Music club given lease extension
FLY by Night will remain in the Victoria Hall Building until January 30.
The City of Fremantle finance, policy, operations and legislation committee agreed to extend the lease last week.
Victoria Hall is up for sale and tenders will be discussed at the December council meeting.
“Should Council accept a tender, the earliest settlement may occur is within 30 days of acceptance, estimated towards the end of January 2019,” a committee report said.
“Should settlement occur later than January 2019, further consideration regarding a license extension to Fly by Night Musicians club can be considered. Retaining Fly by Night within Victoria Hall while the property is marketed for sale will allow continued activation, extend time for transition of the club to an alternative location and provide passive surveillance to the property.”
Club members called on the community to help keep the club alive in September.
Fly By Night board of directors chairman Steve Wells previously told the Gazette the venue was between a rock and a hard place.
“Often you need three months in advance notice to book an act and do promotion; since the whole thing happened there has been a downturn in bookings,” he said.
“As a result we have had less revenue as expected. We decided regardless of what happens we need more funds so we can operate in the future, which is why we started crowdfunding.” IT is the bike ride of a lifetime.
Malcolm Leslie, Johnathan Drury and Johnathan’s twin brother Gavin left Fremantle recently to begin a 4200km ride across the country to raise money for homelessness.
They started at Bathers Beach by dipping their back wheels in the Indian Ocean and will finish at Tahra on the NSW south coast by dipping their front wheel in the Pacific.
Mr Leslie said he had dreamt of cycling across Australia since he pedalled around Europe more than 30 years ago.
“I’ve dreamed of riding across Australia for years but I never thought it would happen,” he said.
“I’ve always wanted to get a feel for the size of our country in a way you can’t get in a plane or a car.
“I’ve always loved a challenge and I don’t mind my own company, but I wanted to use the experience to help people too.”
Johnathan said the cross-Nullarbor adventure combined two of Malcolm’s passions – riding and giving something back to the community.
“They say you can’t be a serious bike rider until you have ridden the Nullarbor; what a great way to see the country and help people who really need it,” he said.
The team has been training since January, covering at least 40km a day.
Without a support vehicle, they will carry 10-12kg of gear with them, including a sleeping bag, tent and a few spares.
To donate to Breaking the Cycle or follow the ride online, visit www.mycause. com.au/page/182117/break ing-the-cycle.