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WARDERS COTTAGES BOUTIQUE HOTEL PROPOSAL

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, fremantle markets, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on December 3, 2017

 

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The Planning Committee of Fremantle Council will on Wednesday decide if it will recommend for approval the development of the Warders Hotel of six heritage-listed  Warders Cottages in Henderson Street next to the Fremantle Markets.

The proposal is for six of the Warders Cottages to be adapted to 11 boutique hotel rooms, plus a two storey rear addition for stairs and lift to the upper level, plus a two storey 490 sqm addition for a bar and restaurant, storeroom and toilets.

The development runs from William Street to Market Lane along the Henderson Street Mall and backs up against the market.

The decision-making authority is the WA Joint Development Assessment Panel, so Fremantle Council can only recommend for the proposal to be supported or refused.

The Officer’s Recommendation to the Planning Committee is for approval of the development.

Roel Loopers

TINY FREMANTLE HOTEL PLANS

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, fremantle markets, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on October 19, 2017

 

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The City of Fremantle is already a leader in tiny houses development, but now there is an application at the City for what might become the smallest hotel in Australia.

East Fremantle Matthew Crawford Architects have applied for a development license for an eleven-room hotel in the heritage-listed Warders Cottages in the Henderson Street mall adjacent to the Fremantle Markets.

They would renovate the cottages and also build a dining and bar area between the cottages and the markets, plus on-side parking.

The application is for 19-29 Henderson Street, which runs from William Street to the market laneway. The laneway would become the main entrance to the hotel.

The development decision will be made by the WA Development Assessment Panel, not by Fremantle Council.

You can see the plans on the City of Fremantle website. Submissions for or against the proposal need to be in by November 10.

 

Roel Loopers

Roel for City Ward!

 

NOONGAR WALKWAY AT FREMANTLE MARKETS

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, fremantle markets, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on September 18, 2017

 

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After yesterday’s blog post about tourism in Fremantle, and the lack of Aboriginal experience for overseas tourists, I was contacted by Fremantle Markets CEO Natasha Atkinson about their indigenous art trial and wildflower exhibition.

The Aboriginal walkway art trail and wildflowers show celebrate one of six Noongar seasons and throughout the year the markets will showcase all Noongar seasons with new displays.

The art trail, celebrating the Djilba season, was painted on the walkway by indigenous artist Deborah Newenham-Coertse and will be there all of September.

On Friday mornings there is also a Welcome to Country by Whadjuk Noongar man Walter McGuire

Roel Loopers

VOTE ROEL FOR CITY WARD!

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CRAP SIGNS AT FREMANTLE MARKETS

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle markets, heritage, tourism by freoview on November 26, 2016

Who on earth came up with the idea that the historic Fremantle Markets needs additional signs to make visitors notice it better?

These signs are awful and spoil photos people take of the heritage building, and they are totally unnecessary.

They are disrespectful and should be binned!

Roel Loopers

MAN CAMPS ON ROOF OF FREMANTLE MARKETS

Posted in fremantle, fremantle markets, police, western australia by freoview on June 4, 2016

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EXCLUSIVE!

The West Australian and Sunday Times always do it, so why not this lill Freo blogger. It’s an exclusive!

A man was spotted on the roof of the Fremantle Markets this Saturday morning and police, fire brigade and St Johns ambulance attended, but the poor sod refused to come down. Thankfully he had a blanket to keep him at least a little warm.

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HISTORIC FREO MARKETS PUB TO CLOSE

Posted in fremantle, fremantle markets by freoview on December 15, 2015

It is disappointing that the owners of the Fremantle Markets pub have called it a day because of a steep 38 per cent rent increase by the Murdoch family who operate the markets. The pub was a bit of an iconic go-to destination for many Freo locals and regular visitors to the markets and it is a shame that the financial bottom line mattered more to the market operators than the pub’s historic tradition and community aspects.

The word greed is mentioned a few times on Facebook by disgruntled supporters of the pub and while every business has got the right to maximise profits they also have a corporate responsibility to the community. There is still huge resentment in some parts of the Fremantle community that the Murdochs were given the lease for the markets by the City of Fremantle and some people also resent the changes and modernisation of the historic markets.

I believe the markets have improved with a much better food hall, so it is a shame that the closure of the pub will see more negativity popping up.

Roel Loopers

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