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DISCRIMINATION AT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ELECTION FORUM

Posted in city of fremantle, election, voting by freoview on September 30, 2015

Well, well, well. This is surprising and very disappointing and I wonder what criteria were followed by the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce to have  and Election Forum about the Fremantle economy that only includes the candidates for City Ward and Hilton Ward.

That is extremely discriminatory and very offensive to all the other candidates in the other Wards who were not invited.  What was the selection of candidates based on I wonder. Blue eyes? Blond hair? Knowing someone who knows someone? It’s disgraceful as it makes the candidates in the other Wards look third rate and second class who have no idea about the economy.

This is from the Fremantle Network Facebook page:

The Fremantle Chamber of Commerce presents the 2015 Local Government Election Forum – Building The Fremantle Economy.

Local Government candidates for the City and Hilton wards will be stating their case to members of the business community about how their candidacy and platform will contribute to making Fremantle a better place to do business.

Roel Loopers

ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly Independent.

Written and authorised by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162.

LOCAL COUNCIL JUST A WASTE OF TIME

Posted in city of fremantle, election, local government by freoview on September 30, 2015

Election time is so serious and often very negative, so I need to have a bit of fun today.

Now that Local Government Election are due I thought it wise to re-acquaint myself with that 1920s bestseller Men are from here, Women from there, and Councillors are dickheads (even when they are female) by author Ghandi Freud.

It is important for me and my fellow Council candidates to know what we’ll let ourselves into, and this great book has many serious warning points we should be aware off if elected on Fremantle Council on October 17.

I picked up a few important observations about Councils and surprisingly even in a book written in the 1920s in Europe and India most of it applies to Fremantle Council in 2015.

 * Council never gets it right.

* Council always supports the neighbour who wants something or does not want something, but never supports you or others.

* Council ignores the street you live in, even when a Councillor lives in your street.

* Council ignores the suburb you live in, even when a Councillor lives in your suburb.

* New Councillors get an injection at the first meeting that makes them fraudulent like all the others on Council.

* Never look at the Mayor during meetings because he has a pendulum swinging that will hypnotise you so you’ll do what he wants.

* Councillors’ main reason for being on Council is to destroy the lifestyle they and their family also live in.

* Councillors deliberately get everything wrong to piss off the community that voted them in.

* Councillors are unintelligent up themself morons who should never have been elected.

There are many more warning signs but I can’t just copy the entire book here that is thicker than the Bible and Koran combined.

The author warns in the appendix of the bulky book that the above also applies for other forms of government such as State and Federal.

Having carefully studied the book I believe I am superbly qualified to become a Councillor, so vote for me. ; > )

Roel Loopers

ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly Independent.

Written and authorised by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162

DEVELOPMENT A GOOD MATCH FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, development, local government by freoview on September 30, 2015

I am not sure at all that the residents of North Fremantle near McCabe Street are going to like this, but the headquarters of the Mediterranean Shipping Company at 15 McCabe Street is for sale. The real estate agent says the 1690 sqm. site has “significant redevelopment appeal” so maybe the locals there are in for another battle to stop highrise buildings in the area.

The MSC staff will relocate to their new building in Cliff Street later this year, and that is a welcome development for the West End of Fremantle and no doubt good for the cafes along High Street.

Another development will be going ahead in the centre of Fremantle soon, with Council giving approval to the Match group to redevelop the former Energy Museum site at Parry Street.

The heritage-listed building will be developed into a Bread in Common-style food and beverage venue and behind it a four-storey apartment building will be built that will house forty 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. I hope the apartment building will compliment the heritage building with good matching design and not negatively overshadow it.

I am not sure if the initial idea to also have a micro brewery on site has been dropped after protest from residents and St Patrick’s so stay tuned.

I believe a Bread in Common style venue would be great for the East of the CBD and will become a real attraction for the hundreds of people who will move into the area once the Heirloom development is finished in 2017. It would fit in well with the Hilton hotel development, the upgrade of Princess May Park and new tenants for the former FTI building.

Roel Loopers

ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly Independent.

Written and published by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162.

LOCAL COUNCIL VOTING CONFUSION

Posted in city of fremantle, election, local government by freoview on September 30, 2015

For those of you who have not yet voted for the Fremantle Local Government Election or who are confused about what you need to do here a message from the Electoral Commission.

An elector need only sign the Elector’s Certificate on the front in the box marked “Signature” for their vote to be counted. The information on the back of the certificate need only be completed when an elector wishes to update or correct their enrolment details.

