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URBAN INFILL DEMANDS NOISE PROTECTION MEASURES

 

One of only two agenda items for the Strategic Planning and Transport Committee on Wednesday will be the community consultation paper put out by the WA Planning Commission-WAPC about noise in entertainment areas such as Northbridge, and the question if Fremantle Council should consider asking the WAPC to include the Fremantle CBD in the trial.

Medium and high density urban infill has seen a rise in complaints in recent years from residents who are not happy with the noise from entertainment venues and transport, but the entertainment industry believes it is not fair that the onus should only be on them and that it should be shared with developers of new residential buildings, which should be required to put better noise insulation measures, such as double glazing and thicker glass in their developments.

I remember many years ago that when the new apartments opposite Clancy’s were built that it only took one week before the first complaint was made about live music there, although the tavern had been having regular live concerts for many many years.

In Fremantle where we are going to see a glut of new residential apartments and hotel rooms, combined with new taverns and bars, it is essential to also protect the livelihood of the hospitality industry and demand new buildings that have better noise protection for their users.

Roel Loopers

ENJOY THE ROOF TOP OF THE NATIONAL HOTEL

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, hospitality, melbourne cup, Uncategorized by freoview on September 12, 2018

 

MelbourneCup on the roof

 

I do realise this is very early notice, but I do it because it will be very special to be one of the first to enjoy the Fremantle National Hotel‘s new rooftop bar.

Three hours in the sun with yummy food and rinks, live entertainment and of course a live telecast from the Melbourne Cup.

See details above on the poster.

Roel Loopers

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ROCK ROVER NEW FREO MUSIC VENUE

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, entertainment, fremantle oval, hospitality, music, Uncategorized by freoview on September 4, 2018

 

September 8 music

 

New Fremantle music venue ROCK ROVER will open its doors this coming Saturday September 8 at the South Fremantle Football Club at Fremantle Oval, so go and check it out.

I don’t have any other details so far but that the performances start at 8pm.

Roel Loopers

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PEDESTRIAN PRIORITY AT FREMANTLE OVAL PROJECT

 

 

When Fremantle Council and the Fremantle Oval reference and steering groups are looking at the potential and opportunities for the development and activation of the area one of their main priorities must be the connectivity between the north and the south of Parry Street, as this is going to be a major challenge.

Pedestrian crossing is already a challenge on weekends when the Fremantle Markets are open. The roundabout at William Street is not the safest place to cross Parry Street since motorists are occupied with navigating the roundabout and rarely give way to pedestrians who are on their way to the oval or Fremantle Prison.

The entire precinct will attract a lot more people when Fremantle Oval is activated and when Silverleaf Investments have developed the police and justice complex down the road with a hotel and community spaces and activation, so vehicular and pedestrian movement will increase substantially.

When one also considers that the City of Fremantle has plans to extend Norfolk Street all the way to Mews Road in the Fishing Boat Harbour, which will make Parry Street even more into a ring road, one can start contemplating the challenges ahead to create safe pedestrian access between the markets and the oval.

Serious thoughts need to be had about a possible pedestrian underpass or at least a zebra crossing somewhere halfway along Parry Street between William Street and South Terrace.

There will be events and concerts at Fremantle Oval and residential and commercial accommodation in new buildings to the south and west of it, and the Kings Square activation project will bring heaps more people to that part of Freo, so a lot more people will be in the area, that already is home to two of Fremantle’s most popular tourist attractions Fremantle Prison and the Fremantle Markets.

If Fremantle Council is serious about making Parry Street even more into a ring road from Queen Victoria Street in the north east of the CBD all the way to the Fishing Boat Harbour, it will need to address especially pedestrian connectivity and safety between the new developments in the precinct as a priority.

Roel Loopers

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DANCE HALLS ARE BACK

Posted in city of fremantle, community, entertainment, Uncategorized by freoview on August 13, 2018

 

Aug 17 dancehall days

 

The good old dance halls of the past are back, so all you oldies out there, and anyone else who likes to dance a Foxtrot or Wiener Waltzer, come to the Italian Club or Swan Yacht Club.

Dances are on at the Italian Club every third Friday of the month from 2-5pm and at the Swan Yacht Club only on October 19 from 2-5pm. Entry is free.

Roel Loopers

My apologies for not posting many new articles, but I have a very dodgy knee and am not very mobile so that’s the reason I appear to be so slack.

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THE LAST HIDDEN TREASURES TONIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, festival, music, Uncategorized by freoview on July 26, 2018

 

It is the last day of the Fremantle HIDDEN TREASURE WINTER MUSICAL FESTIVAL, so hang out with a great crowd and stay warm.

National Hotel Fremantle
Doors already open. Music from 7.45 pm
7.45pm- 8.30pm Kopano
9pm – 9.45pm Jere Sosa Music
10.15pm -11pm Alex Arpino

Buffalo Club, Fremantle
Doors open 7.00 pm
8.15pm – 9pm Mal de Mer
9.30pm – 10.15pm Axe Girl
10.45pm – 11.30pm The Bible Bashers

Fremantle Navy Club
From 6pm: Freo Groove Book Launch
Performances from Lois Olny and Dave Johnson
Jim Fisher, John Wilson, Lucky Oceans

9.30pm – 10.10pm Michael Savage and band
10.30pm – 11.30pm Abbe May and The Rockin’ Pneumonia – Howl and Moan

Wyola Club
Doors open at 7pm
8pm – 8.45pm Jamilla
9.05pm – 9.50pm Post Depression Makeout Session
10.10pm – 10.55pm Prawns with Horns

PS Art Space
Doors open 8.30pm
8.45pm : PSAS DJs
9.15pm – 10pm Randa And The Soul Kingdom
10.00pm: PSAS DJs
10.30pm – 1am ClubbMedd hosts the Hidden Treasures closing party

The Tram
Departing every hour from in front of the Buffalo Club:
8.00, 9.00, 10.00: Oosterbanger

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NO WORRIES ABOUT NOT PAYING RENT IN FREMANTLE

 

There is something quite endearing about the naivety that Fremantle Council displays on occasions, as was the case last night when allowing the Fly by Night club to stay in Victoria Hall three months longer, so now they do not have to vacate the premises at the end of August, and the for sale signs at the beautiful heritage building will have to wait a while.

