Fremantle Man Charged After Yangebup Incident

A Fremantle man was charged with a series of drug and firearm offences after his vehicle was stopped by police recently.

The man was identified by police after driving his car erratically in Yangebup.

perth-policeThe 31 year old man then failed to stop when requested and tried to evade police before abandoning his car.

He was arrested thereafter which is when a homemade firearm, ammunition, methylamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were discovered in his possession.

He was charged for possession of these items as well as with reckless driving, having no authority to drive and failing to comply with a request to give personal details.

Read more at https://www.communitynews.com.au/news/Fremantle-man-on-drug-gun-charges-after-incident-in-Yangebup/7687168

Erosion Led to Bridge Closure

bridgeIt seems pier erosion was to blame for the recent Fremantle bridge closure. Although the bridge has since been reopened, the erosion was found at the foundation of one of the bridge’s piers leading authorities to close the bridge.

As a precautionary safety measure Main Roads closed the bridge and northern river channel to all traffic after an inspection revealed concerns.

The inspection found erosion at the foundation of one of the bridge’s four piers.

Read more at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-29/fremantle-traffic-bridge-closed-for-up-to-a-week-pier-erosion/7372590

 

Fremantle Traffic Bridge Reopens

fremantle traffic bridge

The Fremantle Traffic Bridge, recently closed for repairs has been reopened on Tuesday morning.

On Friday the bridge had to be closed because of sand erosion at one of the pier’s foundations.

It was closed so that unwater divers could stabilise the pier. An inspection found that the bridge is now safe for traffic once again and it has been reopened.  Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-02/fremantle-bridge-likely-to-reopen-overnight/7377332

Fremantle’s Secrets Revealed in New App

smartphoneMandurah residents are finding new local treasures thanks to an app.

The app is revealing secrets about local gems that even lifelong residents didn’t know existed.

From rock climbing places to play escape rooms, people are being surprised about what’s going on around them.

The app shows where the user is on a map and what is around them. It benefits both residents and businesses. Source: http://www.mandurahmail.com.au/story/3871870/new-app-reveals-local-secrets/

Fremantle Oval Gets Revamped

FO_mediumA $20m revamp is on the cards for the Fremantle Oval.

The plan will transform the oval into the region’s “premier community and sporting hub”.

The oval will also be realigned to be closer to the Victoria Pavilion. It will also include new club administration facilities, commercial office/retail space, a gymnasium and grass banking.

As part of the revamp, the South Fremantle Football Club and the East Fremantle Football Club will become co-located at Fremantle Oval, creating a West Australian Football League (WAFL) Centre of Excellence.

Read more at http://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/news-and-media/16416-20m-revamp-fremantle-oval