Tag Archives: Fremantle

Sea level warnings for canals and coastal properties

SBS has reported on a new website called Coastal Risk Australia , designed to help home buyers work out the risks involved with purchasing coastal properties. Sea level rise is happening faster than expected.  But people are still buying in low … Continue reading

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Public comment on application DAO370/15 and DAO373/15 Arthur Head

I am aghast at the damage Fremantle Council seeks to wreak on the hugely significant but fragile historic Arthur Head area, a place where the whole of Western Australia was claimed for the British Empire in 1829, where the state’s … Continue reading

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Proposed development on Arthur’s Head Reserve

Historians, artists and many locals are upset about the proposed 1500 capacity concert venue and 850 capacity tavern, craft brewery, cafe and gallery space development at Arthur’s Head Reserve in Fremantle, one of Western Australia’s most important heritage sites. FICRA (Fremantle Inner City Residents … Continue reading

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Do youth really want purpose built ‘Skate Parks’?

Share Path Skate Park http://vimeo.com/53518261# This video clearly shows that youth don’t want expensive purpose built ‘skate parks’, that get boring after a while.  They want diversity and new challenges, in interesting places. Rather than pouring 600 tonnes of concrete … Continue reading

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Fremantle’s Henderson Street Warders’ Cottages (Opinion Piece by John Dawson)

40 years ago a senior planner Richard Gray said of the Fremantle Prison complex: “The whole Establishment will in time be the most important and interesting feature of the City”.  Unfortunately, 22 years ago the Member for Fremantle Jim McGinty excised the … Continue reading

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