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LAPA PARKLET NO MORE

Posted in alfresco, city of fremantle, hospitality, parking, parklet, Uncategorized by freoview on November 13, 2018

 

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Interesting to note that the Brazilian carnivore paradise LAPA in Fremantle’s High Street got rid of their alfresco parklet.

I wonder if they have to make way for more police car parking or if the alfresco was not worth the money because it was rarely used by patrons.

And talking about parking, several parking bays in front of the Esplanade Hotel on Marine Terrace have disappeared to make way for a taxi rank, that used to be in Collie Street.

Roel Loopers

BETTER FREMANTLE PARKING SIGNS

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on November 7, 2018

 

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The modified electronic parking sign at South Terrace near the corner of Parry Street is much better than the previous one, as it is showing many more carparks in the area, and the available car bays.

I assume the other signs around the Fremantle CBD also have been modified, but I will check it out.

Roel Loopers

QUEENSGATE CARPARK IS OPEN!

 

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The Fremantle Queensgate carpark in Henderson Street is open again, adding 470 car bays for inner city parkers.

The hourly rate is $ 3.00 but there is also a $ 9.00 all day early bird parking, so take advantage of that if you can.

Access to the carpark is via Queen Street and William Street, so from both ends, but when leaving there is only a right turn toward William Street, since Queen Street remains one way during the construction of the Kings Square Redevelopment Project.

Roel Loopers

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COLOURFUL START TO THE FREO WEEK

Posted in art, city of fremantle, parking, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on October 29, 2018

 

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Everyone can be an artist. I took this photo of a sign and sky at the Adelaide Piazza carpark while waiting for the Blessing of the Fleet yesterday.

A bit of colour to start off the new week.

Roel Loopers

QUEENSGATE CARPARK REOPENS SOON

Posted in city of fremantle, Kings Square Redevelopment Project, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on October 22, 2018

 

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The Queensgate carpark, which was closed for seven months due to the Kings Square Redevelopment Project, will reopen in ten days on October 31.

It will add another 470 car bays in the centre of Fremantle just in time for Christmas shopping and the festival season, which will no doubt delight CBD traders and shoppers.

Sirona Capital has refurbished the carpark with new lighting and CCTV cameras and epoxy coatings of the floors.

Parking fees are up to $ 3.00 an hour but there is also a $ 9 a day early-bird parking rate. And a very special FREE PARKING from 6am to 7pm applies until November 5!

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QUEENSGATE CARPARK REOPENS THIS MONTH

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, Kings Square Redevelopment Project, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on October 2, 2018

 

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Very good news for Fremantle inner city traders and motorists! The reopening of Queensgate car park is on track for later this month.

Up to 500 bays will be available with some further work required until the entire carpark is reopened.

Roel Loopers

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WRAY AVE PARKLET TO BE RELOCATED

Posted in city of fremantle, community, parking, parklet, Uncategorized by freoview on September 30, 2018

 

The beautiful Wray Avenue parklet has been removed and will be given some TLC and relocated to another street in Fremantle.

The parklet, designed by Jean-Paul Horre, was designed to be a solar power one but issues with Western Power prevented it from being connected to the grid, hence the City of Fremantle is now trying to relocate the parklet to a location where solar power can become part of it. Stay tuned!

Roel Loopers.

 

FREO’S BERRY NICE PARKING INSPECTORS

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on September 25, 2018

 

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When it comes to parking in Fremantle we mainly hear and read complaints; There is not enough parking, parking is too expensive, the parking inspectors are greedy, etc.

But last Sunday during the Freo Strawberry Sunday the City of Fremantle was very lenient and berry funny, as the ‘parking ticket’ shows that reminded motorists they had overstayed their parking time.

Roel Loopers

NEW AWNING FOR MANNING BUILDING

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development, heritage, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on September 13, 2018

 

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The Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee of Fremantle Council last night approved the application by Silverleaf Investments for the potential improvement of the public realm adjacent to the Manning Building in Market Street, but the item needs to be endorsed still by full council since there was no quorum as two members excused themselves due to a conflict of interest.

Silverleaf wants to put a new awning along the building but that requires that the city gives up the four 15-minute parking bays plus the loading bay, near the intersection with Bannister Street.

Council already granted permission for the developers to use the percentage for the arts money to re-install the veranda along William Street, when the development of the Manning Building, with a tavern and micro-brewery commences.

Councillors were reluctant to lose parking bays but also acknowledged that pedestrian safety has been an issue on busy days, especially on weekends.

Roel Loopers

PAY THE FINE WHEN OVERSTAYING PARKING TIME

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on September 11, 2018

 

East Fremantle resident Richard Portlock is having a gripe with the City of Fremantle and is outraged that he received a parking fine while watching a movie, so he wrote a letter to the Fremantle Gazette, which it published today.

Portlock starts his letter “This is just very wrong” and then explains he overstayed a parking meter by more than half an hour, and according to Mr Portlock that is no reason he should have received a parking fine. Really?

Portlock makes the assumption that a parking officer was simply waiting near his car, because there is a half-hour leeway, but then jumped to give him a fine, and suggests the officers might receive a commission for issuing parking fines. Bollocks!

The irate letter writing continues his rant by claiming Fremantle charges 24/7 parking fees everywhere, when in fact there is one-hour free parking in some locations and 20 hours a day free parking for Fremantle residents, which I believe extends to East Fremantle residents as well. Apply for a permit at the Council reception desk.

When one parks in an area where parking fees apply one can expect to receive a parking fine if one stays longer than the time one paid for. To blame the City of Fremantle for that is ridiculous, Richard Portlock.

Roel Loopers

 

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