Freo's View


Posted in cars, city of fremantle, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on July 12, 2017




My relationship with Fremantle Council is like a volatile marriage. Sometimes I want to hug and kiss them for making great strategic long-term decisions and on other occasions I want an urgent divorce; the house, the car, the boat, the Margaret River weekender, the bank accounts, and even the kids.

The idea to change the residents parking permit conditions is one of those divorce situations, or like talking to teenagers and asking them to grow up to reality.

The timing of the proposed changes could not be worse, with Fremantle going through a welcome massive period of development. Long-term parking bays will be occupied by construction workers and tradies for the next three years because of the Kings Square Project, and it is highly likely that the Woolstores shopping development will also start early next year.

To relocate residents to free parking in City carparks only and no longer on the streets will hurt the CBD traders, and the change of time in the morning from 11 am to 10 am will also be bad.

The item is on the agenda of this evening’s FPOL Committee, so have your say and come along. It starts at 6pm.

And why is the City of Fremantle taking no action at all of Transperth busses occupying many parking bays in Goldsborough Street near the Woolstores? A bus takes up to 3-4 car bays and that is not at all helpful for shoppers.

I took this photo at 10.40am this morning.

Roel Loopers

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  1. freoview said, on July 14, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    No educational institution pays council rates, but this is been debated at present by local councils.


  2. Pete said, on July 14, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    But not council rates revenue !

  3. w3st_3nd_r3sid3nt said, on July 14, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Item 9 within the MOU between FCC and UNDA – “… UNDA is responsible for a major contribution to City’s parking revenue …” – this in a document supposedly regarding ‘reactivating’ the West End.

    The council appears to continually place revenue collection over livibilty.

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