New Admin Building Claims First Victim
The new administration building claimed its first victim today.
A. senior citizen on his way to dinner tripped over the conduit laid across the square and smashed his face on the paving, breaking his glasses and spraying blood all over his clean clothes.
He was attended by one local who offered to take him to the pub for a drink, but the local security, community safety team, a first aid worker , and two police helped the shattered man.
Cr Thompson, late as he often is to council meetings, sauntered past on his way to the first council meeting in the new building behind.
The two police seen in the second photograph were called to the council chamber because a group of people turned up to the council meeting to speak about vaccine mandates. Most of them were stuck outside the council chamber anyway, as the new venue is so small, there is barely any room for the ordinary public.
The night's agenda contained another example of council giving away assets for nothing to selected people. Council want to give the Esplanade Park to a boat show for 3 years with a free subsidy of $236,000 in fees, with just $73,000 from the operators. The Fremantle Society misunderstood that the 10 year "Revitalisation" we have just been through, that cleaned out most of council's income producing assets, was to put the town in a strong position so that people would queue up to come here and rent our assets like Esplanade Park.
The Fremantle Society were not in attendance to witness the new building in action, but to photograph it and investigate the claim from one of Western Australia's top paint experts this week that the new building is so poorly painted it is beginning to rust already. We will get back to you on that claim.
With $56 million just spent on the former King's Square, one could perhaps expect better than dangerous trip hazards leading to fairy lights strangling the new Plane tree where the majestic Moreton Bay used to live, and the adjacent sound stage.
The Fremantle Society