Welcome to the Town of East Fremantle e-News April 2017
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April 2017

Mayors Message

Welcome to the April edition of our monthly newsletter. The year seems to be flying by. I am happy to report that we have started the review of our Community Strategic Plan - a key component of this review is obtaining community feedback and we invite members of the community to participate in our workshops. And I encourage all community and sporting groups to take advantage of the Town's Community Assistance Grants program which is now open for the 2017/18 financial year.  The Town is also proposing to adopt a Plastic Bag Local Law and we are seeking the community's feedback about this as well. More information is provided below about these articles. Happy reading.

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Invitation to the Strategic Community Plan Review Workshops

  • Business Breakfast - Thursday 27 April - 7:15am - 9.00am 
  • Community Dialogue Cafe - Thursday 10 May 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Town has commenced its review of the 2015-2025 Strategic Community Plan.  A key component in the review and development of the revised Plan is the engagement and involvement of the community.
This year the engagement process will include a breakfast workshop with business owners/proprietors and a Cafe Dialogue workshop with ratepayers and residents. For details about the workshops and to register please contact Wendy Cooke, Project Coordinator via email  or phone (08) 9339 9338.

Community Assistance Grants 2017/18 - apply now!

The Town of East Fremantle Community Assistance Grants (CAG) for financial year 2017/18 are now open. The CAG Program aims to provide an opportunity for local clubs and groups to build capacity within their club and the community, promote and stimulate volunteering and youth development.
The program was introduced for the first time in 2016 and applications are now open for next financial year 2017/18 - closing date is 4.00pm Monday 1 May 2017.  
For a copy of the Community Assistance Grants Program Guidelines, Application Form and Process, and to see what was funded this year please click here.  Please direct all your queries Wendy Cooke, Project Coordinator  via email or telephone (08) 9339 9338.  

Food Van Trial underway

After inclement weather saw the trial off to a shakey start, the Town is pleased to advise that the food van trial commenced on Tuesday 28 March and will continue until the end of April, weather permitting!

Food Vans: “That Food Truck”, “Bantastic Mi” and “Shawarma Club”.

Where:  John Tonkin Park

When: Tuesdays from 6.00pm-9.00pm

New Playground Chapman Park

If you haven't seen it yet, grab the kids or grandkids and check out the new playground the Town has installed in Chapman Park!

Plastic Bag Reduction Local Law - what do you think?

The Town of East Fremantle has endorsed a draft Plastic Bag Reduction Local Law to reduce the use of single use plastic shopping bags within the Town of East Fremantle. The proposed Local Law may be inspected at the Town of East Fremantle, 135 Canning Highway, East Fremantle during normal office hours. An electronic copy can also be downloaded here.  Submissions may be made to the Chief Executive Officer at the Town of East Fremantle  via email or post to 135 Canning Highway, East Fremantle by 4 pm 19 May 2017.

Anzac Day Dawn Service - Leeuwin Barracks

An Anzac Day Dawn Service will be held at Leeuwin Barracks on the 25 April from 5:45am and will again be open to the public. For more details, please keep an eye on the Town's website and Facebook page and the local newspapers closer to the date.  To RSVP and for details about wreath laying, please contact Olwen on (08) 9311 2525.

Protect our Street Trees - report vandalism!

The Town of East Fremantle community gains valuable benefits from street, verge and park trees, including beautifying of streetscapes, providing a sense of place, improved community wellbeing, increased property values, shade, temperature moderation and providing habitat for fauna.

To assist the Town with maintaining existing trees we ask that if you witness, or suspect that one or more of the Town’s trees, in a street, verge or park, are being damage or vandalised in any way, please report the incident to the Town as soon as possible.
Penalties do apply for vandalism and damage to trees – information about this can be found in the Town of East Fremantle Public Places and Local Government Property Local Law 2016. To view this Local Law click here.  

Your assistance will help us to continue to increase the tree canopy across the Town. Contact us here

nbn Network Design has Commenced.

Design of the nbn™ network has started within the Town of East Fremantle with construction of the network due to commence from July 2017 to connect almost 3,386 premises to the nbn™ fixed line network.Once construction commences from July, locals can expect to see nbn™ contractors boring and digging trenches, as well as installing new pits, constructing cabinets, hauling, splicing and testing fibre cables.
For further information on when connection is scheduled for your address, visit the nbn™ website and use the address checker on the homepage.

Vaccine Advice for 2017 Flu Season

With flu season rapidly approaching, the Australian Government Department of Health has some general advice about flu vaccinations. The 2017 flu shot will be available in April from GP surgeries and other immunisation providers.  For information about the availability of vaccinations and when to have them, please click here

Rubbish and Recycling News

Have you visited the Recycle Right website?  Recycle Right is a campaign which encourages and assists residents and businesses to recycle, reduce their rubbish and buy more recycled products.  The 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – are a simple way to rethink the things that you no longer need and make a difference today!  You can visit the Recycle Right website by clicking here  and you can also download their fantastic app from the App store or Google Play

Friday Night Movies in the Park Proved Popular

Around 150 people braved a cool evening and enjoyed the Town's screening of the Great Gatsby on Friday 17 March in John Tonkin Park.  Unfortunately due to the rain and wind, the screening of Zootopia on Saturday night had to be cancelled. Thank you everyone for your support and understanding.  We look forward to next year's Movies in the Park.

Save paper - register for e-Rates

Council is pleased to offer the option of receiving your future Rates Notices via email in two easy steps. Read more 

Meetings and Events

Ordinary Meeting of Council - 18 April 2017  Read more
Anzac Day Dawn Service - 25 April 2017 5:45am - Leeuwin Barracks 
Business Breakfast - Strategic Community Plan Review - Thursday 27 April 7:15am
Community Workshop - Strategic Community Plan Review - Thursday 10 May 2017 6:30pm
Food Van Trial  - all April, weather permitting - John Tonkin Park - Tuesdays 6-9pm

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