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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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” I would never be a part of that”

Colin Barnett promised three days before he was elected that he would scrap Labor’s foreshore plan because “people did not want skyscrapers on the city foreshore and the Premier’s plan [former Labor leader Alan Carpenter] would create an exclusive enclave … Continue reading

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South Perth Foreshore – commercialisation fears

‘Rubbish, Roads and Reserves’ have long been the basic services provided by local governments for rate payers.  But not for much longer in South Perth it seems? South Perth residents are being told that their reserve, the South Perth Foreshore (Sir James … 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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DAP Process to be Challenged in the Perth Supreme Court

Tomorrow (April 3rd)  Angela Hamersley’s Supreme Court Case will be heard concerning the proposed Catherine Street Development in Subiaco.  This is a very significant case because it contests the highly controversial new DAP planning process, which is seen as a … Continue reading

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