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WHITE GUM VALLEY VERGES LOOKING GREAT

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, gardening, green space, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on August 21, 2019

 

 

Driving through White Gum Valley it looks like there is a Valley Verges project going on with many home owners planting verge gardens and even vegetable gardens.

They are assisted by the City of Fremantle’s Verge Preparation Assistance Scheme which offers free mulch and street trees, subsidised native plants and expert advise.

It’s looking great already!

Roel Loopers

HAVE A FREE SPLURGE ON YOUR FREO VERGE!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, environment, gardening, local government, nature, trees, Uncategorized by freoview on February 4, 2019

 

The City of Fremantle Verge Preparation Assistant Scheme aims to turn neighbourhoods into lush, green oasis.

It gives subsidies on native plants, free mulch, free street trees and free advise on landscaping and creating a garden verge.

The scheme assists eligible residents by removing soil, vegetation and grass and delivering free mulch recycled from the City’s tree pruning program.

It is open to everyone but prioritises people with a Senior Card or Health Card. Apply on line till March 1 on the City of Fremantle’s website: https://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/

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EXPENSIVE FREO VERGE MOWING MAIL OUT

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on August 26, 2017

 

I wonder why the Fremantle City administration believe it was important to do a mail out to around 18,000 households to let them know that verge mowing will restart.

Surely a note on the CoF weekly page in the Herald, or a small advertisement would have been enough to alert property owners to this.

Personalised mail-outs are not cheap and the CoF would had to have that contracted out, so how much did it cost?

I know it will be unlikely I’ll get an answer to this, the same as the CEO did not bother to answer how much money the City wasted on removing and modifying speedhumps last month.

Whoever gets elected on the new Fremantle Council really needs to start implementing stronger performance criteria for the administration, as they should be accountable for the mistakes they make and what it costs ratepayers.

 

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WE ARE NOT ALONE, FREMANTLE!

Posted in fremantle by freoview on September 19, 2014

Let me quote a little from a letter to the editor in a community newspaper: … to the detriment and of total disregard for the everyday requirements of its domiciliary ratepayers. How about some attendance to the neglected rubbish strewn unsealed and rat-infested lanes?

Then consider:

* A program for poor kerbside drainage and local flooding issues.

* Attention to inadequate traffic management.

* The totally unmaintained and unsightly street verges, and a consolidated street tree program.

* The abominable state of street lighting.

* The very mundane and uninspiring town centre.

* The very dangerous slab footpaths.

Sounds familiar?

Well, it is not someone complaining about Fremantle but about Cottesloe in the Subiaco Post newspaper.

Yep, we are not alone. Local councils everywhere neglect the basics and the present and mainly plan for the future.

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MAKE FREO VERGES MORE BEAUTIFUL

Posted in fremantle by freoview on May 10, 2014

It is good that the City of Fremantle encourages residents to beautify their verges with the offer of subsidised native plants, to help save water and increase biodiversity, but it is disappointing that Fremantle residents can’t go and buy these plants on Sunday and Saturday afternoon. That’s going to make it hard for families where children have to attend sport on Saturday morning and parents work on week days.

The plants are just $ 1.50 per tube at the APACE Nursery during the month of May. Maximum of 20 tubes per person and for Freo residents only. Bring ID!

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