Freo's View


Posted in city of fremantle, containers, fremantle ports, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on July 15, 2019




One of the biggest container ships ever to arrive in Fremantle Port will arrive this evening at 8pm.

The Maersk Skarstind is 300 metres long and can carry more than 9,400 containers.

The Skarstind is due to depart tomorrow at 4.30pm so take the kids to the South or North mole and have a look!

Another huge container vessel, the MSC Elma will arrive in Fremantle on July 20.

Roel Loopers


Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development, heritage, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on July 15, 2019


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The development of the heritage Manning building in Fremantle by Silverleaf Investments is substantial and will create a new attraction in the CBD.

A new tavern, micro brewery, retail outlets, distillery and offices will be created at the building that runs the entire length of the High Street mall.

I took the photos above on Sunday.

Roel Loopers



I reported a few weeks a go that the Vasco da Gama cruiseliner will call Fremantle Port home this coming summer season and now the WA State Government has announced that it is doing a co-operative marketing partnership with leading UK-based CMV Australia to boost WA cruise tourism.

The marketing campaign that will be promoted in the UK will offer a new range of WA-focused fly, cruise, rail and stay packages and feature a complete WA holiday experience.

Getting more people into Fremantle needs to remain a priority for our local council and state government.

Yesterday Fremantle was packed with people, especially the Fishing Boat Harbour, Winter World, Cappuccino Strip and Fremantle Markets, bu I noticed two High Street traders standing outside to look why there were so few people in that part of town. Somehow the West End needs to be activated to entice more people to wander down Freo’s most beautiful heritage street.

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, community, history, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on July 15, 2019


Sullivan Hall


Cute Sullivan Hall in White Gum Valley is 60 years old and organisers plan to celebrate its birthday on August 11 and 12 with cake stalls, singing, dancing the release of racing pigeons, and more.

To commemorate the history of the community hall organisers are keen to get hold of memorabilia, photos, stories, etc. to put on display.

Early residents of White Gum Valley were interviewed recently so that their stories can be included in the Fremantle Library history collection.

If you have anything to contribute please contact Brian Smith on 0419 191432 asap.

Roel Loopers



There will be changes to the Fremantle Line train services from July 21 with all trains stopping at all station from there on. I assume that means there won’t be any express trains to and from Fremantle anymore.

Transperth states that two B Series trains will be running Monday to Friday during the morning and afternoon peak period but I am not sure what B Series stands for and could not find the answer on the PTA website either.

So if you commute daily by train it is best to check out the changes and new timetable.

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, cruise, law&order, police, property, Uncategorized by freoview on July 14, 2019


WA Police are looking for a new and more suitable site for a new Fremantle police station in the east of Fremantle, so there are a few options available to them.

The St John’s ambulance site in Parry Street will be vacated in due course when the ambos move to O’Connor, and there are two vacant sites near that, one next to St Patrick’s in Queen Victoria Street and one in Beach Street next to the Australia Hotel. The Shacks Holden car dealership sitesĀ  at Queen Victoria Street on either side of Finnerty Street are also for sale

While so much police presence in the West End has been reassuring for the community traders and shoppers will no doubt welcome the return of the parking bays in High and Short streets that are now reserved for police vehicles.

I only hope the new police complex will actually be in Fremantle and will not move further away to Melville.

Roel Loopers



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Fremantle High Street is looking a lot better now that all the yellow artwork foil has been removed and many of the facades repainted. There is only one building left with some yellow on it at No 10 and that belongs to renowned architect Michael Patroni who wants to remove all the paint I have been told and return the historic building to its former glory of tuck pointed brick.

I hear that several owners have started to ask for quotes to also get their buildings along High Street painted, so that is a pretty good outcome of what was an expensive debacle after the removal of the stunning Felice Varini artwork proved to be far more complicated than anticipated.

Roel Loopers


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Posted in busking, city of fremantle, music, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on July 13, 2019




What a delightful Saturday in Fremantle, and more brilliant weather to come the next days. It even attracted West Coast Eagles player Andrew Gaff to wander down historic High Street to get over the disappointment of yesterday’s one point loss to Collingwood.

I took the photo of this energetic band in the High Street mall in front of a mural artwork.

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on July 13, 2019



Good news for the former Stable Hands restaurant in Fremantle’s Bannister Street, which unfortunately closed after a wall collapsed at the heritage building next door.

A new restaurant will open there in August owned by the owners of the very popular Duck Duck Bruce cafe in Collie Street.

The Lions and Tigers restaurant will seat about 80 guests and will offer Anglo Indian food created by top chef Alia Glorie, and a tandoori oven has been installed.

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, community, gardening, hilton, Uncategorized by freoview on July 13, 2019


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Hilton Tram Tour

Glass Houses&Green Futures is on today at the Hilton Harvest Community Garden from 2.30-6pm.

It is also on the route of the Magical Mystery Tram Tour that is on from 12 midday to 3pm.

Roel Loopers

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