One Councillor said that the Fly had offered to pay $ 3,000 rent per month, so supposedly that was a good thing. But there is no guarantee whatsoever that the musicians club will actually pay that rent. One of the reasons they have to vacate Victoria Hall is that Council had to write off thousands of dollars in outstanding rent, and they have had financial help from Council previously.

But no one talked about a bank or personal guarantee, so that there is certainty the rent will actually be paid!

That is nothing new in Fremantle where Council in the past financially bailed out the Deckchair theatre company, Kulcha, and artists up at Arthur Head. Sign a lease with Freo City and just stop paying rent and it will become an unrecoverable debt. I hope Enkel and DADAA are not reading this!

Roel Loopers

 

Henty's

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WEEK THREE HIDDEN TREASURES MUSIC DELIGHT TONIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, entertainment, festival, music, Uncategorized by freoview on July 19, 2018

 

Hidden Treasures. July

 

Week 3 of the fantastic Fremantle HIDDEN TREASURES MUSIC WINTER FESTIVAL is on tonight from 7.30 until midnight, and this is what is on offer for your entertainment:

National Hotel (Upstairs)
Doors already open. Music from 7.45 pm
7.45pm- 8.30pm The Norfolk Pines
9pm – 9.45pm MATA
10.15pm -11pm Brassika

Buffalo Club, Fremantle
Doors open 7.00 pm
8.15pm -9pm Swayzee
9.30pm – 10.15pm Delilah Rose and the Gunslingers
10.45pm – 11.30pm Tomás Ford

Fremantle Navy Club
Doors open 7.00 pm
7.30 – 8.15pm Boox Kid
9pm – 9.45pm Hugh Jennings
10.30pm – 11.30 Elk Bell

Wyola Club
Doors open 7pm
8pm – 8.45pm Bluenade
9.05pm – 9.50pm Your Girl Pho
10.10pm – 10.55pm FLOSSY

PS Art Space
Doors open 8.30 pm
8.30: PSAS DJs
9pm – 9.45pm Feels
9.45: PSAS DJs
10.15pm – 11.15pm Benjamin Witt
11.15: PSAS DJs

The Tram
Departs every hour from in front of the Buffalo Club, Fremantle:
8.00, 9.00, 10.00: Jay le kat

Tickets to Hidden Treasures are $20 on the night only. Tickets gain you entry to all venues: Navy Club, Buffalo Club, PS Art Space, National Hotel and our new secret venue the Wyola Club.

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FREO HIDDEN TREASURES WINTER MUSIC WARMERS

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, entertainment, festival, music, Uncategorized by freoview on July 5, 2018

 

The Fremantle HIDDEN TREASURES WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL starts today in the historic West End.

Check out the full program here >> http://www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au/

National Hotel (Upstairs)
Doors already open. Music from 7.45pm
7.45pm- 8.30pm – Emlyn Johnson
9pm – 9.45pm – Le Mezz Club and Mike Slade
10.15pm -11pm – HEEBIEJEEBIES

Buffalo Club, Fremantle
Doors open 7.00pm
8.15pm – 9pm Bass Lemon
9.30pm – 10.15pm Debbie Downers
10.45pm – 11.30pm Paige McNaught Experience – PMX

Fremantle Navy Club
Doors open 7.00pm
7.30pm – 8.15pm J.F.K
9pm – 9.45pm Leopard Lake
10.30pm – 11.30pm The Soul Movers

Wyola Club
Doors open 7pm
8pm – 8.45pm Cuss
9.05pm – 9.50pm Girlfriend Material
10.10pm – 10.55pm Last Quokka

PS Art Space
Doors open 8.30 pm
8.30: PSAS DJs
9pm – 9.45pm Hyclass
9.45: PSAS DJs
10.15pm – 11.15pm Downsyde
11.15: PSAS DJs

The Tram
Departing every hour from in front of the Buffalo Club:
8.00, 9.00, 10.00: Sunbird (Dave from Mister and Sunbird)

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FREO GROOVE BOOK ABOUT FREO MUSOS

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, entertainment, music, Uncategorized by freoview on June 25, 2018

 

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UWA Press is publishing a new book by Bill Lawrie and Claire Moodie about Fremantle musicians that will soon be released.

‘It’s a bit of a haven. It’s a paradise for sure. Close to utopia for me.’ – Abbe May

Freo Groove is a window into the world of Fremantle musicians and the vibrant musical culture that has built up over generations.

From blues musician Dave Brewer, The Jam Tarts’ Sophie and Anna Gare, and The John Butler Trio; to Dom Mariani, Stella Donnelly and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, Freo’s top musicians reflect on their lives, their art, and the city they call, or once called, home.

Twenty-nine portraits tell the story of Fremantle’s rich music scene and its long history, going right back to the Norm Wrightson Orchestra in the late 1940s, through Wayne Green’s chilling accounts of brawling, west-end dives in the early seventies, to the free and easy musical boom during the Americas Cup days, and finally to the fierce competition for gigs in the present day.

Freo Groove is about musicians who love their craft and are in for the long haul, wherever it leads.

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