Minutes and Agendas

Next Meeting 11 April 2018

Date: Thursday 11 April  2018
Time: 7pm
Location: Fremantle Primary School Brennan Street (Room Number TBC).

Agenda  includes:

  • Update from the Hampton Road Working Group
  • Proposed road changes to Attfield St between the schools – update on last meetings discussions.

For more information or to add items to the agenda, please contact

Margherita at margherita.coco1@gmail.com

georgia_blackburn@outlook.com or call /text her on 0431 427814.

Notes : February 2018 Meeting

Forty one people attended, including City of Fremantle staff and Neighbourhood Watch people. Unfortunately both Councillors Rachel Pemberton and Adin Lang were unable to attend this months meeting and were both missed even though apologies were given on their behalf with the explanation that they did both really did want to attend.

Neighbourhood Watch presented first and covered extremely valuable information about getting to know your neighbours, who to contact in different emergency situations and the fact that ultraviolet pens are now used for marking belongings and not engraving. For more information including how to get bin stickers, pamphlets, special marker pens etc, please check out the Neighbourhood Watch website.

Eloise then gave an update on proposed changes to Attfield Street indicating that everything had slowed right down, a traffic consultancy was to be engaged and no changes would occur without community consultation.

Julie then gave an inspiring and well researched  presentation on the “Vision for Hampton Road / Ord Street project” which was met with a resounding round of applause. At the end it was asked of the audience who was in agreement and who wasn’t. The majority (including council staff) were in agreement, with only 2 people who were not. That equates to 95% support for this vision for Hampton Road  / Ord Street.

David from City of Fremantle then gave another very informative presentation on the work and various projects being done on Hampton Road over the upcoming months and what was being planning for the next year or so. David and his colleagues Sri, Dwight and Gavin were on hand to then answer specific questions that arose.

It was very well received that the four council staff attended on the Hampton Road issue.

The topic of calming, beautifying and connecting eastern and western areas bisected by  Hampton / Ord generated lots of comments and discussion especially in relation to the wider area transport planning issues that it raised.

Documents circulated at the meeting from the Hampton Road Working Group, as well as the presentation are available for download below:

Vision for Hampton Road / Ord Street : Summary

Vision for Hampton Road / Ord Street : FAQ

Vision for Hampton Road / Ord Street : Powerpoint presentation (pdf)

The presentation by David Janssens from City Of Fremantle is also available for download:

CoF Presentation on Hampton Road

The meeting was brought to a close just after 9 but could have gone on longer.

Notes : December 2017 Meeting

We had a great turnout of around 30 people at the December 2017 meeting – including Councillors Rachel Pemberton and Adin Lang. As this was the first South City Precinct meeting since late 2013 it was fantastic to see so many turn up.

There were two main topics on the agenda.The first was a presentation and discussion of a submission made to Mayor Brad Petttit and Councillor Rachel Pemberton on a Vision for Hampton Road which was also circulated at the meeting and includes pedestrian and cyclist safety, new landscaping and beautification, traffic calming and more. The second related to a proposal from Fremantle Primary to close off a section of Attfield St between the Primary and Pre-Primary schools.

There was lively discussion on both topics with clear broad support that significant changes to the existing problems and situation on Hampton Road were long overdue. A Hampton Road Working Group has now been set up under the auspices of the South City Precinct in order to examine and progress the vision for Hampton Road.

The good news is that already as part of earlier discussions with Rachel and Fremantle Council, some immediate changes have been identified and implemented as part of the resurfacing of the section of Hampton from Wray Ave to the Prison. These include a smoother, quieter road surface (technically known as SMA 10 asphalt), clearly distinguished red bike lanes, a widening of the pedestrian refuges at the two crossings near the Hampton/Stevens intersection and provision for more mid-road tree plantings in winter 2018 in front of the prison. This is a fantastic start and a big thanks are in order to both Rachel and the Council on their responsiveness.

For more information about the Hampton Road Working Group (HRWG), please contact Julie Murphy who is heading up the group at julie4hamptonroad@gmail.com The next South City Precinct meeting is planned to be held on 15 February where we are sure to get an update from the HRWG.

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