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FREO HOME FOR VASCO DA GAMA

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliners, fremantle ports, tourism by freoview on January 25, 2020

 

 

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On my way to the One Day in Fremantle smoking ceremony at Bathers Beach this morning I noticed the cruiseliner Vasco Da Gama entering Fremantle Port, so three Nankeen herons and I welcomed them at Victoria Quay.

Fremantle is the homeport for the Vasco Da Gama this season, so we’ll see more of her and her passengers. Bom Dia!

Roel Loopers

CRUISE LINERS CALL FREO HOME

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliners, fremantle ports, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on January 16, 2020

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Great to hear that the Vasco Da Gama cruiseliner, which visited Fremantle Port for the first time this week will be calling Fremantle home port for this season, and be making five voyages from here.

The Sun Princess also has Fremantle Port as her home port, so that is very important for Freo’s traders.

Cruise ship visits contributed $ 229 million to Western Australia’s economy in 2018-19.

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FREE MOVIES IN FREO PORT

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, fremantle ports, movies, Uncategorized by freoview on January 14, 2020

 

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School holidays are almost over, but there is still plenty to do for the children, such as the great Victoria Quay Movie Marathon by Fremantle Ports.

It is on every night this week and the movies start at 7pm, doors open at 6pm.

The movies are FREE and so are the bean bags for the first 50 arrivals, plus there is free popcorn and icecream.

It is in B Shed where the Rottnest Island ferry terminal is and there is heaps of parking at Victoria Quay.

Have fun!

Roel Loopers

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FREO SAYS BOM DIA TO VASCO DA GAMA

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseship, fremantle ports, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on January 13, 2020

 

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Buon Giorno and Bom Dia to the passengers and crew of the cruiseliner Vasco Da Gama, which arrived in Fremantle Port on her first ever visit to Fremantle this morning.

Make sure to go and have a look at the Vasco Da Gama memorial on the Esplanade.

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VERY BUSY FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, cruises, cruiseship, fremantle ports, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on January 10, 2020

 

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It is very busy in Fremantle Port today with the cruiseliner AIDA aura joining the Ocean Dream Peace Boat at Victoria Quay, and they are bookended by two huge autoliners RoRo(Roll on-Roll off).

In addition to those four giants there is a third RoRo ship plus three container ships in port, so nice to see the working port in action.

The AIDA has brought a lot of German and French visitors, so Willkommen and Bonjour!

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MOVIE MARATHON AT FREMANTLE PORTS

Posted in children, city of fremantle, entertainment, family, fremantle ports, movies, Uncategorized by freoview on January 6, 2020

 

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A marathon of FREE movies will start in B Shed on Victoria Quay from this Friday January 10.

Fremantle Ports is offering great family movies which start at 7pm, and there is free popcorn and icecream as well!

And to make it even better, they offer free beanbags to the first 50 visitors, so be aware that doors open at 6pm, if you want to grab one of those.

More movies coming up, so I’ll keep you in the loop every week about what’s on.

Roel Loopers

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NEW CRANE FOR FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, containers, fremantle ports, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on December 28, 2019

 

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It is good to see that the Fremantle Port stevedore companies are still investing in our port, with another large $ 15 million crane delivered by the Zhen Dua 24.

It must be very hard for the board and management of Fremantle Ports to make plans for the future when one does not know if the port has a future still in Fremantle, or if the industrial part of it will be moved entirely to Kwinana in 15-20 years, and Fremantle only being a port for cruise ships and the Rottnest Island ferries.

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GIVE FREMANTLE THE MONEY, PREMIER MCGOWAN!

 

Fremantle Council lives in hope that the State Government will cough up for an expensive $ 2.5 million seawall and dredging at Port Beach, where the ultimate outcome , according to an engineers report, is that the beach will be lost in the distant future.

Freo Council has also been living in hope for two years that the McGowan government will give them the $ 1.8 million to stabilise historic Arthur’s Head, but that money has not be forthcoming, so now it is a project on the City’s advocacy list. Yep, Father Christmas will no doubt put the money that is needed under the tree, or Council might win Lotto.

The seawall would also need an additional $ 200,000 per year for operational costs, so where the hell will the money be coming from?!

It is an outrage that the WA State Government allows the popular tourist attraction of Arthur’s Head to remain an ugly fenced-off eyesore that is unstable and dangerous, when it constantly talks about tourism being very important for our state.

When was the last time Premier Mark McGowan and Heritage Minister David Templeman visited Fremantle and had a long talk with our elected members and senior officers about how the State can support our City that has a limited ratepayers base?

Why does Fremantle not get serious financial support from Fremantle Ports, that makes tens of millions of profit each year, for the Port Beach seawall, when there are claims that the Rouse Head extension is partly to blame for the disappearing beach?

Why does a small local government like Fremantle not get compensated by the State for the loss of income it has because Notre Dame University, that has a substantial property portfolio in the port city, is exempt from paying Council rates?

It is unacceptable that WA’s second city is being ignored and is getting very little help from the State Government. Fremantle is not a third-rate backwater dump that can be ignored, but one of the State’s major tourist destinations. We need, deserve and demand support from the McGowan government!

Roel Loopers

 

BRILLIANT FREO PORT CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL

Posted in children, christmas, city of fremantle, family, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on December 7, 2019

 

 

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What an absolutely lovely brilliant Christmas Carnival on Victoria Quay by Fremantle Port.

How nice to see so many children and adults have a real ball on the free rides. A delight to see so many smiling faces!

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VICTORIA QUAY CHRISTMAS FUN TODAY!

Posted in children, christmas, city of fremantle, family, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on December 7, 2019

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TODAY IS THE DAY!

Bring the family down to Victoria Quay Fremantle from 3-9pm, and while the kids are busy having fun on the Carnival Amusements, you can stroll through the outdoor stalls and pop into E Shed markets.

The Dream Swinger will be ready to go along with
* Santa
* Elf Show
* Giant bubbles
* Skate workshops
* Market Stalls
* Live music
* Food trucks
* WASAMBA
* Entertaining stilt walkers
* FREE rides FREE entertainment FREE Popcorn & fairy floss
* FREE parking at Victoria Quay!

 

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