CFP Business Specialist | Local Government Expert | Political Adviser
If there was ever a time for the Fremantle community to bind together and focus on the big issues that bind us rather than the small issues that divide us – then that time is now
As the possibility of a forced amalgamation with East Fremantle, Melville and parts of Canning looms increasingly likely and large, I have a real concern that the democratic voice of the 30,000 odd Fremantle people will be drowned out by a Melmantle/Freeville population of 157,000 that extends east well beyond the freeway into the flat lands of lawns and palm trees.
This is not to say Melville isn’t a nice, pleasant area – it is – but it is fundamentally different to Fremantle. Our values and priorities as communities are not the same.
Can you imagine the Melville Council mandating a minimum percentage of affordable housing in their local planning scheme, seeking State heritage…
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