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Posted in city of fremantle, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on July 27, 2017


Well, this is highly embarrassing. I GOT IT WRONG! and was too early in my praise for Fremantle Council and officers.

It turned out I read the screen behind the Mayor wrong last night, and not much has changed as far as residents parking permits are concerned, and we are back to the status quo, with a few minor adjustments only.

So it will remain free street parking only for residents and the off-street parking they wanted to introduced has been put on hold.

Now we have seven days a week free parking all at the same times before 11am and after 3pm. That includes Saturdays, where there was no free parking, and Sundays where we had all day free parking in the Beach Street car park.

‘This permit exempts the holder from paying parking fees for all standard on-street (curb side) car parking bays during the following times only (including public holidays):
· Monday-Sunday (7 days per week)
· Valid between the hours of 9.00am – 11.00am and between the hours of 3.00pm–5.00pm. Permit holders must abide by the posted time limits (e.g. 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours).
· Valid between the hours of 5.00pm – 1.00am. Permit holders are exempt from the posted time limits during this period.’

As Director Tom Griffiths emailed me “So, extending the current arrangement to include weekends as well as weekdays. The debate was around also investigating the viability of adding off-street to this package. However, we don’t have any data on the use of the permits (they’re hard copy) so we need to gather data on their use over the next year to responsibly evaluate the impact of that change.”

I AM SORRY!!!!My apologies for publishing the wrong Council resolution. It’s about time someone shot me, as I am clearly losing my marbles. ; >(


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  1. freoview said, on July 28, 2017 at 7:08 am

    I am looking on E BAY for a huge number of new marbles Rob.


  2. freoview said, on July 28, 2017 at 7:07 am

    It is due to its success that it gets long queues and the organisers have to consider if they want it to grow or not. The Carriage cafe new owners told me they would be trying to be part of it next year, and no doubt the new J Shed tavern-if it gets approved-would love to be part of it as well.
    The concept started to give the struggling clubs more prominence and that has certainly happened with new memberships, etc.


  3. Rob said, on July 27, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    I don’t know why but this years Hidden Treasures event in the West End of Fremantle was a real disappointment and the organiser needs to get their act together for next year There was just too many people queued up waiting and far too few venues, Whilst the $20 entry was very reasonable and location amazing, queues were not moving and people were rightfully pissed off. Lazy organising saw just four venues operating in an area alive with options, Why not use the J-Shed or Whalers tunnel or Bathers Beach House or maybe the Kidogo, there are so many options in the west end to expand the venues and give other bands opportunities and the paying public music to hear but the organisers couldn’t see it. I live in the west end and went home at 9.30pm because I couldn’t get in anywhere. I spoke to people that had travelled from the country only to queue for ages. Perhaps next year we can have an event that works.

  4. Rob Fittock said, on July 27, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    I still have my 60 something year old bag of marbles at home Roel so if you lose some then i’ll be able to sell a few to you….except my chipped cats eyes and pee wees

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