Parking free again
EAST Fremantle Council has reinstated free parking at the Leeuwin carpark and launching boat ramp for permit holders.
It will remain free of charge until a traffic management and movement strategy is endorsed by the council.
The policy will be reinstated at the earliest possible date.
Permit holders will have to pay an administration charge of $50 per permit for a 12-month term (financial year) or pro rata from July 1 each year.
Once paid, the permit holder will be entitled to free parking for the year if they are a ratepayer and their motor vehicle, boat and trailer are registered to a property.
Councillor Tony Natale introduced the proposal to the council at its November meeting.
There were four options for council to consider: uphold the decision from February 2016, defer its introduction until the traffic management and movement strategy was finalised, reinstate the policy or undertake a cost assessment of introducing free parking for all boat trailers.
Permits are likely to be issued in February after the advertising of applications. The motion was passed 5-2. AFTER being a Justice of the Peace (JP) for 25 years, Patricia Newton said she was honoured and humbled to be honoured for her volunteer activities.
On December 6 Mrs Newton was given a WA Volunteer Service Award for her long-standing service – and being a JP is just one aspect of her community spirit.
“I was involved in junior football clubs, organised the junior cricket club and did the roster for the Fremantle Town Hall,” she said.
“I had never thought about being a Justice of the Peace.
“At the time I was working in an office and I had done a lot of volunteering at that stage.
“A gentleman I knew asked why don’t I become a JP and then he nominated me.”
Mrs Newton said she respected those who gave up their time for the good of society.
“I really admire the sea rescue, fire brigade and SES who put their lives on the line to help people,” she said.