Freo's View


Posted in alcohol, bar, city of fremantle, heritage, tourism, western australia by freoview on September 9, 2016

Is this really the right location for a new bar in Fremantle? The awkward roundabout-like intersection of Phillimore, Cliff and Fleet streets is very difficult for pedestrians, especially the thousands of overseas visitors, to negotiate and I weekly witness cars driving against one way arrows in the wrong direction.

I use the intersection daily as a motorist and as a pedestrian so I am talking long-time experience and observation here!

The PTA considers the application for a small, 75 patrons, bar inappropriate for the old weighbridge station as it is only 30 metres away from the container freight line to Fremantle Port.

The plan for a bar was conditionally approved last year with a 15-year lease for the 1897 weighbridge location.

The intersection is also earmarked for a drastic upgrade as part of the Victoria Quay development plans, so would these plans be in jeopardy if a 15-year lease is granted by the City of Fremantle?

Roel Loopers

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  1. Michael said, on September 14, 2016 at 1:09 am

    Quirky funky location – Tick!

    Functional, sizeable, easily accessible space, clean air for al fresco activation, OH&S compliance… – Fail!

    Why don’t we similarly hold the Sunset Beach Markets on the Douro Road/South Tce roundabout? Oh wait…

    Still shaking my head that preliminary approval was ever given. But how can we best utilise this little, but isolated, jewel?

  2. freoview said, on September 9, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    It needs an architect to point out the bloody obvious. ; >)

    The weighbridge could also be used to weigh the booze bus before and after to see how many DDers they pick up.


  3. Murray Slavin said, on September 9, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    The point is that you can weigh yourself before and after coffee and cake(s)

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