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Posted in city of fremantle, esplanade reserve, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on August 13, 2017



The City of Fremantle needs to improve the footpath on the Esplanade that runs from Essex Street to Little Creatures as it is a mess in winter after rainfall.

One has to walk through deep puddles or divert through the grass, and the latter creates mud.

People with prams or in wheelchairs have to plough through the wet mess, and that is not on.

There also needs to be a second ‘wayfinding’ path from Collie Street to the Fishing Boat Harbour.

It is good and fine to do the big picture stuff and the concept of a hub, but one needs to look after the small stuff as well and create a path that can be used all seasons.


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  1. kel said, on August 17, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Amen Robert.

    Back on subject I do hope Council “change their mind from removing the Carriage Coffee Shop/Cafe and give Rochelle and David a chance to save this Icon by granting an extra lease.

    Must check with RA on her thoughts on this.

  2. kel said, on August 17, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Amen Robert.

  3. Rob Fittock said, on August 16, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    life is far too short Kel….move on

  4. kel said, on August 16, 2017 at 4:49 pm


    Just giving you a bit of your ever present sarcasm you started here and are known for in most of your Blog rantings

    You also move off subject when presented with the facts as usual.

    The cap fits so wear it!

  5. Rob Fittock said, on August 16, 2017 at 7:03 am

    I cut my teeth on the dumpy level working with Dad on building sites as a kid Kel and the latest laser level is now old hat

    Unfortunately I don’t have the drawing board that Dad made me many years ago but if I did it would be hanging up in a prominent place at home however I still have my old tee square and set square as memories of the past as I now drive AutoCAD

    If Dad were alive today and read your last post he would say what a condescending bitter old sod you are but Mum would not have been so polite

  6. kel said, on August 15, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Look after it Rob.I will come over and teach you how to use it sometime.Could take you a while to understand how it works. I have a the latest Lazer Dumpy Level but you would not know what it looks like as you are probably still using the old drafting board your dad gave you.

  7. Rob Fittock said, on August 14, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Yes I have Dad’s dumpy level in its leather case c/w tripod and manual cross-hair staff that I cherish Kel and it’s still accurate to the mm….sorry to a 1/16th of an inch

  8. kel said, on August 14, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Nothing new here Rob as you would know.Dumpy levels have been absent from the Esplanade Reserve since 2004. Matter of fact this has been reported as going on since the Carriage was first renovated back then.Had the concrete edging installed in May 2015 as per Roel`s attachment above –“What does the community want on the Esplanade”–.Please click on it and see how beautifully we maintained this 105 year old Carriage then try to understand why 6 months later just before Xmas December 2015 the Mayor and his Councillors again refused a lease extension and signed the death nell to get rid of the Carriage Cafe from its current location on the Esplanade Reserve in now only 19 months time. STINKS!

    After the edging was installed the City has only recently installed this semipermanent pathway without any consideration for drainage of the area. Disgraceful effort really.

    I have correspondence from 2004 between myself the City,Mayors Tagliaferri, Pettit and Elected Members and contrary to what Roel has put on his blog that “Mayor Pettit has a SOFT SPOT for the Carriage” NOT TRUE as he has gone all out to get rid of it since our first discussion at the Carriage in 2005. (Sunset Events moved on to the Esplanade with their Blues and Roots and surrounded the Carriage Cafe in 2005)

    Latest is as we predicted it for 13 years . Council DO want it removed from the Esplanade Reserve altogether and have offered 3 Locations around Fremantle.

    You know the story only too well ex Councillor Rob Fittock.

  9. Rob Fittock said, on August 13, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    yes a few low spots nicely exposed by water and good that you have identified where they are Roel….makes it easier for CoF to fix

  10. Rochelle said, on August 13, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Completely agree….even happy to negotiate a good outcome for all xxx

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