Freo's View

PHOTOS OF A PROGRESSIVE CITY

 

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The latest photos of the Fremantle Kings Square Redevelopment Project and new Civic Centre to keep everyone in the loop about the progress.

Roel Loopers

THE BOW OF FREO’S NEW CIVIC SHIP

 

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It is exciting to see the new Fremantle Civic Centre at Kings Square taking shape.

Steel beams now show the pointy end of the building-the bow of the civic ship- near Queen Street, where a cafe is planned to open at ground level.

Roel Loopers

TREE BEAUTY AT OLD SYNAGOGUE TAVERN

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on October 9, 2019

 

Synagogue

 

Nice to see that trees are being used to beautify the Fremantle Old Synagogue tavern development at Parry Street.

It will be interesting to see how they’ll grow through the steel frames and intertwine.

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FREMANTLE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

 

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Good signs for Fremantle! The M/27 residential development by the Match group of the former Energy Museum at Parry Street is getting closer to realisation with only seven units left, so pre-sales have been going well.

The Yolk property group have also indicated they will be starting soon on the Little Lane residential development on the former Spotlight site next to Target, so that would be two major residential developments in the hart of the Freo CBD.

Roel Loopers

NEW LOOK AT FREO’S MARKET STREET

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on October 5, 2019

 

Market Street

 

The new veranda and posts at the Manning building, that is being redeveloped by Silverleaf Investments, allow for a new look at Market Street.

I took the photo early on Friday morning, before the bad weather came in.

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GREAT FREO BIENNALE JUST A MONTH AWAY

Posted in architecture, art, city of fremantle, events, festival, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on September 30, 2019

 

Biennale

 

A preview of all the great events that will be happening during the Fremantle Biennale in November.

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FREMANTLE’S STUNNING WEST END

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, heritage, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on September 21, 2019

 

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High Street in Fremantle’s historic West End is my favourite street, as the beauty of the old Gold Rush Period architecture never disappoints.

Just before 7am this morning, on my way for coffee at Chalkys cafe, I took this reflection in the windows of the Roma Cucina.

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MORE NEW HOMES IN WHITE GUM VALLEY

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development, home, living, real estate, Uncategorized by freoview on September 20, 2019

 

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A large residential development is under construction in White Gum Valley. The boundaries of the East Village by Landgate are Montreal, Blinco, Wood and Knutsford streets, so a welcome addition to Fremantle.

It is close to public transport, Booyeembara Park, the golf course and Monument Hill.

As a demonstration project, East Village in Fremantle will be a living laboratory, delivering valuable lessons from real-life initiatives to support a more sustainable way of living.

A range of water initiatives have been designed to bring Waterwise living to life at the estate. Other features will include electric vehicle fast charging, solar panels and battery storage, share electric vehicle scheme, quality landscaped private and public spaces.

The estate will deliver Australia’s first blockchain ready homes, with new residents participating in leading trials of this new technology. Residents will be supported to embrace One Planet Living through a range of innovation initiatives.

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YET ANOTHER PLAN FOR FREMANTLE WOOLSTORES

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, city planning, development, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on September 13, 2019

 

I will probably never understand how developers tick, so the latest news in the Fremantle Herald this morning that Silverleaf Investments have submitted yet another plan for the Woolstores development should not really surprise me, but it does.

After previous development applications were knocked backed by Fremantle Council and the Joint Development Panel-JDAP a revised and lower plan was finally approved and development was expected to start late this year.

Now Silverleaf have again submitted plans, which according to Mayor Brad Pettitt are the best yet.

It is a shame that this major hotel development is now also pushed back when the SKS Group has been procrastinating on the Hilton Doubletree hotel development on the Point Street carpark site. That delay is becoming more and more unacceptable but the City of Fremantle appear powerless to do something about it.

Fremantle needs more real and tangible development instead of development in the pipeline. Many of our traders are just hanging in there and won’t survive much longer unless real activation of Fremantle’s business centre is happening.

Roel Loopers

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REFLECTION OF FREMANTLE HERITAGE

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on September 12, 2019

 

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I noticed this very early reflection of historic High Street in the windows of the former Tram building when I walked down from the Roundhouse to my favourite Freo cafe Chalkys this morning.

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