I love good mural art and the Numbat one by artist Roa in the Henderson Street mall is one of my favourites, together with the stunning one on the former Myer building at Kings Square.
But the lack of information at the Numbat mural is an opportunity lost I feel because many visitors to Fremantle do not know the animal is a numbat and might think it is a mythical figure.
It is also important to show that the numbat is a very endangered species, so why not put some words next to it to explain that all to overseas, interstate and local visitors.
It is quite exiting to see the first preliminary work for the Fremantle Kings Square Project with arborists working on the relocation of the seven plane trees.
Others are conducting open heart surgery on the old Moreton Bay Fig tree that is home to the Christmas tree. The tree has shown signs of distress, but that might just be old age.
No doubt the arborists will advise the City of Fremantle what is wrong with it.
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.