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TODAY TONIGHT FILMING ARTHUR’S HEAD NEGLECT

 

 

A team from Channel Seven-Today Tonight spent most of the morning in Fremantle to film a story about the neglect of historic Arthur’s Head and WAs oldest public building the Roundhouse.

They interviewed a structural engineer about stabilisation solutions for the rockfall problem and a Roundhouse tourguide about the historic significance of the area.

It will be screened tomorrow, Wednesday at 6.30pm so make sure to watch it, and hopefully WA State politicians will watch it as well and put their hands in their pockets and fund the essential maintenance and repairs as a priority.

Send an email to Heritage Minister David Templeman, Premier Mark McGowan, Tourism Minister Paul Papalia and Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk, and urge them to preserve one of Western Australia’s most significant historic precincts!

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WA PREMIER’S LATEST ON SALE OF FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in fremantle, politics, west australian by freoview on June 1, 2015

Barnett on Port sale

The West Australian and Channel Seven are doing Q&A sessions with WA Premier Colin Barnett and this following section was aired last night:

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/28288359/you-ask-the-premier-answers/

(Interviewer Gareth Parker)

GP: Premier you announced in the Budget that you’re going to sell off, or lease, Fremantle Port. Natalie Greenham wants to know why not build a bigger port at Kwinana and ease the truck traffic through Fremantle?

CB: Well to build a new port at Kwinana is probably going to cost $4 billion or $5 billion. It’s a huge expense. It will come. But it is probably not needed for another 15 years or so. So for the moment we will maximise the use of Fremantle. But yes, in 15 years or so’s time there will need to be a new port. That will probably be a privately funded port.

GP: But even after that 15-year period, will Fremantle Port still continue to operate as a working container port?

CB: Yes, I would expect it would.

I find it very hard to accept that politicians of all colours and all parties lie to win elections and get into power or hold on to it. They always find excuses and blame¬†another party or the economy for their change of mind and I don’t believe we should put up with it any longer.

The sale of Fremantle Port and the building of the Perth Freight Link will be negative for Fremantle and the progress of our city. It is piecemeal on the hop governance that has no place in a modern and wealthy state like ours.

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