Freo's View

FREO ROUNDHOUSE ENLIGHTENMENT

Posted in city of fremantle, heritage, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on May 11, 2017

After some grumpy looks and words from Arthur Head and Freo’s View toward the Fremantle Townhall there has been a bit of action regarding putting power into the historic Roundhouse, so that the volunteer guides can get started on their plans for a big $ 200,000 new displays project.

City staff and electricians came to WA’s oldest public building today to check it out and see what can be done and according to them it should not be a big deal to supply the old goal with power needed for the displays.

Now hoping Council and administration will make it a priority as Lotterywest funding takes a while to get approved. Stay tuned!

Last year 145,000 visitors walked through the door of the Roundhouse, so a significant contribution to tourism in Fremantle and W.A.

Any corporate sponsors out there to help fast track getting the displays up?

Roel Loopers

 

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  1. Andrew.L said, on May 12, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Good outcome. A motorised wheel chair ramp could be an option going forward with help from a grant.

  2. freoview said, on May 12, 2017 at 11:29 am

    It’s too steep Kel to get wheelchairs up there. We have tried it in the past and it takes four people to hold onto the chair, so that is not practical unfortunately. A lift would have a big impact on the heritage so that is not on either.

    Roel

  3. Kel smith said, on May 12, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Hi Roel, great result! The need for Disabled access has been ignored by this Council also. An disability access path could be constructed around the Southern grassed area with a temporary access to the front doors of the round house or even a lift for when the Round house is open for visitors. Why should they be isolated from enjoying an internal view this iconic place? Come on Freo Council. Action instead of words in support of the disabled in our society please. Cheers kel

  4. freoview said, on May 11, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    WOW! That is an amazing record for BITCHES BREW, Nigel!!! Congratulations.

    They are in High Street West End at the Adam Monk photo gallery, Freo people. Go support Ruth and Nigel!!

    Roel

  5. Nigel said, on May 11, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    If you need any frames around the displays, give us a yell !
    Celebrating 30 years of framing Fremantle, this month.

  6. freoview said, on May 11, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Not sure I like anyone or anything compared to Hitler, Julian.

    Roel

  7. bigjulie said, on May 11, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Hitler got the trains to run on time*; now Mayor Brad is going to give Light and Warmth to All. How logical and responsive is that?
    * urban myth


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