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MORE FROM THE FREMANTLE PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

More from the Fremantle Council Planning Committee:

  • A small bar and deli for 29 Leighton Beach Boulevard in North Fremantle was approved by the City of Fremantle Planning Committee last night after many people spoke for and against it.

One of the main concerns was noise from the alfresco area rising up to the balconies of residents because of the hard surface below.

It is a fair concern that could be addressed if council insisted on noise control, such as carpeting the alfresco area and putting a soft noise reducing top over it and plants around it, but a small amendment only addressed the area of alfresco activity and that it could not expand.

  • The development proposal for a cafe/restaurant next to Frank’s the butcher in Wray Avenue came back to the Planning Committee, after the proponent had taken the plans to the State Administrative Tribunal after they were rejected by council. The committee last night was adamant. that not enough changes had been made and that parking in the very popular hub was already and issue that could not cope with another cafe, so the proposal was rejected again.
  • The Solar Farm on the former tip site in South Fremantle was approved. Concerns about contaminated dust were deemed unnecessary as the site will be monitored while it is largely without control now.

It is a bit of a surprise that people now are concerned about contaminated dust when a solar farm will be built over the surface and no doubt acts as dust reduction and the site will be professionally managed. A very good outcome I believe.

  • Bad acoustics in the North Fremantle Hall is still an issue and the large public gallery which included twenty Curtin University students had to move chairs to the sides to get closer to be able to hear the Councillors and staff. Unacceptable.
  • A rather farcical situation at the start of the meeting when chair Jon Strachan ruled that all public submissions would be heard before the committee deliberated, but he was overruled by his colleagues who wanted the procedure to remain as it is and that the public speaks before each item which is then debated by committee. It means that people who are not interested in other items on the agenda don’t have to sit through the entire meeting, so it is a basic courtesy to the community.

Roel Loopers

 

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FREO-SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CITY

 

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Some Fremantle impressions I took yesterday. A tiny hole in the wall cafe, two bookshops combined in a reflection, the Fishing Boat Harbour early morning, and lots of bikes at another cafe.

Freo is full of hidden treasures and surprises. Explore it!

Roel Loopers

HAVE A RONNIE NIGHTS OUT IN FREMANTLE

Posted in alfresco, bar, city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on February 5, 2018

 

Ronnie Nights

 

Here a sneak preview through the window of Fremantle’s newest bar RONNIE NIGHTS which will open this week.

The small bar in Market Street has taken over the premises of the Maya Indian restaurant/Aunty G. and is owned by the operators of the STRANGE COMPANY bar in Nairn Street.

The bar has two street level areas and also an upstairs section, so check it out once it is open.

Nice to see the floor tiles and the pressed tin ceiling have been preserved.

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S BATHERS FIRST WA BOOZE BEACH

Posted in alcohol, alfresco, bathers beach, fremantle by freoview on November 17, 2016

The West Australian reports today that Fremantle’s Bathers Beach House is the first hospitality outlet in WA that has received a liquor license to serve alcohol on the beach. This will no doubt attract criticism from those who believe beaches should remain public spaces and not be leased to commercial operators, but I believe it is a good step forward for our nanny state to catch up with European standards on this issue.

What I don’t like is the awful metal steps that have been added to the timber deck that is part of the heritage interpretation of the area and it is disappointing the City of Fremantle did not insist on timber steps in character with the boardwalk.

That brings me to the issue of locals complaining that people who use the Mortuary area for weddings and functions close off the boardwalk to the public. That should not be allowed.

Roel Loopers

NEW ORLEANS IN FREO’S WEST END

Posted in alfresco, cafe, fremantle, hospitality by freoview on November 16, 2016

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Have you discovered the New Orleans cafe at Phillimore Street in Fremantle’s West End yet?

Authentic N.O. food created by a New Orleans chef.

It’s near the corner of Cliff Street, opposite Artsource.

Roel Loopers

TRIP ADVISOR BIG SUPPORT FOR FREO TRADERS

Posted in alfresco, city of fremantle, economy, fremantle, hospitality, retail, tourism by freoview on October 27, 2016

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Some of the best and easiest ways of supporting Fremantle businesses is to buy local and to write positive reviews about our retailers, restaurants, cafes, etc. on Trip Advisor.

I have 14 Fremantle reviews on Trip Advisor and received information today that in September 12,999 readers read my reviews, so think how big we could be all together if many more people contributed!

73% of readers were from Australia, 8% from Singapore, 4% from Malaysia and 15% from other countries.

Do YOUR bit to support our Freo traders and start writing reviews now!

I took this photo at the Cappuccino Strip late Wednesday afternoon on my way to Council.

Roel Loopers

PS: I just wrote and posted another five reviews on TA.

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RELAXING AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in alfresco, art, cafe, fremantle, fremantle arts centre by freoview on October 10, 2016

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It’s warming up at the start of this week, so get the shorts and minis ready for a couple of days. The beaches and alfresco cafes will be inviting and the Fremantle Arts Centre is a lovely colourful and historic spot to relax at, and it has free wifi!

The great Fremantle Print Award exhibition is still on, so go and spend an hour or long lunch at the FAC!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE STREET PHOTOS

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A couple of Fremantle ‘street photos’ I took today. I have always admired old photographers like Cartier Bresson, who took so many great candid shots of their cities, so here’s my meagre contribution.

The billboard one reminds me a bit of a Jeffrey Smart painting, but that might be a bit pretentious off me. Just put that down as coming from an arrogant Dutchman then. ; > )

Roel Loopers

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