The Fremantle Winter Festival will return this year and run from June 24 to July 17.
Organisers recently announced the largest pop-up ice rink in Australia would be returning at the Esplanade Reserve.
The winter wonderland would feature a 2 storey wrap around bar which would serve hot beverages. It would also have family entertainment and an inflatable pop-up slide.
Some of the improvements made this year include cheaper tickets, more activities and winter date nights.
Tragedy struck when a Byford man was killed after falling from the second floor of the old South Fremantle Power Station.
It is believed the 24 year old man fell approximately 15 metres through a hole in the floor while with a woman at the derelict building on Saturday night.
Although emergency crews arrived at the scene and administered medical assistance, the man did not survive. He died on the scene.
The building is a heritage site that has been closed since 1985. Source: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/man-24-dies-after-falling-from-old-south-fremantle-power-station-20160501-gojfoq.html
Mandurah 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/
More than 70 cars in the Fremantle area have had their tyres slashed in the early hours of Sunday morning, with owners taking to social media to express their distress.
Police say they are aware of the slashings, with 36 vehicles having 2 or more tyres slashed at an estimated cost of more than $10,000.
Residents are advised to report suspicious behaviour. Call Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000, or go online to report at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.
See more at http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/freo-slasher-at-work-as-up-to-70-cars-have-tyres-knifed-20160424-godskj.html
Residents have opposed the redevelopment of Fremantle Kings Square.
According to an article on Abc.net.au the economic slump affecting Fremantle’s CBD will probably continue for at least the next 6 months as the council awaits a decision on a bid to move 1,250 public servants there.
The Fremantle City Council developed a plan to revitalise Kings Square and entered into a contract with private equity firm Sirona Capital Management in 2013.
The project has since stalled with the council’s contract with Sirona expiring on May 10.
Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-21/fremantle-kings-square-redevelopment-stalls/7346386
A $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