Intention to make a determination to assist in maintaining Monument Hill Reserve as an area of quiet reflection

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Monument Hill

To help maintain Monument Hill Reserve as an area for remembrance and quiet solitude we're proposing changes including prohibiting flying motorised remotely piloted devices on or over Monument Hill Reserve without a permit from the City of Fremantle.


What changes are proposed and why?

Monument Hill is considered the perfect place to take some time out to relax on the lawns and enjoy the view, whilst reflecting the true meaning of the memorials and appreciating the meaningful architecture. However, this quiet enjoyment is sometimes disturbed and disrespected by use of motorised model airplanes, helicopters, drones or other similar remotely piloted devices.

We're seeking submissions on a proposal to restrict the use of motorised model airplanes, helicopters, drones or other similar remotely piloted devices to permit holders only, and to prohibit riding a bicycle, a skateboard, rollerblades, a sandboard or a similar device on any of the monuments, or their surrounding bases, on Monument Hill Reserve.

To enable this change Council resolved to make a determination under its Local Government Property Local Law at its Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee meeting on 14 October 2020.


Purpose and Effect

The purpose and effect of this determination is:

Purpose - To prohibit

(1) flying motorised model airplanes, helicopters, drones or other similar remotely piloted devices on or over Monument Hill Reserve without a permit from the City of Fremantle; and

(2) riding a bicycle, a skateboard, rollerblades, a sandboard or a similar device on any of the Monuments, or their surrounding bases, on Monument Hill Reserve.

Effect - The effect of the determination is to maintain Monument Hill Reserve as an area for remembrance and quiet solitude and to protect the Monuments from potential damage.


You can read the public notice by clicking here or access it from the document library. Submissions can be made below by 5.00pm Tuesday 17 November 2020.


To help maintain Monument Hill Reserve as an area for remembrance and quiet solitude we're proposing changes including prohibiting flying motorised remotely piloted devices on or over Monument Hill Reserve without a permit from the City of Fremantle.


What changes are proposed and why?

Monument Hill is considered the perfect place to take some time out to relax on the lawns and enjoy the view, whilst reflecting the true meaning of the memorials and appreciating the meaningful architecture. However, this quiet enjoyment is sometimes disturbed and disrespected by use of motorised model airplanes, helicopters, drones or other similar remotely piloted devices.

We're seeking submissions on a proposal to restrict the use of motorised model airplanes, helicopters, drones or other similar remotely piloted devices to permit holders only, and to prohibit riding a bicycle, a skateboard, rollerblades, a sandboard or a similar device on any of the monuments, or their surrounding bases, on Monument Hill Reserve.

To enable this change Council resolved to make a determination under its Local Government Property Local Law at its Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee meeting on 14 October 2020.


Purpose and Effect

The purpose and effect of this determination is:

Purpose - To prohibit

(1) flying motorised model airplanes, helicopters, drones or other similar remotely piloted devices on or over Monument Hill Reserve without a permit from the City of Fremantle; and

(2) riding a bicycle, a skateboard, rollerblades, a sandboard or a similar device on any of the Monuments, or their surrounding bases, on Monument Hill Reserve.

Effect - The effect of the determination is to maintain Monument Hill Reserve as an area for remembrance and quiet solitude and to protect the Monuments from potential damage.


You can read the public notice by clicking here or access it from the document library. Submissions can be made below by 5.00pm Tuesday 17 November 2020.


  • Determination approved

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    09 Feb 2021

    At the Ordinary Council meeting of 27 January 2021, Council approved the determination after the Committee recommended it for approval at the Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee meeting of 20 January 2021. To view the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting, click here.

    The determination is now in effect after being advertised in the Fremantle Herald on 6 February 2021. However, no penalties will be applied until the City has erected signage advising of the new restrictions at Monument Hill. This signage is anticipated to be in place by the end of February 2021.

    The determination will be made available on the register of determinations on the City’s website, available by clicking here.

    Thank you for your interest in this project.


  • Committee - 20 January 2021

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    18 Jan 2021

    An item related to this proposal is going to the Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee on Wednesday 20 January 2021, 6.00pm at North Fremantle Community Hall, 2 Thompson Rd North Fremantle.

    The report recommends that Council consider the submissions received, continue with the determination and give local public notice of it's final adoption.

    Further information can be found in the agenda, available by visiting the Agendas and Minutes page(External link) of the City's website or clicking here.


    Attending Committee or Council

    Members of the public are welcome to ask a question, make a statement or just observe the proceedings at open meetings.

    The opportunity to address the Committee on the proposal is limited to a maximum of three minutes. You must register your intent to speak at FPOL Committee with the minute secretary:

    • In person before 5.50pm on the day of the meeting, or
    • By email to governance@fremantle.wa.gov.au or phone 1300 693 736 prior to 3.00pm on the day of the meeting.