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Posted in BOOKS, city of fremantle, east fremantle, history, local government, reading, Uncategorized by freoview on November 28, 2018


The Town of East Fremantle will no longer contribute to the City of Fremantle library services after the end of this financial year 2018/19. It has also reduced the Town’s contribution this year by $ 50,000 to $ 150,000.

East Fremantle Council decided in May this year that there was no longer benefit for them to continue with the arrangement as allegedly more East Fremantle residents use the Melville library than the Fremantle one.

The contribution by East Fremantle presents just over 10 per cent of the City of Fremantle’s library budget so it will have an impact on the library services.

The cancelation of the arrangement, which was introduced in 1995 between East Fremantle, Fremantle, and the Library Board of WA, will also have an impact on the delivery of local history services, with the City of Fremantle considering to introduce a fee for service proposal.

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  1. freoview said, on November 28, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    The parking permits for East Freo residents are most probably given to them to support Fremantle traders and to encourage them to shop here and eat in Freo, but is that happening?



  2. Clayton GUNNING said, on November 28, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    A real shame the Town of East Fremantle doesn’t see any value in supporting services in Fremantle which their residents have used for decades. Obviously preparing themselves for a takeover, the Town has decided to align itself with Melville and Garden City.

    This should be the end of residential parking permits for East Fremantle residents for starters.


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