Voting for our representatives is not only our democratic right but also our duty, for which many people in the world envy us, so please take part and VOTE!

Roel Loopers

ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly Independent.

Written and authorised by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162.

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SEEDFUND TO ESTABLISH ROOTS FOR MUSICIANS

Posted in fremantle, fundraising, music by freoview on September 29, 2015

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Fremantle artists John Butler started a project in 2005 to help musicians become self-sustainable and that has grown into Seedfund where his partner Mama Kin is also a director.

The organisation has been granted DGR status and can accept donations that are tax deductible, so if you want to support Australian artists from all backgrounds, do consider donating to this project at: http://pozi.be/seedfund

Roel Loopers

ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly Independent.

Written and authorised by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162.

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NOTRE DAME UNI INFO SESSION FOR LOCALS

Posted in fremantle, notre dame university by freoview on September 29, 2015

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UNDA development

Fremantle NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY invites all local residents and businesses to an information session tomorrow, Wednesday September 30 at 3.30 at Fairweathers(former Fremantle Hotel) corner Cliff and High streets.

UNDA wants to inform locals what the uni has been doing and is planning and also want to give an update on the proposed development of the vacant car park on the corner of High and Cliff next to the famous wedding wall.

Roel Loopers

ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly Independent.

Written and authorised by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162.

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JOIN THE FREO TENNIS CLUB FAMILY!

Posted in fremantle, tennis by freoview on September 29, 2015

The Fremantle Tennis Club at Parry Street has put some lovely, quirky and endearing figures on their fance and is crying out to JOIN THE FAMILY!

They are having an OPEN DAY on October 10 from 2 pm, so go and join the fun and become part of the community group.

Roel Loopers

ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly Independent.

Written and authorised by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162.

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NEW FREO HEALTHY OHANA ACAI BAR

Posted in acai, food, fremantle by freoview on September 29, 2015

ohana acai bar

The OHANA Acai Bar is a new venue in Fremantle Market Street that is worth trying out for those who want to live healthy.

The Acai berry is a tribal Amazon superfood that grows wild in South America. It has the highest antioxidant power of any fruit or vegetable, so it is good for the body as antioxidants fight free radicals and slows down ageing.

Ohana Bowls full with fruit and superfood sound pretty yummy too, and the Acai berry is low in sugar but high full of vitamins, so go and give the new bar a try.

They are on Facebook, or check them out on http://www.ahanaacaibar.com.au

Roel Loopers

ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly Independent.

Written and authorised by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162.

EAT HEALTHY MOORE&MOORE

Posted in food, fremantle, hospitality by freoview on September 29, 2015

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The Fremantle MOORE& MOORE cafe in Henry Street is doing take-away Tuesdays that are well worth trying. Today’s Wild local and organic meal is:
Grilled Gold Band Snapper with roasted organic baby carrots and kiffler potatoes a lemon butter sauce and a raw beetroot salsa.

The Vegan option is: Roasted organic baby carrot and kiffler potatoes organic kale and quinoa salad with a raw beetroot salsa topped with roasted nuts

There is also a talk  tonight at 6.30 by Rebecca Hall, who is a naturopath at Fitgenes Clinic in Maylands that specialises in gene profiling. This is using gene testing to look at your DNA and then recommending diet and lifestyle based on your genes.

Tonight she is going to explain more about this emerging area of health and to give us the low down on sugar and carbohydrates.

Roel Loopers

ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly Independent.

Written and authorised by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162.

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A VOTE FOR ROEL IS A POSITIVE VOTE FOR FREO!

Posted in city of fremantle, election by freoview on September 28, 2015

vote for roel

If you have not received your ballot papers for the Local Government Election yet you should receive it this week, so PLEASE VOTE! It is essential for the Fremantle community to elect the people they believe will make a positive difference to the future of our city.

I will bring realism, common sense, creativity, balance, fairness and independence to Council if elected and will work hard toward genuine and better community consultation. I want Council to concentrate on local governance for local people and local businesses.

Fremantle needs to grow and prosper but it needs to retain its unique character and identity and protect its stunning heritage precincts. Good modern development is essential and so is the right mix so we can accommodate families, singles, young and old, poor and wealthy, creative and conservative. We pride ourselves on Freo’s multiculturalism and our creative industries so we need to look after them better and support them.

A vote for ROEL LOOPERS is a positive photo for the entire Fremantle community, so when you live in Beaconsfield and Hilton you could be in the Beaconsfield Ward I am standing for. VOTE FOR ME! VOTE NOW! DON’T FORGET!

Roel Loopers

Written and authorised by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162

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