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FREO SIGNAL STATION OPEN DAYS

Posted in cantonment hill, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on November 11, 2017

 

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FREMANTLE SIGNAL STATION OPEN DAY

Posted in Uncategorized, city of fremantle, cantonment hill, boating by freoview on November 8, 2017

 

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The Fremantle Sea Rescue at the Signal Station on historic Cantonment Hill in Fremantle will have an Open Day all weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 11 and 12 between 1pm and 5 pm.

Great views from there over the port and Swan river and the city so make your way up the hill.

The Signal Station has no wheelchair access and the steps are quite steep, so consider that.

Roel Loopers

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FREO PLAYGROUND WITH PORT VIEWS

Posted in cantonment hill, children, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on October 12, 2017

 

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Stage One of the City of Fremantle Cantonment Hill project, the children’s playground, has been completed and will be officially opened by Mayor Brad Pettitt at 4 pm today.

But parents and children could not wait for the opening and were already using the equipment this morning.

The views to Fremantle Port are great, there is a BBQ and a lawn to kick the footy, so go and check it out soon. It’s going to be over 30 degrees tomorrow, so a perfect day for it.

 

Roel Loopers

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CANTONMENT HILL PLAYGROUND PREVIEW

Posted in cantonment hill, children, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on September 11, 2017

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I got a sneak preview of the new Cantonment Hill playground the City of Fremantle is building, when I followed a young family through an open fence yesterday. The tiny girl was probably the first one who used the slide. A historic moment!

It is a large area and it is starting to look very good, so it will be a fantastic new destination for families.

The views are pretty good as well as one can look down to the port and Swan River and the Rainbow sculpture.

I have been told that there is daily vandalism at the site, but thankfully there were no signs of that on Sunday.

 

Roel Loopers

CANTONMENT HILL PLAYGROUND PROGRESS

Posted in cantonment hill, children, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on August 16, 2017

 

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The children’s playground at Fremantle’s Cantonment Hill is progressing well and due for completion by the end of August.

Contractors have started to install play equipment today. Just a shame though about the faux limestone walls on such and important and expensive project.

 

Roel Loopers

CANTONMENT HILL WORK GOING WELL

Posted in cantonment hill, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on July 19, 2017

 

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The Friends of Cantonment Hill have created a lovely walking tour map at Burt Street, so that people are aware that one can walk up the hill to get some of the best views of Fremantle, the port, and the Swan river.

Work on the playground area is well underway with retaining walls and steps being built, so the historic area will become a great destination for families in the very near future.

ENKEL should also be taking over the former Navy Stores building, as soon as earth works have been completed.

The former Signal Station is already well used by the Fremantle Volunteer Sea Rescue.

Roel Loopers

CANTONMENT HILL PROGRESS

Posted in cantonment hill, city of fremantle, local government, placemaking, Uncategorized by freoview on June 2, 2017

 

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Stage 1 of the Fremantle Cantonment Hill project is now underway and a start has been made on the new children’s playground, retaining walls, earth stabilisation and steps from Canning Highway to the top of the hill.

The steps are just to the east of the former Naval Stores where ENKEL will move into in a few months and disabled access will be built to the left of the steps.

One has stunning views over the port, river and Fremantle from the top of the hill and Fremantle Sea rescue has taken over the former Signal Station.

There is access from Burt Street (opposite Officeworks) to walk or drive up Cantonment Hill during the day, or walk up and do a bit of exercise.

Roel Loopers

CANTONMENT HILL LANDSCAPING STARTING

Posted in cantonment hill, city of fremantle by freoview on March 29, 2017

Fences have been erected around Tuckfield Oval at Cantonment Hill for the commencement of stage one of the landscaping and playground.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt and other dignitaries will this morning at 10.30 turn the first sods to mark the significant occasion of the development of the historic site.

Works will comprise landscaping with water wise native plants, improvements to pedestrian access and the introduction of community amenities including barbecues, picnic and seating areas, a nature-based play space, lighting and parking.

Fremantle Sea Rescue has already moved into the Signal Station and the ENKEL changemakers group will move into the former Naval Stores later this year, so the development of Cantonment Hill into a community space and tourist attraction is now under way after many years of planning.

Roel Loopers

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CANTONMENT HILL PARKING ISSUES

Posted in cantonment hill, city of fremantle, development, TRAFFIC by freoview on January 31, 2017

It no longer comes as a surprise to me that City of Fremantle officers recommend approval for a 185 sqm restaurant and 285 sqm climbing wall for the Naval Store at Cantonment Hill as part of the long-term lease to the ENKEL collective.

More and more we see the non-approvable being recommended for approval by CoF officers and that is disappointing. It is a worry because Councillors take serious notice of the expert advise of the officers, even when common sense appears to be lacking in some recommendations to the elected members.

The ENKEL item is on the agenda of this Wednesday’s Planning Committee but will be decided by the Western Australian Planning Committee.

City officers believe it is an acceptable proposal although there is not sufficient parking nearby and even drop off and pick up points near the Naval Store would be very challenging.

Officers say the lack of parking is made up for by the car park at the East Street jetty on Beach Street, but that would require people to walk up the hill and cross four lanes of the very busy Canning Highway at a dangerous intersection at a bend in the road. How many parents will risk this with their children to get to the climbing wall, and how many elderly people would dare to take the risk to get to the restaurant?

Parking and access is going to be one of the main issues with the Cantonment Hill development because activation will mean traffic concerns for local people and safety concerns for visitors because of the awkward location of the site.

It might have been better to create a car park with trees on the site proposed for a children’s playground just east of the hill, because it is unrealistic to assume that most people will visit the site by bike or on foot. Most will come by car and that has has not been catered for.

Bad call, officers!

Roel Loopers

 

SEA RESCUE MOVES INTO FREO SIGNAL STATION

Posted in cantonment hill, fremantle, sailing by freoview on November 27, 2016

 

I wasn’t aware of and not invited to the official opening of the Fremantle Volunteer Sea Rescue moving into the Signal Station at Cantonment Hill yesterday, so I have pinched these photos from the Facebook page of Josh Wilson MP. Thanks Josh!

Because I wasn’t there I can’t tell or show you anything else unfortunately and that is disappointing.

Roel Loopers

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