Freo's View


Posted in city of fremantle, heritage, roundhouse, tourism by freoview on November 17, 2016


I am getting more and more convinced that the lunatics are running the asylum and that officialdom, red tape, and nanny state patronising have taken over our once sensible world of common sense.

After the great news of the state heritage listing of the Fremantle West End this morning I walked in to the Roundhouse to discover two bloody green exit signs that totally spoil any photos taken of the part of the building where the warders lived and that give a great view to High Street.

We now also have three, yes THREE! fire extinguishers in the Roundhouse that is 95 percent built with limestone and only has some small wooden ceilings.

This is ridiculous officialdom in a building that only has one exit and where fire danger is next to nil. It would also be safer to stay inside the building at the back wall if fire broke out in the entry.

This is rubbish City of Fremantle and these signs need to be removed in our State’s most significant and oldest public building!

Roel Loopers

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  1. freoview said, on November 17, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    There is only one exit door at the Roundhouse, so no confusion for anyone where to go. It is a building without a roof so no problems either with smoke and visibility, in case of fire, to be able to find the exit. This is bureaucracy gone mad!


  2. gnangarra said, on November 17, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    maybe they could put slide in the well as an emergency exit via the tunnel. I thought the volunteers we the key to any evacuation of the Roundhouse the exit signs look disgusting oh they probably damaged the timber work when installing them. The only ok point is that fire extinguisher is hidden from the main area but its as its not near any exits or an area anyone accesses its points in an emergence because no one will see it

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