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Feb 23, 2017 - News    Comments Off on Culturally sensitive approach to cultural centre needed

Culturally sensitive approach to cultural centre needed

21 Beach St

21 Beach St

Understandably, the prospect of the former DADAA building at 21 Beach Street becoming available has attracted quite a bit of interest and attention. Fremantle has a number of properties available for community purposes, which are always highly sought after.

How we decide who gets these prized low-cost rental opportunities must be fair transparent and accountable. But we can also seek to meet strategic aims in how these properties are used. What local need is not currently being met? What use would create the greatest community benefit locally?

When I was first elected to council, one gapping hole in community facilities was an Aboriginal cultural centre. Local Elders would often ask, you have an Italian Club, a Croatian Club, a Navy Club but why is there no Aboriginal Club? Read more »

Feb 14, 2017 - News    2 Comments

Different ways of living tiny

There are two events coming up for those who are interested in small and diverse housing options.

DIFFERENT WAYS OF LIVING TINY – TALK
6pm on Thursday 2 March, Fremantle Library  (free)

A presentation and panel discussion of local examples pioneering a new phase of modest housing in Fremantle.

Featuring Meriam Salama from the Henry Project, who is looking at retrofitting existing homes for co-housing; Leanne McKenzie, who is creating compact affordable housing, with a particular focus on older single women; and Isabella Streckhardt, who is building her own tiny home and is involved in the local tiny house movement.

UPDATE: Here are the slides from the four speakers:

Different ways of living tiny

Timber and Teal – Tiny house – March 2017

Live Little – March 2017

The Henry Project – March 2017

EXPLORING SMALL AND DIVERSE DWELLINGS BY BIKE
9.30am Р11.30am Sunday 12 March 

Meet at The Meeting Place (245 South Tce Fremantle) to depart at 9.30am sharp (free)

Celebrate Bike Week and explore local examples of small and diverse housing options providing different ways to live well with less. On the tour, we’ll see a tiny house under construction, multi generational co-housing and the newly built Generation Y home.

Book here

 

Feb 3, 2017 - News    2 Comments

Barnett must stop the destruction and let voters decide

Wendy Swift, a small business owner from South Fremantle and I handcuffed after trespassing to stop Roe 8 works

Wendy Swift, a small business owner from South Fremantle, handcuffed to me after trespassing to stop Roe 8 works

This week I was arrested for the first time in my life.

Together with 37 others aged 16 to 69 from all walks of life; an artist, a small business owner, a hairdresser, a teacher and a grandmother among them. Far from being “professional protestors”, these are ordinary people driven to extraordinary measures by a government that has shown blatant disregard for due process, public health and safety and good planning.

Colin Barnett says we are criminals, but many people feel what he is doing is criminal. Read more »