Town of East Fremantle
|Town of East Fremantle|
|Population||7,376 (2016 census)|
|• Density||2,380/km2 ( 6,160/sq mi)|
|Area||3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)|
|Council seat||East Fremantle|
|Region||South Metropolitan Perth|
|Website||Town of East Fremantle|
The Town of East Fremantle is a local government area in the southern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth, located immediately northeast of the port city of Fremantle and about 17 kilometres (11 mi) southwest of Perth's central business district. The Town covers an area of 3.1 square kilometres (1.2 sq mi), maintains 46 km of roads and had a population of over 7,000 as at the 2016 Census.
In 1897, the East Fremantle Municipality was gazetted. On 1 July 1961, it became a town following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.
The town has been divided into four wards, each electing two councillors. Each councillor serves a four-year term, and half-elections are held every two years. The mayor is directly elected.
- Preston Point Ward: Cr Michael McPhail (2017) & Cr Julie Amor (2015)
- Richmond Ward: Cr Tony Watkins (2017) & Cr Maria Rico (2015)
- Plympton Ward: Cr Jenny Harrington (2017) & Cr Sian Martin (2015)
- Woodside Ward: Cr Matthew Handcock (2017) & Cr Cliff Collinson (2015)