Fre­man­tle whingers not wanted

Fremantle Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

THE City of Fre­man­tle wants pro­posed “an­ti­whinge” laws for North­bridge to also ex­tend to Fre­man­tle.

The WA Plan­ning Com­mis­sion re­leased a dis­cus­sion pa­per last month, aimed at pre­vent­ing peo­ple who moved next to pubs or night­clubs in North­bridge from then com­plain­ing about the noise.

Fre­man­tle Mayor Brad Pet­titt said the pro­posed re­forms should in­clude Fre­man­tle.

“A study by Tourism WA last year iden­ti­fied Fre­man­tle as Perth’s most pop­u­lar en­ter­tain­ment precinct and a big rea­son for that is our vi­brant nightlife and live mu­sic scene,” he said.

“We ex­pect our city cen­tre pop­u­la­tion to more than dou­ble over the next few years. It’s im­por­tant for peo­ple to re­alise when they live in an in­ner-city area that a lit­tle bit of noise goes with the ter­ri­tory.

“Putting the onus for noise mit­i­ga­tion on to the de­vel­op­ers of apart­ments rather than the venues that have been there for years would be a pos­i­tive step to­wards pro­tect­ing the live mu­sic venues and cre­ative in­dus­tries that at­tract peo­ple to Freo.”

No­ti­fi­ca­tions ad­vis­ing po­ten­tial res­i­dents of en­ter­tain­ment noise would also be in­cluded on certificates of ti­tle.

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