Freo's View


Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, heritage, hospitality, j shed by freoview on March 6, 2017

I hear Sunset Events intends to take up their 25-year lease of the No 1 studio at J Shed from July 1 and build a reduced-capacity tavern for 400 patrons.

It also wants to cater for wedding functions with a large marquee on the grassed area in front of the J Shed art studios.

The concert organisers’ attempt at getting approval for an 850 patron tavern and 1,500 people live outdoor music venue was rejected last year by Fremantle Council, the WA Planning Committee and the State Administrative Tribunal.

If my memory is correct the state agencies rejected the tavern because it was deemed inappropriate for the A Class Reserve at Bathers Beach, and not because of the number of patrons.

I have no doubt that inner city residents and community and heritage groups will also fight this new proposal, and it will be interesting to see if Fremantle Council will support a smaller tavern in one of WA’s most significant historic areas where the first British settlers set up home.

Roel Loopers

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  1. David Spencer said, on March 7, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Yeah weddings are notorious for drunks.

  2. Chris G. said, on March 6, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Agree strongly with the previous comment, we need another liquor outlet in Freo, like a hole in the head!
    We already have a bad reputation for alcohol fuelled violence on our streets at night.
    When is Sunset Events going to get the message about Arthur’s Head.

  3. bigjulie said, on March 6, 2017 at 7:40 am

    The place for alcohol fueled parties & Rock bands is in the tranquil slumbering industrial parks. That is called “town planning”. Having drunks wandering the streets in a residential area is not only nuts but offensive to the sleeping taxed citizens whether the loud yobbo is wearing thongs & a T shirt or Zegna & Paul Shark.

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