Big News! Freo Ports invites feedback on South Mole access

Fremantle Ports has just announced this morning it is seeking the community’s feedback on public access to South Mole.

South Mole will re-open to the public tomorrow or on the weekend after a seven-week closure.

Freo Ports has confirmed that initially access will only be permitted for pedestrians and cyclists, as we reported on Tuesday this week.

The mole was closed on 17 March 2024 as a result of illegal camping, vandalism and anti-social behaviour.

Credit Jean Hudson

Fremantle Ports has said this morning that it will ‘temporarily close the area to vehicles with the aim to balance community affection for the site with public safety’.

Fremantle Ports A/CEO, Jodie Ransom, said today that “We made the decision to re-open later this week to pedestrians and cyclists, while we undertake a review of longer-term access arrangements. We will be seeking public and stakeholder views on the use and access to South Mole”.

Fremantle Ports has now invited the public to contribute their views via Freo Ports homepage with the consultation period commencing 9 May and running for four weeks, closing 6 June 2024.

A public meeting is expected to follow.

Fremantle Shipping News has been calling for the reopening of South Mole and encouraging Freo Ports to consult with the Freo public about future access arrangements since 12 April when we posted South Mole – When will We the People seee her again?

We look forward to the public engagement process producing good outcomes.

By Michael Barker, Editor, Fremantle Shipping News


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