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FREO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PLAYS SMALLEY

Posted in fremantle chamber orchestra, concert, fremantle,, Uncategorized by freoview on November 30, 2015

The Fremantle Chamber Orchestra will perform agin in the Fremantle Townhall this Sunday december 6 at 3 pm.

On the program is Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds and Haydn’s Symphony No 22 The Philosopher, and as a tribute to the late WA composer Roher Smalley the FCO will play his Footwork, also known as Birthday Tango.

Tickets are $ 39.oo, concession $ 33.00 and for under 17 only $ 20.00.

Roel Loopers

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KEEP BOATS AWAY FROM SOUTH BEACH

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle, south beach,, Uncategorized by freoview on November 30, 2015

Boat owners want beach access to their boats at Fremantle’s South Beach  and within the area the City of Fremantle only recently approved for a 125-metre exclusion zone so that boats and jet skis would not interfere with swimmers at the popular beach.

Opponents say the Fremantle Sailing Club already has 28 hectares of Fremantle waters and is the largest sailing club with ocean access in the southern hemisphere.

The Department of Transport is conducting a South Metro Aquatic Use survey and wants to approve the 120-metre beach to boats access zone just south of the sailing club’s breakwater, so go to the Transport website and have your say!

Roel Loopers

ROE 8 IN SUPREME COURT TODAY

Posted in perth freight link, fremantle, roe 8,, Uncategorized by freoview on November 30, 2015

The Save Beeliar Wetlands group will today challenge the EPA’s approval for the Roe 8 Highway in the Supreme Court. The group raised $ 50,000 for the legal challenge so it will be interesting to see if the judges agree with the EPA or with the community group.

Stay tuned!

Roel Loopers

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SUNSET SOUTH BEACH MARKET

Posted in sunset south beach market, market, fremantle,, Uncategorized by freoview on November 29, 2015

 

The first Sunset South Beach Market opened on Saturday evening with a bang as people turned up in their thousands, proving that humans basically like to be in big herds and need big crowds to feel entertained. I personally prefer the more relaxed Growers Green Markets on Sunday morning but that is just my personal preference.

Popularity is great and I hope for the sake of all those stall holders that it will continue but the organisors need to be careful here because the extremely popular Hawkers Market on Friday nights in Perth is now receiving extreme criticism of overcrowding, waiting too long to order and receive food, it’s no longer fun for children parents claim, etc.

What the market at South Beach does not do is activate Fremantle’s West End as the Bathers Beach market used to do each summer and I believe that is a real shame and a real loss to inner Freo.

The SSSM is open every Saturday from 5-9 pm and the Growers Green each Sunday from 8am till midday.

Roel Loopers

HUGE FREO GARAGE SALE ON SUNDAY

Posted in abuse, fremantle, sale, garage sale,, Uncategorized by freoview on November 27, 2015

Check out this big GARAGE SALE in Fremantle on Sunday morning! My friends are relocating to France, so there is heaps for sale!

Huge Garage Sale on Sunday 29th November from 6.30 – 2pm at 15 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield.

Massive clear out of household goods. Items include:- pictures, paintings, new age/self developments books and CD’s, ornaments, clothes, plants, jewellery, glasses, kitchenware, wrought iron balustrade, Iranian Pottery, lead light window, lamps, cushions, Inspirational magnets and photographic prints (great Xmas presents, ladies bike, Playstations and Wii Fit plus singstar etc, blue and white china, collectables…Many upmarket items for sale.

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SATURDAY MARKET DAY

Posted in markets, perth, fremantle,, Uncategorized by freoview on November 27, 2015

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The SWAN RIVER COMMUNITY MARKET at the Belltower in Perth has been extended until December 19, so check it out tomorrow from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm.

Once back in Fremantle go and have a look at the new and bigger Sunset South Beach Markets from 5-9 pm. It used to be very successful at Bathers Beach so let’s hope the move will not have a negative impact on the event.

Roel Loopers

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FOOTPATH USE FOR J SHED TRAFFIC

So now it finally becomes clear what the City of Fremantle means with shared streets and we need the WA Planning Commission report to find out.

Since Fremantle Ports has denied access along Fleet Street to Sunset Events for their 12 concerts a year at J Shed alternative access had to be created and what a disaster it will be.

The tourist foot path and bike path between J Shed and Kidogo Arthouse will be the supply route to get fencing, bar goods, portaloos, skip bins, etc. to the events venue. They will be offloaded from trucks East of Kidogo Arthouse by forklift and then transported by a 1.5 t forklift to J Shed.

But it gets even worse! Light vehicles and catering vans will be allowed to drive on the tourist foot path to get to J Shed, and all that will be happening while someone in a high visibility vest will walk along.

It is outrageous that the busy foot/bike path in the heritage precinct that connects the Maritime Museum with the Fishing Boat Harbour will now become the main vehicle access road for the concert venue, but that is the kind of service the City of Fremantle gives to its mates without much consideration to our tourists and local residents who enjoy the area.

It is interesting to note in this context that access along that same foot path for light food vans was denied to the Bathers Beach Sunset Food Markets. The City of inconsistent decision-making shows its double standards yet again!

Roel Loopers

COMPREHENSIVE TRAFFIC STUDY

The Committee for Perth and the RAC have started the first comprehensive year-long traffic study named Get a Move On! and the first survey conducted came up with following findings:

The survey conducted during October and early November of more than 2,000 people found that:
• 71% of people use their car because it’s convenient, 70% because it’s faster
• 64% of drivers are frustrated by congestion
• 65% of train users believe it’s overcrowded, compared to 42% of bus users
• 65% of people use buses because it’s cost efficient, compared to 56% of train users
• Only 48% of bus users found it convenient
• 96% of cyclists and 87% of walkers did it because it provided health benefits
• 59% of cyclists have safety concerns
• 53% of cyclists say there is a lack of cycleways
• The average cost of paying for parking is $9.70 a day
• Light rail is the number one public transport option for middle and inner areas of the CBD

It is interesting that recent reports from the Public Transport Authority have found a dramatic reduction in public transport users in Perth, so no wonder our roads are getting more and more congested. Investing in new roads but not in public transport is short-sighted madness. Don’t take my word for it. It’s the opinion of many international city planners and traffic experts.

Roel Loopers

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MAINROADS WANT THE FREMANTLE TUNNEL

Posted in perth freight link, fremantle, western australia,, Uncategorized by freoview on November 26, 2015

The West Australian reports today that Mainroads Department has advised State Government that the best option to continue with the PERTH FREIGHT LINK would be to build The Fremantle Tunnel from the intersection of Stock and Winterfold roads in a straight line to the intersection of Stirling Highway and High Street.

Two 3.3 kilometre-long tunnels would be built at a cost of $ 1.3 billion and according to Mainroads would increase the quality of life for residents and house values and would reduce road fatalities.

It remains unresolved how the road would continue from there into Fremantle Port with the options of a duplication of Stirling Bridge or widening the bridge.

I believe it would be bad and unprofessional planning and a waste of money to invest in the tunnel and start building it before a solution has been found for the last and essential section of the road into the port.

Roel Loopers

WHITE RIBBON DAY FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, white ribbon day by freoview on November 25, 2015

 

The City of Fremantle held a WHITE RIBBON DAY breakfast event at Kings Square this morning to raise awareness about domestic violence in our society. One in four women in Australia have been a victim of domestic violence by a partner or former partner and that is totally unacceptable, so we all need to speak out when we witness or hear about domestic violence.

Roel Loopers

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