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FROM THE FREMANTLE FPOL COMMITTEE

Posted in city of fremantle, city planning, community, local government, politics, Uncategorized by freoview on November 15, 2018

 

The needed stabilisation of the North Bank foreshore in North Fremantle created the longest debate of the evening at the Fremantle Council FPOL Committee on Wednesday evening.

Questions were asked why the City of Fremantle should spend money on it when clearly the onus had been on the developers at the time, who went into receivership, to build a seawall to protect the residential properties.

Councillors also made it clear that the City would not be able to spend approximately $ 600,000 on this so it was a long way away from the issues being resolved.

Staff were asked why the elected members had not received more information, as they had requested some months ago when the item came before the committee, so the item was deferred and will come back to council in about three months.

Another long debate was about the implementation of a Sustainable Events Policy, which would demand that plastic water bottles, straws, balloons, styrofoam, polystyrene, etc. would no longer been used at Fremantle events.

The High Street/Stirling Highway project will need EPA approval so that will change things a little but the City is still required to remove FERN from Montreal Street and hand over the site to Main Road by the start of February next year.

The preferred builder for the Fremantle Park sports and community home was approved, as were the well overdue two zebra crossings on Marine Terrace, and the extension of the lease for the South Beach kiosk.

Also approved was that Cleanaway will be responsible for the collection of the new FOGO green organic waste collection.

An offer has been made for the sale of 12 Holdsworth Street, but that was a confidential item, so I had to leave the chambers. This is the building where the Fremantle Dental Clinic is in, which offers a great service to those on pension, concession and health cards, who can otherwise not afford to go to a dentist, so the city should lobby State Government that the dental clinic will remain in Fremantle as it is needed here!

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FREMANTLE GREEN WASTE COLLECTION STARTS

Posted in city of fremantle, gardening, local government, Uncategorized, WASTE by freoview on September 14, 2018

 

The City of Fremantle’s six-monthly green waste verge collection kicks off again next week.

All domestic properties north of South Street (Area A) will have their green waste collected from Monday 17 September, while green waste from all domestic properties south of South Street (Area B) will be collected the following week, from Monday 24 September.

City of Fremantle Facilities and Environment manager Tony Strickland said all of the green waste collected will be recycled into mulch.

“We’ll collect tree trunks, branches and shrub prunings up to 1.5m in length and 30cm in diameter, or two standard trailer loads of green waste,” Mr Strickland said.

“Because it all gets recycled into mulch we can’t accept leaves or grass clippings in boxes or bags, and we also ask people not to leave out general rubbish, weeds or sand or soil.

“And to keep the neighbourhood looking tidy we also ask people not to put material out on the verge until two days before the collection date, and to place it as neatly as possible.”

To make it easier to collect, green waste should be placed away from walls, fences, power poles and trees and should not obstruct footpaths, driveways or sprinklers.

The next green waste collection will happen in April and May next year.

If people miss the verge collection they can drop off green waste at the City of Fremantle Recycling Centre on Montreal Street free of charge all year round.

For more information visit the Green Waste page on the City’s website.

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