East Fremantle: boat ramping and parking permits to be reissued

Photo: Advanteering Civil Engineers
Photo: Advanteering Civil Engineers

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 the Traffic Management and Movement strategy is endorsed by council.

The policy will be reinstated at the earliest possible date.

Permit holders will be required to pay an administration charge of $50 per permit for a 12-month term (financial year) or pro-rata from the 1st July 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.

At the November council meeting Councillor Tony Natale introduced the proposal to council.

There were four options for council consider: uphold the decision from February 2016, defer 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 2019 following advertising of applications.

The motion was passed five to two.