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RELOCATION OF FREO KINGS SQUARE TREES

Posted in city of fremantle, kings square, nature, trees by freoview on February 27, 2017

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.

Roel Loopers

 

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STUNNING SKY OVER FREMANTLE

Posted in art, fremantle, fremantle port, nature, photography by freoview on February 2, 2017

 

Stunning sky over Fremantle late yesterday afternoon so here some photos of it at Fremantle Port and the Rainbow artwork.

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SHARK NET FOR FREO’S BATHERS BEACH

Posted in bathers beach, fremantle, indian ocean, nature, oceans by freoview on January 30, 2017

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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.

Roel Loopers

ROE 8 -ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Posted in beeliar wetlands, environment, fremantle, nature, perth freight link, roe 8 highway by freoview on January 11, 2017

 

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There is a call for a mass public action against the Roe 8 Highway and Barnett government this Thursday January 12 at the very early hour of 6 am. See details below as supplied by the organisers:

Join us this Thursday at Tait Place, Coolbellup near North Lake Road.
Park on Malvolio Rd and walk along the fence line.
Let’s tell Colin Barnett’s unaccountable government that – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

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NATURE PLAY AT MOORE&MOORE CAFE

Posted in children, family, fremantle, nature by freoview on December 20, 2016

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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.

Roel Loopers

BEELIAR WETLANDS CONCERT SLIDESHOW

Posted in beeliar wetlands, environment, fremantle, nature, perth freight linl, photography, roe 8 highway by freoview on December 18, 2016

Some people prefer to see photos as a slide show on their devices, so here a second run of today’s Beeliar Wetlands concert against the Roe 8 Highway and Perth Freight Link.

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GREAT BEELIAR WETLANDS FAMILY CONCERT

Posted in aboriginal, beeliar wetlands, environment, fremantle, nature, perth freight link by freoview on December 18, 2016

 

The concert against Roe 8 highway at the Beeliar Wetlands Centre on Sunday afternoon attracted hundreds of people from all over the region, including many Noongar people.

The event was organised by concerned mothers worried about the future of their children, so not at all one of those “loony lefty greenies” events that often are belittled. This was a broad section of the community. Even the Cottesloe residents and ratepayers association was there, and that part of town is not exactly known as a loony lefty heartland.

Genuine community concern and opposition should not be dismissed by the Barnett government as a political stunt by minority groups but should be treated with respect and admiration for their willigness to stand up and speak out.

The opposition to Roe 8 and Perth Freight Link is supported by the Town of Mosman Park, Town of East Fremantle, City of Cockburn and the City of Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

Community groups and individuals please feel free to drag photos off the blog to spread the word! A photo credit will be appreciated.

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HAPPY UNDERWATER FREMANTLE CHRISTMAS

Posted in christmas, fremantle, nature, photography by freoview on November 14, 2016

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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.

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FREMANTLE ESPLANADE GRASS A MESS AGAIN

Posted in city of fremantle, esplanade reserve, nature by freoview on November 7, 2016

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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.

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THE ART OF DRAWING NATURE

Posted in art, fremantle, nature by freoview on October 17, 2016

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!

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