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Posted in city of fremantle, tourism by freoview on June 5, 2015

Flow house

Fremantle Council has approved designs submitted by Flow House Fremantle to establish an artificial wave (commonly referred to as a ‘Flowrider’) on a small section of the Port Beach Reserve.

According to the media release “Council saw this as an innovative way to activate the area with the facility operating all year round and catering to learners, recreational users and professionals. The facility will be open for classes, excursions, events and parties and an on-site café will cater only to patrons of the facility so not to conflict with nearby Salt Restaurant’s kiosk. A retail surf shop will be open to the general public.”

Several conditions must be met by the developer including the approval by the City on the strategy for water use and disposal (including storm water), the installation of bike racks, and a plan that demonstrates the safe movement of pedestrians and cyclists at the front of the site, and a safe area for the drop-off and pick-up of people.

Fremantle needs more tourist attractions and while this one leaves me personally cold, I am all for getting more vibrancy into our city. Parking is already an issue in summer near our beaches, so I wonder if there would have been an alternative and better location for something like Flow House that does not require to be near the beach and could have been put in a park.

Roel Loopers

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  1. Lionel said, on June 5, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    These are lame and noisy. Dumb location.

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