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COLD AND WET CREATES FREO PORT ART

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle port, photography, rain, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on June 9, 2018

 

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It was pretty cold early this morning when I took these photos at around 6.30 am on the South Mole.

I first went out of my warm car and took a couple of shots, but the rain came pelting down and created arty images through the side window of the lights in Fremantle Port.

The things I do for my Freo’s View readers, hey! It should be rewarded with some nice hot mulled wine this eve. ;>)

Roel Loopers

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SMOG HAZE OVER FREMANTLE

Posted in bushfire, city of fremantle, environment, fremantle port, health, Uncategorized by freoview on May 4, 2018

 

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That was a rather strange day in Fremantle with the smog all over the city most of the day. I had itchy and runny eyes and a headache all day, so that was very annoying.

There could well be an amazing orange sunset tonight but I won’t be photographing it.

Roel Loopers

FOOD TRUCKS AT THE SWAN RIVER TONIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle port, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2018

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It feels like summer has returned to Fremantle so the Under the Bridge Foodtrucks are doing the same and will be at the East Street jetty today from around 5-9pm for the last time this season.

Great food and great community vibes, plus stunning sunsets at the port.

Roel Loopers

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LUCKY TO LIVE IN FREMANTLE

 

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I love early mornings in Fremantle because it always makes me realise how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful place.

To head out onto the South Mole and see the always great Indian Ocean and the stunning sunrises is something very special for me.

….and I love every other hour of the day living in good old Freo as well!

Here two photos I took just before 7am this morning.

Roel Loopers

 

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HIGH STREET UPGRADE FINALLY-MAYBE.

Posted in city of fremantle, freight, fremantle port, Uncategorized, western australia by freoview on March 6, 2018

 

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Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti today unveiled a proposal for the widening of High Street, between Stirling Highway and Carrington Street, to improve safety and address peak hour congestion in the area.

The draft concept plans, which will now be taken to the community for feedback, include a roundabout at the Stirling Highway intersection; a wide median to separate traffic and preserve a number of mature trees; and a single-lane service road for residents north of High Street.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said it appeared the message provided by the public that previous models were overly intrusive and expensive had been heard.

“Our community wants to see reduced noise and pollution, and improved safety for motorists and pedestrians, as well as those living along High Street and users of the nearby Frank Gibson Park netball courts.

“We are also keen to ensure the upgrade provides a suitable sense of ‘arrival’ and welcome at what is a key gateway into Fremantle.”

Mayor Pettitt said the City would play a partnership role with the State Government and Main Roads to ensure local stakeholders including members and officials of the nearby Fremantle Public Golf Course, High Street residents and the broader community were consulted closely during the process to develop and finalise the upgrade design.

COMMENT:

This is promising news but it is disappointing that the WA Government Media department still has not reached the 2000s and acknowledges the importance of blogs such as Freo’s View.

I have often and in detail reported about all the plans by the former government and the news that suddenly the High Street upgrade was scrapped for a tunnel to nowhere.

Neither the Premier’s media people, nor those of our local representatives Josh Wilson MP and  Minister Simone McGurk, or the City of Fremantle flak catchers bothered to inform me. I need an emoji with a one finger salute! ; >)

Roel Loopers

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NEW SPANISH PORT FACILITIES GOOD FOR FREO

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on February 25, 2018

 

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia is considering spending millions of dollars on building new port facilities south of Fremantle at Henderson.

The new port would service big LNG tankers and navy vessels, but it would need to make substantial expansion to the dry dock facilities.

At present the multinational oil and gas  giants mostly send their LNG tankers to Singapore for maintenance, but Navantia believes they could do that closer to the oil and gas fields on the WA west coast.

It would be nice to create more employment close to Fremantle as that might trigger residential relocation of workers to our port city.

Interesting to note a protest leaflet by the Maritime Union of Australia against the push for a new outer harbour at Kwinana by Kwinana Mayor Carol Adam. The MUA claims it would cost 6,000 jobs and that Fremantle Port believes a new port is not needed until 2035-2040.

It is very busy in Freo Port today with two cruiseliners I had not seen before; the Europa and the Seven Seas Navigator are at berth at Victoria Quay and three container ships and one RoRo vessel at North Quay.

Roel Loopers

GREAT SUNSETS AND FOOD TRUCKS

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle port, Uncategorized by freoview on February 13, 2018

 

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The Under the Bridge Foodtrucks at the Fremantle East Street jetty on Mondays are very popular and a fantastic idea, that is now being emulated in Mosman Park, and from tomorrow on also on Thursdays at the John Tonkin Reserve in East Fremantle.

There were a lot of people young and old having a good time last night while a band was playing invigorating music.

If you haven’t experienced sitting at the Swan River, watching the sun set behind the port while having yummy food, go do it next Monday as summer is almost over!

Roel Loopers

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LOVELY CLOUDS OVER FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on February 2, 2018

 

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The lighthouse and clouds around 5.45 pm today at the Fremantle South Mole in the port.

Roel Loopers

POPULAR SUPER BLUE MOON

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, Uncategorized by freoview on January 31, 2018

 

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After the special City of Fremantle planning committee meeting about the Woolstores shopping centre site I had to stay to have a look at the super blue moon of course and drove onto the South Mole.

I took the first nibble of the moon with the Maritime Museum and the second nible of the moon with the old cranes.

My relocation for the final stages was not successful however as it was totally packed full at Monument Hill, so I could not get a spot to park.

Roel Loopers

HARBOUR SUNDAYS MUSIC AT MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 24, 2018

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The free Harbour Sundays concerts are back at the Fremantle Maritime Museum for 2018 for Sunday nights of local music for five weeks.

Harbour Sundays is the perfect way to spend a summer by the Indian Ocean, with stunning ocean views at an iconic Fremantle landmark and some of the best sunsets.

It’s is upstairs on the deck, so great views of the port activities as well.

Music starts at 5 pm.

HARBOUR SUNDAYS 2018 PROGRAM

Sunday January 28
Delilah Rose and The Gunslingers
Kat Wilson Trio
DJ Jas Hughes (Drivetime)

Sunday February 4
Grace Sanders
Jacob Diamond
DJ Lorraine Clifford (Drastic on Plastic, SMCD)

Sunday February 11
Human Contact
De Cuba Son
DJ Claude Mono (El Ritmo, GAOTS)

Sunday February 18
Racoo Charles and The Moke Folk
Justin Walshe Folk Machine
DJ Tamara Szep (Rockin’ The Roots)

Sunday February 25
Crucial Rockers
Boom Bap Pow
DJ Foxman (Soulsides)

 

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