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Posted in city of fremantle, development by freoview on March 27, 2017

The proposal for development of the Customs House and Centrelink properties in Fremantle’s West End raises the very important question where staff would move to if development eventuates. Will they leave Fremantle and what would that mean for our city’s economy if hundreds of public servants pulled out of the city? Or might they move into the future Woolstores development by Silverleaf and stay in Freo?

The State Government and private sector need to do more to decentralise the workforce and move people away from the Perth CBD as freeway congestion is at an all-time high and public transport use down by 2.1 per cent, with thousands of people staying away from overcrowded trains and buses during peak hours.

Fremantle can ill-afford to lose people working in our city, so hopefully the Customs and Centrelink staff will be relocated here if development of their present premises happens.

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  1. freoview said, on March 28, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Yes they do the scanning of the trucks up at Rous Head.


  2. Rob Fittock said, on March 28, 2017 at 5:50 am

    I believe Customs still have a presence on Rous Head

  3. Robert said, on March 27, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    over a year ago I was told by a person working for customs was that they were moving to the airport. I put that out then as a response to the talk up of all the extra govt workers coming to Fremantle . (Yes I know commonwealth is not State)

  4. freoview said, on March 27, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Do you know where to they are relocating John?


  5. john hinder said, on March 27, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Customs are relocating this year, Which is why I suppose the owner is seeking a new direction, to avoid another vacant commercial space in the West End.

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