Fish Guts and All, where people can get a rare peak into old warehouses and meet the personalities of the Fremantle fishing industry, and Between Wind and Water – a moving and funny play about Fremantle history.

Visitors can also listen to stories of dreaming, spirituality and history on an Aboriginal cultural tour hosted by former Fremantle Docker Scott Chisholm, learn about the history of tattooing at the Skin Sin exhibition, join the Mayor on a bike tour through the streets of Fremantle and celebrate 30 years of live music at Clancy’s Fish Pub.

The 2018 Fremantle Heritage Festival runs from 25 May to 4 June.

For more information and the full program of events visit the Fremantle Heritage Festival page on the Fremantle story website.

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