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CREATIVE PUBLIC FURNITURE IDEA FOR FREO

 

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How cool would this kind of street furniture be for Fremantle’s beaches or for Notre Dame University. Seating and shade all in one unit.

I’d love to see something like this on the grass in Phillimore Street where many students gather in front of the NDA buildings there, and Bathers Beach and South Beach could do with something creative as well.

Roel Loopers

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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ACTIVATE FREMANTLE’S HIDDEN GEM

Posted in bathers beach, beaches, city of fremantle, local government, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on March 5, 2018

 

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Fremantle’s hidden gem Bathers Beach has a nice new long sign at Fleet Street to welcome tourists.

This little beach has a lot of potential but requires that Council walks the talk and actually supports the activation of Bathers Beach by putting public toilets  there.

In a perfect world the boardwalk should be extended all the way to J Shed, but at least new lights should be installed along the path from J Shed to Kidogo Arthouse, and they need  to be taller as the present low solar lights get vandalised regularly and that is becoming costly.

While the Leighton, Port and South beaches are packed with people Bathers Beach remains under utilised. One only ever sees a handful of people sun baking and swimming there, so the numbers need to increase to help the activation of Arthur’s Head and the historic West End.

 

Roel Loopers

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SOUTH BEACH BASKETBALL COURT OFFICIAL OPENING

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, sport, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on February 10, 2018

 

 

The official opening on Friday afternoon of the $ 195,000 Fremantle South Beach basketball court was relaxed family fun for young and old.

Several Fremantle Councillors were there, and also federal MP Josh Wilson. Also spotted was former Councillor Andrew Sullivan who played a pivotal role in getting the new court in the right location.

I have no doubt that the multi court for volleyball, futsal, basketball and netball will become a very popular new youth hub, like the Esplanade Youth Plaza.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE BEACH WHEELCHAIRS!

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, disability, local governmet, Uncategorized by freoview on February 7, 2018

 

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It is not a well-known fact that there are FREE beach wheelchairs available for hire in Fremantle at South Beach and Bathers Beach, so that disabled people can also go for a swim

Bathers Beach can be booked on 1300 134 081 or reception@museum.wa.gov.au

South Beach can be booked on 9432 9999 or info@fremantle.wa.gov.au

 

Roel Loopers

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SOUTH BEACH BASKEBALL COURT OPEN

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, local government, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on January 29, 2018

 

 

The beautiful new basketball, volleyball and futsal court as South Beach is now open.

The City of Fremantle will do an official opening some day soon, no doubt it will be something like Mayor Brad Pettitt playing guard with the Harlem Globetrotters.

Go take the kids for a hoop and yourself and friends as well!

Roel Loopers

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SOUTH BEACH BASKETBALL COURT

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, local government, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on December 26, 2017

 

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The new Fremantle South Beach basketball, futsal and volleyball court is near completion and should open mid January.

It’s looking good and will be a great addition to the very popular beach, that also received a net against pesky stingers I was told yesterday.

Roel Loopers

A LITTLE BIT MORE PARKING AT LEIGHTON BEACH

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on December 1, 2017

 

The City of Fremantle will be spending $ 70,000 on adding 19 car parking bays to the Leighton Beach area, where parking during peak hours is an issue.

This will be in addition to the 260 bays that are already there, so really only a drop in the ocean, that will make little difference to the parking problems at the popular beach.

So get on your bike Freo people to visit our northern beaches, or hop on the train to North Fremantle and leave the car bays for people from out of town.

Roel Loopers

SALT, SAND, SUNSET, MUSIC, PARTY

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, music, Uncategorized by freoview on November 24, 2017

 

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For the first time the Fremantle Sets on the Beach at Port Beach will be a SATURDAY party and not on a Sunday. It’s on TOMORROW November 25 from 2-11pm.

Come dance and drink on the beach from early arvo till late under the stars.

The salty soundtrack has never looked tastier! Bringing the beats to the beach are:

Basenji
Billy Kenny (U.K)
Cut Snake
Joyride [Live]
Masego Music (USA)
Sable
Thundamentals
+ locals TBA

All info: www.setsonthebeach.com.au

Ticket outlets: Mills Records, 78 Records, Live Clothing stores.

NEW SPORTS HUB AT SOUTH BEACH

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, south beach, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on October 9, 2017

 

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The construction of the new sports hub at South Beach is underway and will hopefully be ready for summer.

The mixed-use court for basketball, futsall and volleyball is just south of the toilets and hugging the dunes.

Fremantle Council went through an extensive process to decide on the right location for the hub, as the initial plan was to put it in the northern carpark or on Wilson Park, but consideration for local residents, who were worried noise from the hardcourt might impact on their peace and quiet, dictated the court should be as far away from residential development as possible.

 

Roel Loopers

 

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