Freo's View


Posted in advertising, city of fremantle, flying, local government, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on April 16, 2018


solar farm image


It might be a bit left field and out of the box, but if/when Fremantle gets its Solar Farm on the former South Fremantle tip site, could we ask the proponents to create the word FREMANTLE with the solar panels so that there is a bit of marketing for those who fly over our city.

In China there is a solar farm that looks like a panda from the air, so why not follow that lead?

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  1. Rob Fittock said, on April 16, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    A Rural Community and a Metro Community are like chalk and cheese

  2. freoview said, on April 16, 2018 at 9:02 am

    I agree Paul that Fremantle Council seems too keen to give things away for free or very low rent, as if we are a charity. The solar farm, the lease to the South Fremantle Football Club, J Shed tavern, events on the Esplanade, etc.

    hy are we too far down the track with the solar farm to make changes that benefit the Freo community and you rightly ask why have community consultation when it is already a done deal.


  3. freoishome said, on April 16, 2018 at 8:55 am

    ABC Landline, the weekly rural and farming tv programme did a session a week ago 9/4/18 on Community funded energy projects. They outlined 4 different examples, from what is apparently hundreds around Australia.

    One of the amazing things was how quickly and enthusiastically locals came up with the funds, millions, to fund these very different approaches.

    Notable that none of them were about leasing land to a private company so the company could reap the benefits. Rather about how to work with companies so the major beneficiary over decades was the community.

    The feedback I have received from the Councillors, that they are too far down the track with this particular company and scheme to change direction! This all to often seems to be the same response to all large development in CoF.

    Begs the question why have a council meeting for public comment?


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