Freo Recycling Centre officially open

The City of Fremantle’s new and improved Recycling Centre will be officially opened today as part of National Recycling Week.

The new centre on Montreal Street has almost doubled in size, has increased opening hours and can recycle a wider range of materials – including whitegoods, e-waste, mattresses and clean bricks and pavers.

The upgraded centre was part of the City’s commitment to boost recycling rates.

We were very proud to be awarded international certification as a one Planet Council back in 2015,

As part of our One Planet commitments we have a target to reduce waste generation by 10 per cent, and also achieve a 70 per cent recycling rate by 2020.

In its first weekend of operation we had more people go through the new recycling centre than we would normally get in a month, so it’s certainly helping us achieve that target while also offering a great service to Fremantle residents and ratepayers.

In addition to the upgraded recycling centre, the City of Fremantle has also introduced a free home collection service.

Fremantle residents aged 65 and over can contact the City to arrange the pick-up of whitegoods, mattresses and e-waste, which will be collected from their doorstep and taken away for recycling.  

For more information or to book a collection call the City on 9432 9999 or visit the Home Collection Service page on our website.

The City will be hosting an Open Day at the Recycling Centre tomorrow from 10am to 2pm, with free coffee, activities and City staff available to chat about our recycling services.   

For more information on recycling visit our Recycling Centre webpage.

Biophilic Perth invites you to an evening of Conversation and Inspiration

6pm Monday November 20th

Peter Newman, Brad Pettitt and Jana Söderlund discuss biophilic urbanism and the biophilic city vision.

Inspired by visits to our neighbour Singapore, Peter and Jana will showcase highlights and how Singapore’s vision could be adapted to Perth. Part of this is linking with the global Biophilic City network. Mayor Pettitt will provide an update on Fremantle’s initiatives towards becoming a member.

This will be followed by an opportunity to discuss, ask questions and network.

Join us in The Local Hotel, Monday 20th, 6pm – 8pm.

282 South Terrace, South Fremantle

Doors open 5.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/a-biophilic-conversation-tickets-39506192084

 

 

One Day in 2018

Acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke has been announced as the headline act for next year’s One Day in Fremantle event.

The multi-platinum, ARIA-nominated singer of hits like ‘The Last Day on Earth’ and ‘Caught in the Crowd’ will be joined by DJ Kevin Parker from psychedelic rockers Tame Impala, Arnhem Land hip-hop artist Baker Boy  and indigenous dance group Djuki Mala.

Award-winning singer-songwriter Gina Williams will return as host of the free community event, presented by the City of Fremantle.

More acts for the main stage are still to be confirmed and will be announced in the coming weeks.

A range of family-friendly activities will also be on offer to enjoy throughout the day, which will begin with a smoking ceremony.

The inaugural event earlier this year – featuring John Butler, Dan Sultan and Mama Kin – drew a crowd of around 15,000 people.

Fremantle mayor Brad Pettitt said the family-friendly event was a great celebration of modern Australia.

“The first One Day in Fremantle was without doubt the best event I have ever been involved in,” Mayor Pettitt said.

“The feeling in the crowd was just amazing, with people of all ages and backgrounds coming together to celebrate everything that is great about being Australian.

“With the world-class artists we have lined up for next year, I’d encourage everyone to come down to the Esplanade and enjoy a great day in Freo.”

The free One Day in Fremantle event will be held on Esplanade Reserve on Sunday 28 January 2018 from 2pm to 8pm.

One Day Festival 2017

Freo Alternative ‘Popping up in the suburbs’

Over the next few days the Stage Two of  the award winning  Freo Alternative proposed Scheme amendment and draft planning policy  will be popping up in Freo’s suburbs.

 

To read all about the project please see the City’s Mysay Freo website – mysay.fremantle.wa.gov.au/Freo_Alternative – We have summarised the technical requirements in a booklet.

Fremantle Prison Big Winner at 2017 WA Tourism Awards

It was a big weekend for Fremantle Prison at the 2017 WA Tourism Awards.

Fremantle Prison was awarded Gold for the Cultural Tourism category and Silver in the Major Tourist Attractions category..

Adding to a fantastic night out for the Prison team, tour guide, Janine Della Bosca was recognised as the best in the business, taking away honours as the FACET Golden Guide Award winner.

 

Freo Alternative diverse housing project wins prestigious Planning Minister’s Award.

I’m very pleased to hearthat at the Planning Institute of Australia WA Annual Awards for Planning Excellence event last Friday, the City of Fremantle’s entry of the first phase of community engagement on the Freo Alternative diverse housing project received the commendation in the community engagement category but, more significantly, WON the prestigious Planning Minister’s Award for the same project.

The Planning Minister’s Award is made to only one project out of all the entries across all award categories.

This is a great achievement by the City of Freo staff along with project partners Creating Communities and the Australian Urban Design Research Centre. The award is thoroughly well deserved recognition of this commitment and effort – well done all.

 

Ask me, I’m a Freo local

Freo locals are being asked to share their local knowledge with visitors.

People who are passionate about their city and are comfortable being approached by visitors can pick up an ‘Ask me, I’m a Freo local’ badge from the City of Fremantle and wear it when they’re out and about in town.

Fremantle Councillor Dave Hume, who brought the idea forward, says the idea is for locals to share their love of Freo with visitors by being available to provide directions, offer advice and give insights into their favourite parts of the city.

“Fremantle locals are a friendly bunch who are eager to share their knowledge and passion with visitors and show them places they might not otherwise know about,” Councillor Hume said.

“This campaign is about putting a friendly face on Freo and creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for visitors.”

The Freo local badges will be distributed to City of Fremantle staff and local businesses.

They can also be collected from the Fremantle Visitor Centre at the Town Hall and the customer service counter at the City’s administration building.