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UNTRUE SPIN IS WRONG FROM ALL SIDES

Posted in city of fremantle, community, local government, politics, western australia by freoview on September 10, 2016

Community groups have to be careful not to fall into the same trap as Councils do and start using spin to pull the wool over people’s eyes.

The most recent Freo Matters on-line newsletter by the Fremantle Residents and Ratepayers Association is doing just that and that makes one question the integrity of the community group.

FRRA writes that as part of the Kings Square Project development the “Council building’s only function is to house Councillors and Council staff” but that is not true at all.

The Civic Centre at Kings Square has always been a place for the community, where there are information sessions about new development, where public Council and Committee meetings are held, where community groups can book a room for meetings, where I attended the Citizen Jury on Kings Square, community sessions about new signs, city planning, traffic issue, the Perth Freight Link, council amalgamations, etc.etc. And of course the civic centre also houses the very-well visited library.

To claim the new building would just be an expensive new home for staff and elected members is a blatant lie, and FRRA knows that.

Roel Loopers

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