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ALTERNATIVE KINGS SQUARE FIGURES FACTS

Posted in city of fremantle, kings square, western australia by freoview on February 21, 2017

It appears that Premier Colin Barnett and the City of Fremantle engaged in a bit of ‘alternative facts’ spin when they announced late last year that 1,500 state government staff would relocate to Fremantle to the Kings Square project.

A reliable source informs me that nearly one-third of them will relocate from Marine House opposite the Esplanade Hotel in Essex Street, so they are already in Fremantle and will only move one kilometre further east.

I hear marine-related officers are not too happy about it as it will take them further away from their boats in the Fishing Boat Harbour.

Roel Loopers

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  1. Lionel said, on February 23, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Ed your mastery of maths is incredible. It might be useful if Roel hadn’t said ‘around 400’

  2. Ed said, on February 23, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Actual fact: 400/1500 = 0.26rec – alot closer to one quarter than one third.

  3. Lionel said, on February 22, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    “My information is that it is around 400 staff.”

    If that is correct then you are completely justified in saying “nearly one-third of them” and I think Brad owes you an apology.

    Brad, can you confirm the exact number please and cite your source?

  4. freoview said, on February 22, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    My information is that it is around 400 staff.

    Roel

  5. Lionel said, on February 22, 2017 at 10:41 am

    “I don’t believe this is anything near a third of the 1500 workers”

    “I believe it just a couple of hundred”

    Be wary of politicians who ‘believe’ they know things. You either know the numbers or you don’t Brad.

  6. Mayor of Fremantle Brad Pettitt's blog said, on February 21, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Roel
    It is correct that some of the new residents of Kings Sq will relocate from Marine House but I don’t believe this is anything near a third of the 1500 workers. I don’t know specific numbers but I believe it just a couple of hundred. cheers.

  7. Robert said, on February 21, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Its all mirrors or deck chairs.. I understand that customs will be moving to the Airport and there are very few now in there building in the west end.


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