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Posted in arthur head, city of fremantle, heritage, roundhouse, tourism, Uncategorized, vandalism by freoview on February 21, 2019


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I find the neglect of Fremantle’s historic Arthur’s Head very frustrating and annoying. I have mentioned before here on Freo’s View that I don’t believe it is acceptable that Western Australia’s oldest public building, the Roundhouse, does not get annual funding from the State and/or Federal government or from the City of Fremantle.

But basic care and maintenance are surely not too much too ask for! Look at the bloody mess of broken chairs at the cottages on Mrs Trivett Lane, where the Fremantle Volunteer Heritage Guides have their office, where the public toilets are, and where hundreds of tourists walk along the path and see this mess. That is unacceptable!

Vagrants occupy the public toilets, so that tourists don’t feel comfortable entering them,  and they vandalise the area frequently. Two days ago a window was damaged at the volunteers cottage.

There are no CCTV cameras up there and the police can’t be bothered to walk up the hill, so it is left to deteriorate and no one seems to care about it.

Send a rubbish truck and pick up all that broken furniture, City of Fremantle! It’s not good enough to blabber on about how important tourism and heritage is for our city when you allow the most significant part of it to look like a dump. I am very pissed off!

Roel Loopers

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  1. Cathy Hall said, on February 22, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Plz take them to the Freo Recycle Yard on Montreal St where repairer ppl will love them again.😏


  2. Robert said, on February 21, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Oh! what’s wrong Roe.We are going to get a lovely council building and nobody is going to want wast time at the far end of town with all these old buildings and empty shops
    Its all good!!


  3. Fleurlass said, on February 21, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Totally agree with you Roel. The area looks very neglected. Not the image we want our visitors to see. When it becomes cold those ratty chairs will be used for firewood. Perhaps creating more problems. Please clear the area Council.


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