I hear Fishing Boat Harbour traders are telling fellow business people the State Government have promised them $ 200,000 to install a shark net at Fremantle’s inner city Bathers Beach.
This would be a ridiculous waste of money as the beach is hardly used and only a handful of people swim there and I have never heard of a shark scare in Bathers Bay.
I have seen dolphins, seals, pelicans, drunks and even a dead whale there but never a shark, so why waste tax payers money on a shark net?
Some of the major traders down there are treating Bathers Beach as if it is their own property and that does not sit well with the community and other businesses.
There were thousands of people protesting against a shark net at Cottesloe Beach a few years ago so I wonder how the Fremantle community will react to this news.
The Fremantle Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street is holding a Kids Nature Play event from tomorrow December 21 to January 20.
There will be a nature play area, market stalls, children’s entertainment, games, craft and more and it’s FREE, so take the kids for some hours of fun in the beautiful heritage building.
The coffee and food at M&M is very good and the staff delightful! They are my mates.
I reckon kids will love these Christmas posters outside the Glen Gowans photography gallery next to the Fremantle Roundhouse.
Glen’s underwater photos are stunning and make fantastic Christmas presents, so go and check out the gallery soon and support a local business. It’s open Thursday-Sunday from 10.30 am to 5 pm.
What an absolute shame to see the state of the Fremantle Esplanade grass after the City spent so much money on it last year.
No one is to blame as the surface has some kind of disease that can only be treated by taking many metres off the top soil and that would be an enormously expensive job.
But I wonder if the Esplanade Masterplan actually addresses this very important issue. It is no good to remove the Carriage cafe and build another hospitality venue when the reserve looks awful. It is not practical or financially viable to just keep putting new grass on it that dies within months because of the disease.
Fremantle artist Ross Potter asks the viewers of his work to contemplate their perception of nature through his new exhibition WOOD at PS Art Space, 22 Pakenham Street.
I had a look at the very impressive show in the equally impressive huge heritage warehouse space yesterday and was blown away by the detail in the large drawings.
WOOD is open till October 30 Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 4 pm. Don’t miss it!
There is a bit of competition at Stirling Highway in North Fremantle for the delightful Bruce Abbott of REPLANTS in Wray Avenue, with a new company selling boabs, grasstrees, zamias, kingias and even christmas trees.
Bruce of course has been recycling grasstrees for many years and is a real expert in that particular species.
Buy your XMas tree or boabs on-line at: http://www.margaretrivergrasstrees.com