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LONGER PARKING AT HENDERSON STREET CAR PARK

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on October 21, 2019

 

Good news for Fremantle traders and for motorists that Sirona Capital has been able to extend the parking hours of the Henderson Street car park now that it is no longer attached to the development site.

New hours are Monday to Thursday 5am-11pm and Friday to Sunday 5am-2am.

What is not good though is that readers informed me that credit card payment at City of Fremantle owned parking meters all over town is no longer available, and the response they receive from the info desk is to get coins or the parking app. One lady from out of Freo was half an hour late for a meeting this morning because of the change. Ridiculous!

Roel Loopers

MAKE FREO PARKING SMARTER

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on October 21, 2019

 

Parking is always the talk of town in Fremantle, and while I don’t believe it is a huge issue, and that there are plenty of parking bays, things could still improve.

The parking meters near the Woolstores shopping centre do not accept credit cards any more and that is ridiculous as not everyone wants to download a smart phone app to pay and we live in  cashless society where many people do not have coins with them.

Parking permits for residents require the administration to send out reminders and after that the stickers, while with the recently introduced number plate recognition CCTV parking inspectors should be able to just scan the rego plate and get a green light if the car gets free parking before 11am and after 3pm.

Making parking easier in Fremantle will be a big step forward to getting rid off the perception that it is difficult and/or expensive to park here.

Roel Loopers

PIPES FOR FREMANTLE UPDATE

Posted in city of fremantle, parking, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on October 11, 2019

 

The following work is planned for the week commencing Monday 14 October 2019:

  • Monday 14 October 2019:
    • The intersection of Bannister Street and Pakenham Street will be closed (local access to Bannister Street will be from Market Street)
    • Pakenham Street between High Street and Leake Street will remain closed until 23 October (local driveway access will remain as is from either Leake Street or High Street depending on the driveway location)
  • Tuesday 15 October 2019:
    • The intersection of Nairn Street and Pakenham Street will be closed (local access to Nairn Street will be from Collie Street)
    • Pakenham Street between High Street and Leake Street will remain closed until 23 October (local driveway access will be from Leake Street)
  • Tuesday 15 October 2019 – Night Work:
    • There will be night work from 10pm Tuesday 15 October to 4am Wednesday 16 October at the intersection between Nairn Street and Pakenham Street, this intersection will remain closed (local access to Nairn Street will be from Collie Street)
  • Wednesday 16 October 2019:
    • The intersection between Nairn Street and Pakenham Street will remain closed (local access to Nairn Street will be from Collie Street).
    • The intersection between Nairn Street and Pakenham Street will be re-opened by the end of the day
  • Wednesday 16 October 2019 – Night Work:
    • There will be night works from 10pm to 4am at the intersection of Leake Street and Pakenham Street
    • Water outages will affect properties on Pakenham Street from Leake Street to Short Street
  • Thursday 17 October 2019:
    • Pakenham Street will be closed from Bannister Street to High Street. Please follow the detour in place along Bannister Street
  • Thursday 17 October 2019 – Night Work:
    • There will be night work from 10pm Thursday 17 October to 4am Friday 18 October at the following locations:
    • The intersection of Leake Street and Pakenham Street
    • Pakenham Street on the south side of High Street
    • Water outages will affect properties on Leake Street from Pakenham Street to Point Street during this time
    • Water outages will affect properties on the south side of High Street between Pakenham Street and Market Street during this time
    • Pakenham Street will be closed from Bannister Street to High Street. Please follow the detour in place along Bannister Street
    • Customers to be impacted by a water outage will be notified 48 hours in advance, the notification will include details on who to contact regarding the outage
  • Friday 18 October 2019:
    • Pakenham Street will be closed from Bannister Street to High Street. Please follow the detour in place along Bannister Street
    • Pakenham Street from Bannister Street to High Street will be re-opened by the end of the day.

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BOAT STACKING FOR CARS?

Posted in boating, cars, city of fremantle, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on October 2, 2019

 

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Another boat stackers photo I took at Mews Road on my long weekend Monday walk. I wonder what it would look like if we created similar structures for cars in appropriate locations around Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

PARKING TILL 9PM. WTF FREMANTLE?!

 

Destination marketing, redevelopment, placemaking, and all that stuff are not going to help Fremantle much when one of our major inner city car parks closes at 9pm.

That is happening at the Sirona Capital owned Queensgate carpark in Henderson Street, that used to be open till midnight, but is now only open from 6am to 9pm.

That is ridiculous! It should be open till midnight at least Friday-Sunday.

The irony about it is that the Kings Square Redevelopment project, of which the car park is a part, is supposed to turn Freo’s ailing economy around. Yep, but only if it is before 9pm.

Roel Loopers

PARKING DELAYS NEW NORTH FREO BAR

Posted in bar, city of fremantle, city planning, hospitality, local government, parking, retail, Uncategorized by freoview on September 5, 2019

 

The application for a small bar/cafe and fashion outlet in North Fremantle took 50 minutes of time at the Fremantle Planning Committee,  with residents and traders arguing that there was a shortage of parking in the area and hence a new bar would not be sustainable.

The application is not for a new development but for a change of use of the old church building that has been an antique shop, a surf shop and a cafe. The place would open 15 hours a day and seven days a week, so would attract more daytime visitors

Some Councillors agreed that parking was an issue for the new business but other elected members said parking was not provided by other traders in the street, such as Mojo and Propellor and that parking was not a planning issue but a strategic planning issue for the council.

The idea that parking could be provided at the bowling club was supported by some but not by others, and I for one don’t like the idea of asking inebriated people to cross very busy Stirling Highway to get there.

At the end the Planning Committee voted on a motion by Councillor Bryn Jones to defer the item to full council in three weeks. I doubt that the parking issues will be resolved by then.

Roel Loopers

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UNSIGHTLY SOUTH FREO CAFE PARKING

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, hospitality, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on August 19, 2019

 

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When Calogero’s cafe at South Terrace in South Fremantle received retrospective approval from Fremantle Council for the outdoor area they had erected without approval Councillors were worried about cars parking between the cafe and the Port City Roasters, but this was the situation this Monday morning at 11am when three cars were parked there.

Is someone at CoF actually monitoring if approval conditions are adhered to?

Roel Loopers

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WILLIAM STREET ACCESS TO CAR PARK NOW OPEN

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, Kings Square Redevelopment Project, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on August 10, 2019

 

 

Traders in the Fremantle CBD will be happy that Sirona Capital has opened the core of the Henderson Street car park and that people can now enter and exit via William Street and the two new lifts in the building.

The car park has been renovated as part of the Kings Square Redevelopment Project but the roof top is still a construction site for a few more weeks.

Roel Loopers

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WILLIAM STREET PARKING BAYS ARE BACK!

 

I noticed this morning that all the parking bays along William Street in the Fremantle CBD are back now that the builders for the Kings Square Redevelopment Project have pulled back the fences.

As mentioned previously Queen Street is back to two-way traffic, but there should be a sign in High Street warning motorists of the changed conditions because even I almost forgot to look left this morning to check for traffic as I am so used to Queen Street being one way for two years.

Roel Loopers

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QUEEN STREET TWO-WAY TRAFFIC AGAIN

 

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Queen and Henderson streets in the Fremantle CBD are two-way traffic again now that the building site restrictions were removed this morning. It also means a left turn out of the Henderson Street car park is now possible again.

Beautifying features are being installed all over the Kings Square Redevelopment Project as the second photo shows.

Roel Loopers

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