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The new clubhouse at Fremantle Park is an opportunity lost if the City of Fremantle approves the design of the building.

What is suggested is boring 1970s design that has no street appeal, and the proposed new building might well be in the wrong location for it to get maximum benefit out of it for all three clubs that will call it home.

I had envisaged a modern clubhouse surrounded by the playing fields, in the location of the present bowling club building, with a balcony all around, so that players and visitors could watch the tennis and lawn bowls from upstairs and enjoy views to the Fremantle Arts Centre and the port from there.

Why is the design so boring and does the building look cheap when the total budget for the project is $4.1 million?  $1.85 million is coming from the City of Fremantle, $1.85 million from the Fremantle Workers Social and Leisure Club and $400,000 from the state government’s Community Sport and Recreation Facility Fund.

When the community regularly complains about the mediocre architecture of new buildings the City of Fremantle has to show that great architecture is achievable in our city. This proposal is very disappointing.

Roel Loopers

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  1. Suzanne said, on April 11, 2018 at 7:41 am

    Appalling but unfortunately the usual expectation of this theme
    ‘box buildings for Freo’.
    At least it’s a little box in comparison to it’s nearby neighboring apartment blocks.
    Blocks being the operative word.

  2. freoview said, on April 10, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Looks to me as if it is on the tennis club site, Rob, but I could be wrong.


  3. Robert said, on April 10, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    I so agree. Hell Its to be built on top of the Fremantle Quarry. So at the very least THIS BUILDING SHOULD FEATURE THIS STONE. Something is very wrong with this council !!!
    Ps it it is on the present bowling club site and should have a top verandah on 3 sides

  4. Rob Fittock said, on April 10, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    unfortunately uninspiring and unimaginative

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