Freo's View


Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development, local government by freoview on December 12, 2016



The residential development of the LIV apartments at Queen Victoria Street, opposite the just completed Heirloom by Match development, has started and what a delight it is to see the well-overdue modernisation of Fremantle’s East End.

Down the road at Princess May park the Hilton Doubletree hotel development should also start early next year and there are quite a few approved development projects that will commence in the area in the near future.

Together with the Kings Square development this gives me great hope for a brilliant Fremantle future and the revival of the retail, hospitality and tourism industry in our city.

I agree with the critics that a lot of the new development is boring and mediocre and that is a rotten shame, because Fremantle deserves to get creative and outstanding architecture that would become the heritage of the future, but sadly excellence in design is lacking often.

On another note, whenever I post something positive about Fremantle I get accused of having gone soft on Council so let me just make a few points. I am not a one-eyed Liberal, Labor, Greens, Socialist, Communist, Capitalist, Dockers, Eagles supporter and I do not have a political agenda. I consider myself to be a moderate with an open mind.

I don’t believe in God(s), chakras and healers but I do have great respect for the universe and nature and find my solace and inspiration there.

I also don’t have issues with vegetarians and vegans, as long as they don’t tell me what to eat, and I (barely) tolerate soy latte, non caffeine and skim milk coffee drinkers. ; >)

My aim is to try to be fair and balanced on this blog, but I have no doubt that I have failed a few times at that, because like Fremantle, the world, all humans and politicians I am not perfect.

I truly believe that renaissance is happening in Fremantle and that most of it is positive and good for our city. Many more people living and working in and visiting Freo will create an exciting vibrancy that has been lacking, and I am looking forward to it.

Roel Loopers

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  1. freoview said, on December 13, 2016 at 4:50 am

    Not really Caroline because we can see and feel elbows, hips, shoulders, etc. There are no chakras on the skeleton or in the body in any anatomical drawings of it. Kidneys, heart, lungs, liver, pancreas, etc. are all there but not chakras.

    You believe in chakras I don’t. Some people believe in a god, I don’t. I don’t judge that or belittle that as there can be great power in believing and that can no doubt become a healing power as well, as I know from meditation.


  2. Caroline said, on December 12, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    You don’t believe in chakras and healers? Strange Bit like not believing in elbows and doctors.

  3. freoview said, on December 12, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Yes ground water always an issue in Fremantle.


  4. freoishome said, on December 12, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Is that the Ocean I see seeping into the hole. Presumably the pump’s name is Canute! 🙂

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