Freo's View

FREMANTLE ELECTRIC HIGHWAY BLACKOUT

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on June 17, 2017

The City of Fremantle will not build a charging station for electric cars on the Esplanade, that was going to be part of the RAC Electric Highway from Perth to Margaret River.

It turned out the solar charging station would need Western Power back-up and that would have driven the cost well over the budget council had allocated for it.

The sale of electric cars in Australia is very low and there are only a few in W.A. so it was always a waste of money in my opinion.

The City could also save money by not going ahead with the Esplanade hub near the Tourist Wheel, where it plans to build a food outlet for a burger bar.

I hear senior CoF officers are also not in favour of the hub and there is already the Fishing Boat Harbour hospitality hub just across the railway line with Joe’s Fish Shack, Little Creatures, Cicerello’s, Kailis, Char Char Bull, Bathers Beach House and Sweetlips.

It is just a ten-minute walk down Collie Street to the Grill’d burger bar and the same distance down Essex Street to Hungry Jacks.

Roel Loopers

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  1. freoview said, on June 17, 2017 at 9:33 am

    I am with you Pete but the masterplan for the Esplanade sees the Carriage cafe building removed all together.

    Roel

  2. Suzanne said, on June 17, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Cant stop agreeing with you Roel.
    There’s a turnup!!!!

  3. Pete said, on June 17, 2017 at 7:13 am

    I must say that I am totally against a burger bar near the ferris wheel. Why not use the wonderful carriage cafe – a famous old Freo destination and landmark.


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