Three Harbours replay

FREMANTLE councillor Andrew Sullivan wants the McGowan government to kickstart the northern half of the mothballed Three Harbours plan.

Cr Sullivan, who’s re-contesting South ward at the looming elections, says the plan would provide a great economic boost for the city centre.

The department of planning and infrastructure floated Three Harbours nine years ago, proposing to extend groynes from South Beach to Bathers Beach 1.8 kilometres into the sea to accommodate hotels, accommodation and boat pens and stackers.

It was widely condemned locally, but Cr Sullivan and fellow architect Richard Longley came up with alternatives which even garnered qualified support from the Fremantle Society.

Cr Sullivan says if re-elected he’ll also be looking to focus on the South Quay, Fremantle Oval/Hospital and the Knutsford/Swanbourne precincts.

“These type of projects are my bread and butter and I still have a lot to contribute to these projects,” he told the Herald.

He says the council also needs to deal with the difficulties it has finding resources to complete strategic projects.

“It was greatly disappointing to me that local government reform failed once again as I genuinely believe Fremantle needs a significantly bigger rate base than we have.”

by STEVE GRANT

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