Intention to make a determination - Release of gas filled balloons on local government property

Consultation has concluded


We're seeking submissions on a proposal which aims to reduce balloon litter and prevent injuries to wildlife.

As a One Planet certified Council the City of Fremantle is committed to help create a future where it is easy, attractive and affordable for people to lead happy and healthy lives within a fair share of earth's resources. The impact of balloon litter is an environmental concern, with the CSIRO predicting that plastics ingestion in seabirds may reach 95 per cent of all species by 2050.

At its Ordinary Meeting held on 17 April 2019, the City of Fremantle Council resolved to make a determination under its Local Government Property Local Law. The purpose of the determination is to prohibit the release of gas filled balloons from local government property within the City of Fremantle. The effect of the determination is the provision of authority to enforce and administer fines relating to the release of gas filled balloons, reducing balloon litter (accidental or intentional) and helping prevent injury to wildlife.


Submissions can be made below by Monday 27 May 2019.


We're seeking submissions on a proposal which aims to reduce balloon litter and prevent injuries to wildlife.

As a One Planet certified Council the City of Fremantle is committed to help create a future where it is easy, attractive and affordable for people to lead happy and healthy lives within a fair share of earth's resources. The impact of balloon litter is an environmental concern, with the CSIRO predicting that plastics ingestion in seabirds may reach 95 per cent of all species by 2050.

At its Ordinary Meeting held on 17 April 2019, the City of Fremantle Council resolved to make a determination under its Local Government Property Local Law. The purpose of the determination is to prohibit the release of gas filled balloons from local government property within the City of Fremantle. The effect of the determination is the provision of authority to enforce and administer fines relating to the release of gas filled balloons, reducing balloon litter (accidental or intentional) and helping prevent injury to wildlife.


Submissions can be made below by Monday 27 May 2019.

Consultation has concluded
  • Balloon Ban Introduced

    5 months ago

    The determination to prohibit the release of gas filled balloons from local government property within the City of Fremantle takes effect from today.

    You can download the determination document here.

    Read the media release about the balloon ban here.

    The determination to prohibit the release of gas filled balloons from local government property within the City of Fremantle takes effect from today.

    You can download the determination document here.

    Read the media release about the balloon ban here.

  • Committee and Council

    5 months ago

    We received 29 submissions on the proposed determination to prohibit the release of gas filled balloons on all local government property within the City of Fremantle, all in support. The majority of submissions cited environmental reasons for their support.

    Based on this officer's will recommend Council continue with the determination. This will be considered at the Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation (FPOL) committee and is expected to go to an Ordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday 26 June 2019.

    The details are:

    Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee - Wednesday 12 June 2019, 6.00pm.

    Ordinary Council Meeting- Wednesday 26 June 2019, 6.00pm.

    Both meetings will be held in North Fremantle Community Hall, 2 Thompson Rd North Fremantle.

    Members of the public are welcome to ask a question, make a statement or just observe the proceedings. To find out how to register to speak at a meeting please click here(External link).

    Meeting agendas and further details can be accessed on the City of Fremantle agendas and minutes page by clicking here or visiting: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/agendas-and-minutes


    We received 29 submissions on the proposed determination to prohibit the release of gas filled balloons on all local government property within the City of Fremantle, all in support. The majority of submissions cited environmental reasons for their support.

    Based on this officer's will recommend Council continue with the determination. This will be considered at the Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation (FPOL) committee and is expected to go to an Ordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday 26 June 2019.

    The details are:

    Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee - Wednesday 12 June 2019, 6.00pm.

    Ordinary Council Meeting- Wednesday 26 June 2019, 6.00pm.

    Both meetings will be held in North Fremantle Community Hall, 2 Thompson Rd North Fremantle.

    Members of the public are welcome to ask a question, make a statement or just observe the proceedings. To find out how to register to speak at a meeting please click here(External link).

    Meeting agendas and further details can be accessed on the City of Fremantle agendas and minutes page by clicking here or visiting: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/agendas-and-minutes