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BOOYEEMBARA PARK DEMANDS CARE

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, nature, neglect, Uncategorized by freoview on July 9, 2018

 

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It is such a wonderful day in Fremantle today that I went for a walk in the lovely Booyeembara Park in White Gum Valley.

It is a delight to wander around in this under utilised public green space, but it is sad to see the awful neglect by the City of Fremantle of the amphi theatre. That area has been closed off for a very long time because of asbestos, but nothing is being done to remedy the problem and use the amphi theatre for performances, community events, concerts, NAIDOC week, etc.

It is not good enough to just put ugly fences around it and let it rot and being vandalised, especially since the golf course might take up some of the Booyeembara Park because it has to make way for the widening of High Street.

Roel Loopers

 

GEORGE HOTEL GETS MINOR FACELIFT

Posted in fremantle, heritage, national trust, neglect by freoview on May 2, 2015
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What a difference community outrage and bad media makes. The WA State Government and National Trust obviously did not like the criticism they received about the neglect of the old George Hotel in East Fremantle so they quickly got the graffiti removed and painted some of the hoarding red.

That is not good enough though because the community wants to see the beautiful heritage building activated and put to good use and we don’t want to wait another ten years for it to happen.

There is a petition going around for the government to look after the building better, so go and sign it. For Freo people they can go to Simone McGurke’s office in Market Street opposite the post office.

Roel Loopers

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