In a shock announcement City of Fremantle East Ward Councillor and Deputy Mayor Dave Coggin has resigned from council today.
Coggin has been offered a position as advisor to the new Premier of Western Australia Mark McGowan and that was obviously an offer too good to refuse.
Coggin had been a Freo Councillor for seven and a half years and was due for re-election in October.
Coggin’s last meeting he’ll attend at Fremantle Council will be April 25, a good opportunity to thank him.
I believe this is a sad day for Fremantle because Dave Coggin has been an excellent and balanced Councillor who was a member of the successful team that attracted massive development in the Freo CBD. A move that will see the transformation and revitalisation of the CBD and a return to a seven-day a week retail economy.
No doubt though it will be good to have someone with a real passion for and commitment to Fremantle in the Premier’s ear and Dave’s resignation from Council might benefit our city in the long run.
I have had the pleasure of many private meetings with Dave Coggin and have observed him at Council and have been very impressed with his tireless work for our community. I would like to thank him for that. The Freo community owes you gratitude, Dave. Good luck in the new position!
Simone McGurk the Labor member for Fremantle has been appointed by Premier Mark McGowan to become the Minister for Child Protection, Women’s Interests, Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence and Community Services.
That’s a lot of portfolios, so good luck Simone!
Two ‘locals’ have been appointed by Labor leader Mark McGowan into the new Western Australian cabinet.
Simone McGurk and Peter Tinley will be told on Thursday by the new Premier which portfolios they will be responsible for.
Well done Simone and Peter. Now the hard yakka starts!
Fremantle Port looks as if Labor leader and former Navy officer Mark McGowan has called in a few favours to show Bad Boy Boom Bust Barnett and his supporters who will be in charge from Monday on.
There are five warships in the port and one off shore, so that is a clear show of force. ; >)
One more sleep!
The Pauline Hanson of Fremantle politics sent out another rant to the members of his community group.
He had such a great time in Subi where the driver of a red Ferrari told him his car was even more noticeable. Freo’s Pauline drives a late-model yellow Porsche.
Freo’s Pauline then rode around Subi on a $ 2,000 bicycle and got a bargain buying his exclusive French tea leaves.
He who looks down on us Freo commoners even observed how well-dressed people in Subiaco supposedly are when compared to Fremantle.
The rant continues that while Freo’s Pauline was living the high-life in Subiaco a mate went to Target in Fremantle and witnessed a case of shop-lifting. It’s the tale of two cities according to him.
No doubt shop-lifting only happens in Fremantle and not in Subiaco or anywhere else in W.A. and Council is to blame for it, as it is according to Freo’s Pauline for not doing more against anti-social behaviour in Fremantle.
Ooops, Freo’s Pauline totally forgot that crime and anti-social behaviour is the responsibility of WA Police and his mate Colin’s government. He also ignores the fact that the City of Fremantle recently employed more safety officers.
It appears we are just not classy enough here in Freo for the refined taste of Fremantle’s anti everything guru, but as it is the case with the real Pauline not many people take Freo’s Pauline’s rambling nonsense serious anymore.