Rates continue to rise in the City of Fremantle.
The City of Fremantle advertised it was going to raise its rates by 3.25%.
Despite the fact that all of the residents who made a submission called for the rates rise to be halted, Fremantle Councillors went ahead and voted to raise rates by 3.95% at its full Council meeting on 23 June 2021. This rise was well above CPI (1% for Perth March 21 quarter).
This decision shows how out of touch this Council is – many in the Fremantle community are currently struggling with job losses, under-employment, increased costs of living and mental health issues associated with Covid 19.
Mayoral candidates Hannah Fitzhardinge and Frank Mofflin supported the rates rise of 3.95% for 2021/22 and Marija Vujcic missed the vote.
Hilton Ward Councillor Sam Wainwright was the only Councillor to vote against the rate rise.