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SOUTH BEACH A CLASS PARKING TO CONTINUE

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, local government, parking, south beach, Uncategorized by freoview on May 29, 2020

 

Good to hear that Fremantle Council did not support the motion by South Fremantle Councillor Marija Vujcic to ban overflow parking at Wilson Park at South Beach. At Wednesday’s digital meeting none of the other 12 elected members supported the motion, so overflow parking on busy summer weekends, for the Sunset Food Markets and other events will remain.

That is a pragmatic decision by council, because stopping parking on the A Class Reserve would have meant that many motorists would have to find parking in local streets, and that would have a negative impact on the residents in the area.

Roel Loopers

 

KEEP WILSON PARK FOR OVERFLOW PARKING

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, local government, parking, south beach, Uncategorized by freoview on May 24, 2020

 

South Fremantle Councillor Marija Vujcic has given notice of a motion to be tabled at the Ordinary Council meeting this Wednesday.

Ms Vujcic believes that using the A Class Reserve Wilson Park for overflow parking during the summer months and for events held at South Beach is contradictory to the accepted use of an A Class Reserve.

Parking at South Beach is at a premium during the warmer months, and with the approved development of a tavern and brewery on the Sealanes site, parking will become even more of an issue.

Already local residents have been complaining of visitors to South Beach and events parking in nearby streets, so if overflow parking at Wilson Park would be stopped, this situation would get worse for South Freo residents.

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage has advised City officers that it considers the use of the Reserve for parking to be ancillary to the purpose of ‘recreation’.

I sincerely hope Fremantle Councillors will not support the motion by Councillor Vujcic, as it would have a negative impact on the South Beach Sunset Food Markets, concerts, and  beach enjoyment in general if people can’t find parking close by.

Roel Loopers

FREO PARKING RANGERS ARE BACK!

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, local government, parking, retail, Uncategorized by freoview on May 22, 2020

 

A friendly warning for all motorists that the City of Fremantle parking rangers are back on the beat. On street parking is still free, but the time restrictions will now be policed, so those of us who ignored the one hour parking signs, now better be aware!

Most of the City’s staff have now returned to the office at Fremantle Oval, so more coffee and food will be sold in the area.

Many traders have re-opened shops, cafes and restaurants, while others, such as the Key Sole footwear shops, have remained open during the entire Covid-19 restrictions period.

It is still a struggle for our traders, so please support them as much as you can, and take advantage of the free parking!

Roel Loopers

CHEAP PARKING ON VICTORIA QUAY

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on April 28, 2020

 

Cheap parking on Victoria Quay! Fremantle Ports reduced all day parking to just $ 5.00 per day.

They have also reduced hourly parking fees at Victoria Quay from today to assist the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fees have been reduced from $2.50 for an hour to $1.50, with the all-day parking fee reduced from $10 to $5.

The fee reduction is in effect from today until 1 June, when it will be reviewed. See the new fees on our website: https://www.fremantleports.com.au/…/parking-fees-reduced-on…

SOCIAL DISTANCING AND HEAPS OF PARKING

Posted in city of fremantle, covid-19, health, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on April 16, 2020

 

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Two more historic photos of Fremantle during the Covid-19 crisis.

At 1pm on Wednesday the carpark in William Street is all but empty, and at the Buys and Loans store they do have strict social distancing rules.

Roel Loopers

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SHOOTING CAR FREE FREO

Posted in city of fremantle, covid-19, parking, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on April 4, 2020

 

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On my way to Chalkys for a take-away coffee this morning I noticed this photographer in Fremantle’s Mouat Street taking advantage of no cars parked in the street.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE’S NEW COLOURS

Posted in art, cars, city of fremantle, Kings Square Redevelopment Project, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on March 23, 2020

 

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It’s not all down in good old Freo, as long as we look up now and then. The Henderson Street carpark, which is part of the Kings Square Redevelopment Project, is looking very bright and colourful.

The artwork by British artist Morag Myerscouch is nearly completed.

Roel Loopers

FREO’S MOST COLOURFUL CARPARK

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Look away if you don’t like bright colours!

The artistic painting of the Fremantle Henderson Street carpark by Sirona Capital is now well underway, and I quite like it.

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CREATING FREO’S FUTURE

 

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Freo’s View reader Pete commented that he did not like the ‘shark tooth’ images on the Henderson Street carpark, so I hope he will like the more colourful very Freo art that is being put up at present.

Only a few metres away the construction of the tavern and boutique hotel at the Warders Cottages is well under way, and on the other side of the carpark the Walyalup Civic Centre at Kings square is also getting there.

There is so much happening in Freo at the moment as far as development is concerned, that we can all look forward to a brighter future for our gorgeous city.

Roel Loopers

 

FREO CARPARK ARTRACTION

 

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The Fremantle Henderson Street carpark facade is getting an arty facelift, which is a good idea, as it is pretty bland currently.

Do the triangles indicate that Kings Square in reality is two triangles and not a square?

The carpark upgrade is part of the Sirona Capital Kings Square Redevelopment Project that is nearing completion, with Department of Communities staff moving in from March 23.

Roel Loopers

 

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