We have done a house renovation and had urban art put on our external wall. All the departments we dealt with (planning, building and public art) were proactive and provided approvals on time.
Our art mural (done by Artists Anonymous ” who also recently painted the South Beach toilets) has put many smiles on people’s faces; has been a great talking point and is much photographed.
Having a skate park in central Fremantle would be another great community focal point.
Let us not forget that the present council has upgraded footpaths, roads and put in bike paths.
It has also upgraded the Esplanade Park; is upgrading Boyeembara Park, has supported local action groups such as the Beautify Wray Avenue Group, has increased Freo’s appeal with one-hour free parking and tried to reinvigorate the business community and the number of empty shops.
Unfortunately, previous councils did little in this regard and the present council is having to fix up the mess. It would be great if people focused on the positives rather than the negatives all the time.