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POPULAR FREMANTLE MARKETS

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle markets, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on November 10, 2019

 

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Relaxing outside Fremantle Markets.

Roel Loopers

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A TOURIST IN MY OWN FREO TOWN

 

 

I was a tourist in my own town today and took these photos of Fremantle during a two hour walk.

We are blessed to live in such a gorgeous city!

Roel Loopers

Click on photos to enlarge!

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FREMANTLE MARKETS MANAGEMENT CRITICISED

 

 

Two articles in the West Australian raise concerns about the rents and management of the Fremantle Markets, and that is a real shame because it is one of Freo’s most popular weekend destinations that attracts many thousands of visitors each day of trading.

The West questions if the City of Fremantle is getting maximum value out of its property when the Market operators pocketed some $ 11 million over the last five years and under the contract agreement only paid back $ 3.8 million to the City.

I understand building maintenance is City of Fremantle’s responsibility.

It is alleged in the articles in the West Australian that rents for stallholders in the markets is seven times more than along the Cappuccino Strip, although the markets only trade three weekend days a week and on public holidays. It is claimed that in this time of rent increases in the markets rents along the Cappuccino Strip halved because of the economic downturn.

Some market stall holders, according to the West Australian and Fremantle Herald, claim there is Russian dictatorship management at Femantle Markets after a doughnut trader was evicted for trying to re-start the tenants association, which is denied by markets CEO Natasha Atkinson.

The decision by a previous Fremantle Council to grant an extension of the markets lease to the Murdoch family was highly controversial at the time and created a lot of anger in the community.

The Fremantle Markets are very popular with tourists, visitors from all over Perth, and locals and have in my opinion improved a lot, especially in the food hall. It is the go to attraction in Freo on the weekends, so it is a real shame it is getting so much negative publicity. It is time for Fremantle Council to mediate and support the traders.

Roel Loopers

EARLY CHRISTMAS AT FREMANTLE MARKETS

Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, fremantle markets, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on October 5, 2018

 

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Early birds….. It’s only October 5 but the Fremantle Markets already got signs out to let us know their Christmas trading hours, so take note.

Roel Loopers

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AMAZING RECORD FOR FREMANTLE MARKETS

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle markets, Uncategorized by freoview on February 3, 2018

 

The Fremantle Markets is one of the top attractions in our city, for locals and interstate and overseas visitors.

Last year the markets, which has 150 stalls, had a record year and welcomed 2,64 million people. That is amazing!

There is no doubt that the Fremantle Markets have improved a lot, especially the food section that has specialty stalls we should have elsewhere in Freo as well. The variety and quality is great.

The heritage listed Fremantle Markets opened in 1897, so 120 years ago and remains a favourite destination on weekends.

Roel Loopers

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

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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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