ICTC 2018

Evening Economy & Community Safety Tour
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Thursday 15 November 5.45pm - 7.15pm

Numbers strictly limited to 60 – available for full conference delegates only.

Take a walk around Fremantle’s funkiest bars, boutique cafes and bespoke businesses. 

Stop in at one of Fremantle’s most stylish small bars hearing first-hand experience from the owner on challenges and opportunities before hearing innovative approaches to community safety from the Fremantle Community Safety team.

Finish at Fremantle’s newly opened rooftop bar at The National Hotel.

Strange Company – small bar
When Strange Company joined the Fremantle small bar scene in 2015 they set a new standard in venue quality and service excellence. Hear how they position themselves within Fremantle's evolving evening economy and remain one of Fremantle most popular bars.

Ronnie Nights – small bar

The focus is on good food, good drinks, sharp service & a lively atmosphere at Ronnie Nights. This small bar effortlessly captures the essence of an old school Freo house party. Hear how this new venture was dreamt up and executed.  

Creatures NextDoor – small bar

Born from an old crocodile farm, Little Creatures have been brewing their famous Pale Ale in Freo since 2000. Take a quick tour of the brewery site and learn about the large amount of investment taking place to attract new and different people to the venue.

Community Safety

Meet the Community Safety team on the streets of Fremantle to learn first-hand about their approach, skills and challenges relating to Community Safety.

Background: In recent years, the City of Fremantle has more than tripled its efforts to combat criminal, anti-social and nuisance behaviour by increasing its presence on the streets to serve its local residents, businesses and people visiting our ever popular port city.

As a direct response to a concerned community the council adopted a zero tolerance approach with its Community Safety team working hand in hand with the local Police to battle street drinking and nuisance behaviour in public 

Community Safety Officers conduct security patrols of the central city and surrounding suburbs using bicycles and vehicles. This team is on duty seven days a week. Particular attention is given to areas where anti-social activity is known to occur.

The City's officers strive to be the first responders to anti-social or nuisance behaviour and low level criminal activity such as street drinking and shop lifting.

National Hotel – Fremantle’s only roof top bar
Built in the late 1800s and almost completely destroyed by fire multiple times, this building has been magnificently restored over many painstaking years by owner Karl Bullers. 

Karl will share the chequered history of this iconic Fremantle hotel and his involvement in the extensive restoration, including the yet to be opened roof top bar. Be one of the first people to enjoy a drink overlooking the state heritage listed West End at this much anticipated addition to the National Hotel. 

Tour conclusion 
The tour finishes after presentations at the National Hotel a 5 minute walk from conference hotels. Stroll back to your hotel at your own leisure.

What’s on the tour:

  • Meet the Community Safety team and learn first-hand about their approach and challenges to combat criminal, anti-social and nuisance behaviour.
  • Visit and hear from two of Fremantle’s bar business owners about why they chose Fremantle, how they position themselves within the evening economy and where to next for them
    Drinks and light finger food included.