The BIG picture is the art and science of making sure our buildings and cities fit with the way we want to live our lives” Bjarkle Ingels, Architect

From all reports from our liquour suppliers, retailers and hospitality venues the Mother’s Day weekend in Fremantle was record breaking – with bigger orders and sales than the Christmas period. Amazing what a bit of sunshine and optimism in our fair Port City can do. Lets hope it keeps up despite the slight change in season today.

It has been a week of big picture thinking this week from a site tour with the Ministerial Future Fremantle Committee, to Victoria Quay activation planning and Ministerial announcements, our Federal Candidates Debate and release of the new City of Fremantle’s Destination Marketing Campaign.

These all create big picture conversations around what is Fremantle now? What are the things that affect us and shape us, and make this region so unique? And how do we integrate the social, economic, historic and urban realm together to support our future.

This leads into a great conversation around our industries for the future also. We have just secured an exceptional speaker for our next Chamber Leaders Lunch. Save the date in the diary now and start gathering your client tables together for Thursday June 23rd and we will release further details in next week’s Chamber Weekly.

There is a lot in this week’s Chamber Weekly so I’ll keep my CEO update brief and leave you to explore, ponder and consider these big picture questions. As always we love to hear your thoughts so keep them coming in via a Committee member, or directly.

We look forward to seeing you at next week’s Business After Hours at the Old Courthouse – Register now if you haven’t already and do contact Chelsea to join in on the Prison tour to hear an update on the conservation plans just announced this week as well.

See you then.


Read more on the Chamber Weekly here.