J Shed tavern approved 

FREMANTLE council has given its support to Sunset Events’ 300-patron tavern at Arthur Head.

Following a rowdy meeting on Wednesday evening, punctuated by foot-stomping, ejections and a young woman storming out after yelling “fuck you” at mayor Brad Pettitt, the council voted 5-4 in favour of the proposal.

Sunset’s application now goes to the WA planning commission, which has the final say.

The North Fremantle community hall was packed with about 155 people for the meeting, and about 30 speakers made it a marathon question time, with most voicing opposition to the tavern.

• Herbert Bropho is a long-term opponent of the proposed tavern at Arthur Head. File photo

Aboriginal activist Herbert Bropho made an impact by attending in part-traditional dress and white body paint. He reiterated concerns about selling alcohol on land considered significant to Aboriginal people.

City ward councillor Adin Lang made a last-ditch bid for the council to scale back the tavern to the 120 patrons suggested when expressions of interest were originally called for.

But he was unable to convince councillors Dave Hume, Hannah Fitzhardinge, Doug Thompson, Andrew Sullivan and mayor Brad Pettitt, who voted in favour of the tavern.

Hilton warder Jeff McDonald, who pondered why Sunset didn’t have to comply with the parking requirements of other similar proposals outside the A-class reserve, was joined by Jenny Archibald, Bryn Jones and Cr Lang in voting against it.

by STEVE GRANT

9 responses to “J Shed tavern approved 

  1. Does the editor think that using the “F” word in a headline is appropriate use of the media for our children to read? Bad enough it is heard on TV Shows in the street and in other Public Venues. I feel the Herald has lowered its standard in printing the word in full.
    Shame Shame Concerned Reader

  2. Hear Hear Des Allen.
    The paper was left on my table and my children, parents and visitors all saw it and were appalled that it would be in print in a local paper.
    Please show some respect for your readers and don’t assume your lower standards are the same as the general community. My parents, visitors and me will be putting your paper in the bin when we receive it from now on, where it belongs.
    And no, we are not religious.

  3. I just read the above article in the newspaper delivered to my door. I was very offended that profanity was used fully in print and I am sure I am not alone. Most people do not see this as part of acceptable everyday vocabulary for a newspaper that is intended to be family friendly. My respect for your paper has dropped enormously.

  4. The paper was left on my table and my children, parents and visitors all saw it and were appalled that it would be in print in a local paper.
    Please show some respect for your readers and don’t assume your lower standards are the same as the general community. My parents, visitors and me will be putting your paper in the bin when we receive it from now on, where it belongs.
    And no, we are not religious.

    • Hi,
      Could you please let us know your postal address so we can instruct our distributor not to deliver to your letterbox in the future.
      If you do receive it, and you wish to bin it, please make sure it’s recycled.
      Thanks for your comment.

  5. I just read the above article in the newspaper delivered to my door. I was very offended that profanity was used fully in print and I am sure I am not alone. Most people do not see this as part of acceptable everyday vocabulary for a newspaper that is intended to be family friendly. My respect for your paper has dropped enormously.

  6. Some standards on the language please.
    This headline was unacceptable to print in a community paper.
    Also ‘Kangerooted as a headline. Come on.
    Lift your game Herald.

  7. Again the actions of thr Herald come across as racist with a set up comment in the hard copy of the paper. to make out that Herbert used the “F” word Just like the David Star comments the games being played by the editor should be brought to account. Placing the comment immediately under the photograph of Herbert Bropho was not clever but it was in very bad taste disgusting untrue and really inappropriate. The Herald must make a sincere public apology immediately.

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