State Labor wants live animal export industry to improve

Federal Opposition announced support for banning live animal exports if victorious in the next election. “We’ve never had a federal party come out and say ‘if we get elected we will stop any element of the live animal trade,” said activist Katrina Love. The Bader III ship arrived in Fremantle port on Thursday and was…

Asbestos Keeps Fremantle Workers Club Demolition Suspended

Demolition of Fremantle’s former Workers Club will remain suspended after asbestos was found on the site. The asbestos was found after the City of Fremantle stopped works on Wednesday, when the community expressed concerns about demolition practices and the closeness of Lance Holt Primary School. Tests on samples of dust and materials taken from the…

Environmentally Friendly Parking in Fremantle City Centre

Fremantle’s new city centre car park will open tomorrow afternoon, with 155 bays located near the Cappuccino strip. Formerly the Stan Reilly Centre on South Terrace, the new car park will help ease parking woes in the City. Featuring a range of environmentally friendly additions, including solar powered lights and water wise native gardens, and…

Model Trains Connecting Community Through Hobby

A Fremantle model train club is bonding the community through the generations old hobby, bringing both enthusiasts and fans of the past-time together. The Fremantle and Districts Model Railway Association believes there is still growing interest in the hobby, with young and old enthusiasts coming to the club to share their love for model trains.…

WA Police Justify Tasering Despite CCC Misconduct Calls

WA Police have welcomed a Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) investigation into officer tasered a man during a traffic stop in Fremantle, as the watchdog released its report into the incident. A senior constable has been stood down after the CCC revealed the incident in March resulted in serious misconduct but WA Police maintain the…

Rottnest Passengers Overboard Found By Police

A skipper of a pleasure craft travelling back from Rottnest alerted Police around 8:10pm that three people had fallen overboard. Two women and a man were at the rear of the boat when they fell overboard due to unknown causes, approximately 4 nautical miles west of Swanbourne. Water Police immediately began search activities, using police…

Much Needed Upgrade for Gibson Park Netball Courts

The McGowan Government announced they will be honouring their election promise and delivering a $1.8 million upgrade to the Gibson Park netball courts. The key election commitment to Bicton and surrounding areas was included in the 2017-18 State Budget and the funds will extend the main pavilion, provide additional toilets and increase spectator seating. Bicton…

Fremantle Cruise Port’s upgrade to boost tourism?

Fremantle Cruise Port has recently undergone improvements with the hope of encouraging cruise ships to return, boosting tourism and the WA economy. The State Heritage listed building, constructed in the 1960’s, has a beautiful terminal inside according to Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettit. However the surrounding areas are a cause for concern. “It’s fair to say…

Construction Begins at Fremantle’s Kings Square

The construction of the Kings Square Fremantle renewal project has officially begun and is set to deliver a new commercial office and retail space plus a new administration and civic centre by the end of 2019. The $270 million project is expected to create more than 1100 fulltime jobs over the two-and-a-half-year construction period. The…