EXCLUSIVE: MUA meeting pushes campaign to save Fremantle Port

The Maritime Union of Australia will be stepping up the fight in coming weeks to save Fremantle Port with a campaign to prevent a move to a new port in Kwinana. The meeting this afternoon outlines the campaign that will be launched, where unions and workers will push to save jobs, businesses and the environment.…

Fremantle Long Table Dinner back raising funds for homeless support

The Fremantle Long Table Dinner is back for another year with tickets for the popular fundraiser went on sale at 9:00am September 7. In it’s fifth year, the event is moving from High Street to Kings Square, another typically Fremantle setting in the hopes of creating a different experience. National Hotel owner, Karl Bullers, started…

EXCLUSIVE: Fremantle Councillor Says Fremantle Port Figures Are “Bulls***”.

City Of Fremantle Councillor Sam Wainwright has labeled the $8 billion price tag for keeping Fremantle Port as “bulls***” during a community discussion on the port’s future. During public forum held by The Fremantle Network, councillor Wainwright strongly questioned figures presented by the McGowan Government’s Westport Taskforce. On the cost and benefit analysis, Mr Wainwright criticised…

New funding boosts WA Police crime fighting resources in Fremantle

A new police station based in Fremantle will become the centrepiece of improved WA Police’s crime fighting resources, following new funding to boost its services. Police Minister Michelle Roberts made the announcement on Thursday, that will see a $96.5 million injection for “safer, modern facilities” as part of the WA Recovery Plan In the plan,…

Fremantle Markets Opened Again As WA Winning Against Covid-19.

Fremantle Markets have opened their doors again after closing during the Corona Virus pandemic. Fremantle Mayor, Brad Petitt, said it’s great to be back and see so many people embracing the re-opening. “In many ways the Fremantle Markets are so iconic. When the markets are open, Fremantle buzzes!” he said. Mr Petit said having the…

EXCLUSIVE: Freo Artist Transforms Art Gallery Into Soirée Venue.

As Western Australia gets ready to lift the Stage 3 restrictions, one artist in Fremantle is adapting to the “normal” by transforming her art gallery into a dinner party venue with performance. Local artist Joanne Robertson has transformed the historic Kidogogo building in Fremantle in-order to fit with current regulations. During an exclusively video with…

EXCLUSIVE: Fremantle Mayor laments impact of COVID-19 shutdown

Shortly before a teleconference with Premier Mark McGowan and Health Minister Roger Cook, Fremantle Mayor, Brad Pettitt spoke to WAMN exclusively about the impact of having a COVID-19 infected cruise ship in their port and how the virus shutdown has affected the famous cafe district.   The Mayor praised the State Government’s response to the COVID-infected…

Development plans on cards for Fremantle Technical College rejuvenation

A college in the heart of Fremantle is set for redevelopment, with the State Government planning to reactivate the heritage asset. The McGowan Government is planning to restore the former Fremantle Technical College, as part of the regeneration of Fremantle’s city centre. Lands Minister Ben Wyatt has called for expressions of interest on Thursday, for…

Renowned international artists bring works to Fremantle exhibition

An new art display is set to light up Fremantle, when it is unveiled as part of an art exhibition in the port town. The large-scale installation will be presented for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere on Friday during the 2019 Fremantle Biennale, featuring experimental art. Fremantle Biennale is a three-week art event…