Freo's View


Posted in art, fremantle, western australia by freoview on July 29, 2016


It is nice to see a bit of colour in the drab Paddy Troy Lane in Fremantle. The Newport Hotel did these murals that look stunning and there is other graffiti art on other buildings, while bollards and trees have been covered with colourful ropes.

The lane runs parallel to the Cappuccino Strip and William Street and the lovely Grumpy Sailor cafe is also there. Check it out!

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  1. Steve said, on July 29, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I’m not convinced Kings square is necessary to make the area vibrant, it has a lot of potential as it is and wouldn’t take much to make it really cool – just closing it off to cars and encouraging al fresco dining. I think the Spicer’s building is pretty awful and the Kings square building not far behind it. They are both way out of place.

    The only thing that would be certain if they were to raze the buildings and rebuild is that an active inner city would be at a minimum 5 years away before all construction was finished.


  2. Mark said, on July 29, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Just what retail needs in Fremantle even less parking.
    Great idea that principle has worked so well in Freo so far no other successful shopping precinct is going it.

    From one success to another, reality not an issue in Freo


  3. freoview said, on July 29, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Yes it does have potential and will have even more if the Kings Square project goes ahead and the Spicers site new building will go up where the carpark at Henderson Street is.



  4. Steve said, on July 29, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    So much potential in that mall. All they need to do is close it off to cars except delivery vehicles and encourage the existing bars/restaurants to expand their al fresco areas like the Federal, and it would take off.

    If they turned that superfluous car park at the entrance to paddy troy into a human park rather than a car park it would really make that area nice, particularly with the soon-to-open warder’s cottages.


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