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What do you want the Future Freo to be known for?

For many years and till as recently as 40 years ago Fremantle was known as  WA’s harbour city. Prior to containerisation, men were employed in sizeable numbers to man handle Western Australian’s import and export cargo. Freight rail was big … Continue reading

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How do you Want Fremantle’s retail to grow?

Since the CoF created it’s Economic Development Strategy in the pre Amendment 49 days, the Council have said that the City, amongst other things, needs an enlarged retail sector. Since then there has been a lot of gripes from many … Continue reading

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GST – should we use this to enable every State to maximise its potential?

One of the problems with only focusing on percentages instead of the actual figures when it comes to National and State planning is that percentages are bound to enable the more powerful States to always remain the most powerful and the … Continue reading

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City Vision – Spreadsheets vs Images of lifestyle

Currently those who supposedly help us, the community, create our visions of the future, work in State and Local Gov’t planning Depts, Engineers, and if we are lucky innovative world leading Architects. But is that really the group who are … Continue reading

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Do you want 16 storeys next to you?

The decision by the Minister Day to permit a 16 storey building in central Subiaco, that is totally out of scale with everything in the neighbourhood, in fact within the entire Metro, got me thinking. Obviously we need our State … Continue reading

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Refugees is a Growth Sector that No other Nation wants!

Marks response on Roel’s blog of the a graph of refugees/nation got me thinking. Does the fact that other countries are also struggling with the refugee situation excuse Australia, I don’t think so. One of the most interesting things is … Continue reading

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Does our Council know their ratepayer needs?

How can a Council serve its ratepayers without a very good idea about their needs and aspirations? But, has our Council asked us? Where do Fremantle ratepayers spend a typical week, and what would encourage them to do more of … Continue reading

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