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Keep the Fly!
23rd Jun 2014
Keep the Fly!

The Fly By Night Musicians Club is a not-for-profit arts venue which has been a successful and popular part of the arts community in Fremantle and Western Australia for almost 30 years. It was regularly hosts well-known local, national and international acts, and it has been a stepping stone for many acts such as Tame …

High Street upgrade plans thrown into disarray
13th Jun 2014
High Street upgrade plans thrown into disarray

Fast Facts: Abbott Government’s Perth Freight Link project throws original upgrade plans for High Street-Stirling Highway intersection into disarray. It appears that the proposal for a massive trench along High Street is back on the State Government books. State Government must come clean about what they are planning. The Federal Government’s ‘Perth Freight Link’ project …

Chaos when Fremantle’s Emergency Department closes
9th Jun 2014
Chaos when Fremantle’s Emergency Department closes

Fast Facts: Fremantle’s Emergency Department will close on the 3rd of February 2015, the same day Fiona Stanley Hospital’s Emergency Department will open. Kaleeya Hospital will close on the 2nd of December 2014. Fremantle Hospital’s Emergency Department will close on 3rd of February next year, the same day Fiona Stanley Hospital’s Emergency Department will open. …

Schools meeting leaves Freo parents feeling disappointed
5th Jun 2014
Schools meeting leaves Freo parents feeling disappointed

Fast Facts: Premier and Education Minister failed to provide answers during 90-minute community meeting. Parents left meeting without a sense of direction on school amalgamations. Not a cent of the $40 million required for school amalgamations in State Budget. Fremantle parents were left feeling disappointed and none the wiser after a community consultation meeting on …

Government must provide resources and certainty for Freo schools
4th Jun 2014
Government must provide resources and certainty for Freo schools

Fast Facts: Chaotic amalgamations process has created high level of uncertainty for Fremantle parents and students Schools must be adequately resourced No money allocated for school amalgamations in State Budget Fremantle Labor MP Simone McGurk has called on the State Liberal Government to ensure that Fremantle high schools are adequately resourced, ahead of a community …

Call for Fremantle grave to be heritage listed
26th May 2014
Call for Fremantle grave to be heritage listed

Fast Facts: Graves and cremation plaques of seven Western Australian Victoria Cross recipients are not heritage listed, including one at the Fremantle Cemetery; The burial rights have expired, meaning without heritage protection these graves could be in jeopardy in the future; As part of the Centenary of ANZAC, the burial places should be protected. WA …

Barnett’s bandaid not enough for Fremantle’s Warders’ Cottages
5th May 2014
Barnett’s bandaid not enough for Fremantle’s Warders’ Cottages

Fast facts: The Warders’ Cottages, built in the 1850s, are among the country’s oldest continuous terraces The historic cottages have been empty for nearly three years since the Barnett Government evicted the tenants Today’s announcement is an empty commitment for heritage and for Fremantle The Barnett Government’s announcement of $2million towards Fremantle’s iconic Warders’ Cottages …

Warders’ Cottages to fall victim to Barnett’s budget bungle
29th Apr 2014
Warders’ Cottages to fall victim to Barnett’s budget bungle

Fremantle looks set take a hit in this year’s State budget, with early signs revealing that the Warders’ Cottages may be the first victim of the Government’s financial mismanagement. Fremantle Labor MP Simone McGurk said the Liberal National Government looked likely to adopt a plan to renovate and sell off two cottages at a time, …

Cynical Freo schools survey does little to ease parent concerns
11th Apr 2014
Cynical Freo schools survey does little to ease parent concerns

The State Government has failed to ease parents’ concerns over possible school amalgamations in the Fremantle area by releasing a misleading survey disguised as community consultation, Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk said. “It has been over six months since the initial announcement on possible school closures, but the State Government still hasn’t laid out any …

Warders’ Cottages petition launched
7th Mar 2014
Warders’ Cottages petition launched

State Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk has launched an online petition calling on the Government to act on the dilapidated Warders’ Cottages in central Fremantle. The petition calls on the State Liberal Government to recognise the historic significance of the Warders’ Cottages, ensure there are resources to restore them, and put in place suitable plans …