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

Message from Mayor O'Neill

Welcome to another edition of the Town of East Fremantle e-newsletter. I hope you find the information interesting and relevant. This month, keep a look out in your letter box for a copy of the Community Scorecard perception survey. The information from the survey will be used to help us plan for future services and facilities through our Strategic Community Plan.  See the article below to find a link to complete the survey online.

As part of our commitment to engaging with and listening to the community, during the review of our Strategic Community Plan we will be consulting further with you via workshops and cafe dialogues - invitations and further information about these will be posted on our website and promoted though this e-newsletter.

Please feel free to pass this on to your friends and neighbours so they too can subscribe if they wish (subscribe here). If you would like further information on any topic within this newsletter, please contact us via

Mayor Jim O'Neill

New Executive Manager 

The Town is pleased to advise that David Taylor has been appointed as Executive Manager Corporate and Community Services.  David has an accounting background and broad experience in local government. We look forward to him commencing at the Town of East Fremantle in June.

Food Van Trial Starts Next Week

The Town's Food Van  trial  food  commences on Tuesday 14 March from 6.00-9.00pm in John Tonkin Park, for the rest of this month until the end of April. The aim of the trial is to activate the foreshore area and offer a range of food options to residents and visitors. More information about the type of food vans will be posted on our website as soon as it is available.

Line Marking Trial in King Street 

Due to a number of concerns about car parking and property access in King Street, Council has agreed to trial 'white line markings at the edge of driveways' for a period of three (3) months.  The Town has written to all affected residents and owners advising of the trial and indicating that the white lines will delineate general parking areas along the street and that only residents/owners are permitted to park across their own driveway. If you have any queries or would like further information about the trial please contact the Town by phoning (08) 9339 9339 or via email 

Community Health Update - Date Marks on Food

Date marks give a guide to how long food can be kept before it begins to deteriorate or may become unsafe to eat. The two types of date marking are use by dates and best before dates. The food supplier is responsible for placing a use by or best before date on food.

Foods that must be eaten before a certain time for health or safety reasons should be marked with a use by date. Foods should not be eaten after the use by date and can’t be legally sold after this date because they may pose a health or safety risk. 

Most foods have a best before date. You can still eat foods for a while after the best before date as they should be safe but they may have lost some quality. Foods that have a best before date can legally be sold after that date provided the food is fit for human consumption.  You can still eat foods for a while after the best before, as they should be safe but they may have lost some quality. 
The requirements for date marking of food can be found in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) at Standard 1.2.5 – Date Marking of Food.
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Public Places and Local Government Local Law 2016

Did you know that property owners are not permitted to plant, or allow to remain in a street a plant that is or may become an obstruction to a reasonable sight line hazard for a driver of any vehicle negotiating or using the street.

And, residents and/or the property owners must ensure that  tree branches do not overhang from their property into a footpath at a height that may cause people to hit their head, or damage their eyes etc.  They must also remove any plant material such as vines or spiky plants, growing across footpaths that may become trip hazards or that could enter a persons eye.

This information is contained in the Town of East Fremantle Local Law (Public Places and Local Government Property Local Law 2016).  To view this Local Law click here.  

Other Local Laws are also available on the Town's website in the Document Centre here.

Reminder - Community Scorecard 2017

All residents should have received a copy of the Community Scorecard survey -  if you would like to complete it online, please click here.

The scorecard is open to all members of your household aged 18 years or older and we encourage you to complete one scorecard per person  no later than 31 March 2017. 

Rubbish and Recycling News

Which bin do I put it in?  If you are not sure what to put in your rubbish or recycle bin - click here to go to the Recycle Right website for all the information you need about rubbish and recycling.

Movies in the Park 17 & 18 March

Don't miss the Movies in the Park on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 March. Click here for details.

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

Movies in the Park - Friday 17 March & Saturday 18  March - Read more for movie details
Ordinary Meeting of Council - 21 March 2017  Read more
Food Van Trial in John Tonkin Park - March and April - commencing 14 March 2017 6.00-9.00pm.

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