The Fremantle Chamber of Commerce welcomes the decision of the City of Fremantle to create the Fremantle Destination Marketing Fund.

The Chamber supported the proposal to combine the budgets of Fremantle Story and the CBD differential rate to create and deliver  a marketing strategy with extra muscle to compete in a crowded market.

Fremantle continues to see a reduction in the number of people coming here and it is absolutely critical we get a great deal more traction across the week.

More people equals more customers!

The other great decision this week is the State Government’s announcement of development approval for Hotel Rottnest. With another 80 rooms, some added pools, function space, restaurant and spa facilities, the new Hotel Rottnest Resort will increase range of holiday experiences on our favourite island.

Not to be outdone, on the other side of Rottnest Island, the sod was turned to mark the start of construction of Pinky’s. The glamping resort is scheduled to open by the end of 2018.

And then not…..

The Chamber of Commerce is extremely disappointed in the decision by JDAP to refuse the development of the Woolstores Shopping Centre. Fremantle still needs to attract significant investment to make planning vision come to reality and the ambiguous process to get there does not bode well for attracting the investors we need. This will have a significant impact on our economic development.

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