South Fremantle Community Precinct PO Box 489, South Fremantle, WA 6162 DRAFT MINUTES OF SOUTH FREMANTLE COMMUNITY PRECINCT MEETING HELD ON THURDAY 7th April 2005 AT THE MEETING PLACE, 245 SOUTH TCE, SOUTH FREMANTLE Meeting Opened at 7.38pm Chair: Jack Turnbull (Convenor) Minutes: Cathy Hall (Co-secretary) Attendance: Residents/Ratepayers: 28 plus several unrecorded attendees Visitors 1 Elected Members 1 CoF: 1 (Listed) Apologies: Sylvia Lang, Lis Bremmer, Nicolas Gurr, Adele Carles, Jacqueline Samaras, Conchi Chamizo The Chair welcomed all and acknowledged City Ward Cr Phil Douglas, former South Ward Councillor Bruce Campbell, Council Election South Ward Candidates Victor Paino, David Utting and Jon Strachan and John Dowson Candidate for East Ward. Confirmation of Minutes of 3rd March Meeting - Deferred to next meeting. The Chair read a proposed Amendment to February Minutes from Jill Gaynor, which was, Moved: Ian Scott Seconded: Cathy Hall Approved Without dissent Chair advised that the current Council Elections are a Postal only ballot and that Ballot papers would be mailed out around 14 April. While voting is not compulsory in Local Gov Elections he encouraged participation. The chair also announced an amendment to the order of proceedings indicating, with the Candidates permission, the Agenda items would be dealt with prior to Candidates presentations. AGENDA ITEM 1 LIBERTY SWING JEN VALESCINI (COF) Jen gave brief presentation on the application of the Liberty Swing in relation to Universal Access program which in tandem has funded the availability of a “Beach Wheelchair”. Jen also commented on the suitability of South Beach Reserve due to the recent upgrades for Universal Access including access pathway to BBQ’s, Rotunda and Children’s Play facilities. Community comment was sought regarding siting at South Beach Reserve. Several questions were raised an answered some regarding security and potential for impact on the long proposed installation of a Pontoon @ south Beach. Comment was sought regarding siting at South Beach Reserve. Strong support for the project was demonstrated from the meeting with a Motion put for the Precinct committee to draft a letter of Community support. Passed Without Dissent. ITEM 2 –FREMANTLE HERITAGE FESTIVAL (SOUTH FREMANTLE EVENTS PLANNING) The Chair briefly outlined planning for the Fremantle Heritage Festival (29 May– 6th June). Program planning still underway but should be available through City of Fremantle and local media soon. The popular South Fremantle “Horses in the Morning“ event was again in the program commencing from South Beach to CY O’Connor Beach on the first morning of the Festival. Discussions took place regarding plans for South Fremantle events for future Fremantle Heritage week programs, with a number of suggestions including Heritage Walks, Open Houses and Displays of local Interest. The Chair proposed a South Fremantle historical photographic record display in addition to the Horses event for the current program and a Herita ge Festival Working group was convened to progress a proposal to conduct an event at the local Heritage Icon Davilak Hotel. ITEM 3 – SOUTH FREMANTLE TIP SITE The Chair reported that proposed Inert fill for the former South Fremantle Tip site had not been completed as programmed due in part to insufficient funding, however, it is believed that several new test bores were being installed using these funds instead. The Convenor agreed to write to the CEO for feedback on the matter of when inert fill would be undertaken as this was considered to be an urgent requirement on a number of areas of the Tip site. There was also a question regarding another $120, 000 “contingency funding” which had been removed due, it was understood, in part to the ongoing discussions between the City and other parties regarding the future management of the Tip site. Brief reportage was made by attendees of informal meetings, including Jon Strachan(TAG), John Longley(Chamber CEO) and Cr Phil Douglas, regarding the nature of “preliminary discussions” re future management of the site. Several attendees called for greater community consultation about future plans for the Tip site and the Convenor indicated he would seek to gain opportunities for community input and would also pursue the matter of the funding loss. CORRESPONDENCE Tabled by the Chair. i. Re Crime Prevention Plan Forum- 19 April. The Chair called for 3 Precinct reps. ii. Whaling Station Call for Public comment- Concept plans at City of Fremantle Info Desk iii. Ord Street Traffic management issues. Chair to review with David Nicholson. iv. South Beach Parking Several ongoing matters were raised in discussions about proposals for increasing carparking capacity, included in the discussions was ongoing concern for the retention and need for an upgrade of the Basket Ball Court facility at the Beach, several attendees reiterated this and supported the use of land adjacent to the rail reserve for additional parking. It was decided this matter be initially progressed by a Working Group through the committee in discussions with the appropriate City Officers and the group to report back to General Precinct meeting as appropriate. OTHER BUSINESS ANI and Beach Contamination Reports. i. City of Fremantle Independent Audit reviews. a) Dunes C Y O’Connor Beach. The meeting was advised that an Independent Audit by Aquaterra, of Environmental Investigations undertaken into the Dunes at CY O’Connor Beach, has been funded by the City of Fremantle and a full report was awaited. b) ANI Site Further funding was needed for the planned Independent audit of EMP3 for the ANI site also and tenders had been sought. ii. Supreme Court Judgement The Chair read a report regarding the South Fremantle & Hamilton Hill Residents Association recent action in the Supreme Court following a judgement on the matters and announced that the Residents Association & savesouthbeach planned an Opera “Treachery & Seduction on the High C’s” to be held in Fremantle Town Hall on Friday 13th May, to raise funds. All were welcome, contacts Adele Carles, Libby Davey & Robin Friend. BROKEN GLASS LITTER PROBLEM Several attendees reported an increasing problem with broken glass which was a risk particularly for pets. This matter to be brought to the attention of Council staff. ROUNDABOUT – SOUTH TCE & SCOTT Clarification was sought about the proposal to install a Roundabout at this intersection and the timeframe. TAC rep Jon Strachan advised the proposal was a “Black-spot” program funded item currently under assessment. Feedback would be sought from the City of Fremantle. BENDIGO BANK REPORT Colleen McKenny gave a brief progress report on the Bendigo Bank proposal and distributed further “Pledge Forms”. ELECTION CANDIDATES FORUM The Chair then called on the 3 South Ward Election Candidates to outline to the meeting. Following presentation by each candidate was an opportunity for attendees to have further individual discussions with the Candidates at the closure of the meeting. Meeting Closed @ 2110hrs (with a reconvening to plan the Heritage Festival event in the Davilak) NEXT MEETING THURSDAY 5TH MAY @ 7.30PM @ THE MEETING PLACE SOUTH TCE.