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FREO’S NO STOPPING LOADING ZONE

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on August 13, 2020

parking

 

Is this loading bay in Freo’s Paddy Troy Lane the first drive-by loading bay in Australia?

There is No Stopping on the pavement, No Standing Any Time on the roller door, but a council sign indicating it is a loading zone. I am confused. ;>)

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WEST END TRAFFIC CHANGES

Posted in city of fremantle, parking, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on July 23, 2020

 

The latest update from Pipes for Fremantle:

Work will start on the full length of Essex Street, Essex Lane and Leake Street, as well as on Phillimore Street between Market Street and Pakenham Street the week commencing Monday 27 July, subject to approvals. Road closures and detours will be in place.

Construction work on High Street between Market Street and the Roundhouse will finish on Friday 24 July. A full reinstatement of this section of road is planned to take place in late October or early November 2020 – we will keep you updated.

What are the impacts?
To view the Phillimore Street traffic flow map, other street impacts, and timings for construction work starting Monday 27 July, visit the project page.

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LATEST FROM PIPES FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, parking, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on July 17, 2020

 

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COUNTRY PARKING IN THE-NOT SO-BIG SMOKE

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, parking, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on July 12, 2020

 

 

Thank you to these visitors from Albany for coming to the big smoke of Freo today, but I am quite certain that the same parking rules apply down south. It is pretty inconsiderate to park well outside a parking bay in narrow Pakenham Street.

A bit of consideration goes a long way!

 

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EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE BIRDS

Posted in birds, city of fremantle, parking, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on July 5, 2020

 

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What a lovely sight to see hundreds of cockatoos on the Esplanade and Marine Terrace during my walk to Chalkys cafe in High Street for my very early morning double espresso.

The Pipes for Fremantle contractors were finalising the road surface in High Street, but the road should be open for traffic between Market Street and Henry Street by 9am, so in time to welcome shoppers.

Roel Loopers

FREO BUSINESS CARE PACKS NOT A PIPE DREAM

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, parking, retail, shopping, traders, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on July 3, 2020

Pipes for Fremantle is offering care packs for businesses:

The care pack contains information on the ways we’re supporting you, including:  

  • Loss of business support 
  • Signage opportunities 
  • Fremantle Water Perks loyalty card competition
  • Parking support 
  • Social media promotion

Visit our website to see everything included in the care pack. 

We’re also supporting the City of Fremantle and High Street in two additional business support initiatives:

 

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HIGH STREET ROADWORKS UPDATE

Posted in city of fremantle, parking, traders, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on July 3, 2020

 

Here the latest update about the Pipes for Fremantle replacement of water pipes project in the West End by the Water Corporation.

Good news is that the stretch from Market Street to Henry Street will get a temporary resurface, due to the wet weather, so that will allow traffic down that way again.

Construction work is finished along High Street between Henry Street and Market Street. Due to continued wet weather conditions, a temporary road reinstatement is now planned for completion by midday Sunday 5 July to ensure this section of road is reopened as soon as possible. A full reinstatement of this section of road will be undertaken at another time, still yet to be determined – we will continue to keep you updated.

The full length of High Street is still on schedule for construction to be completed the week of 27 July. This work will result in traffic and customer impacts, including night work on Cliff Street from 7pm to 5am on Monday 6 July.

To view a full list of traffic and customer impacts between 2 July and 10 July, please visit the project website.

 

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LAST DAY OF FREE FREO STREET PARKING

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on June 30, 2020

 

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A reminder for all motorists that the free street parking in Fremantle will finish at midnight today and from tomorrow July 1 street parking fees will apply again in our gorgeous port city. Don’t get caught out!

There will still be some free half hour and one hour parking available and there are some all day specials as well.

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PIPES FOR FREMANTLE TRADERS LOYALTY CARD

 

Many traders in Fremantle’s West End are quite frustrated about the slow progress of the Pipes for Fremantle works in High Street and the road closures, with the noise and inconvenience keeping customers from visiting cafes and shops, so this new loyalty promotion by the Water Corporation will be welcome.

Fremantle Water Perks is a loyalty card competition which gives your customers a chance to win prizes by shopping at participating businesses in Fremantle.

 The prizes are 2 x $50 and 1x $100 vouchers per month from any of the participating businesses, as chosen by the winners. We will cover the cost of all cards, materials and prizes.

 The competition will run from Wednesday 1 July to Thursday 31 December 2020. Winners will be drawn every month from July 2020 through to January 2021.

The loyalty card has five water drops which are to be signed each time a customer makes a purchase at a participating business. Once all water drops on the card are signed, the customer leaves their completed card with a participating business. 

 Your business then drops the cards at the pop-up shop at 66 High Street before the last Thursday of each month. If you’d prefer, we can organise to collect the cards from you.

Winners will be drawn at random on the last Thursday of each month. We will work with the winners and businesses to redeem the vouchers.

 To take part, simply email Pipes for Perth and Water Corporation will provide 150 loyalty cards for you to collect from the pop-up shop.

We will promote your business’ involvement on our website, provide full competition instructions and terms and conditions, as well as a Fremantle Water Perks digital social media pack and point of sale material.

All businesses on streets in the 2019 and 2020 pipe renewal works are eligible to participate, including businesses on streets impacted by the Fremantle Drainage works. See the project website for a full list of eligible streets. 

For all Fremantle Water Perks enquiries, call Lara Fox, Senior Community Engagement Advisor, on 9420 2985 or email PipesforPerth@watercorporation.com.au.

 

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NEW WATER PIPES FOR FREO’S HIGH STREET

Posted in city of fremantle, parking, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on June 27, 2020

 

High Street

 

Fremantle’s High Street is now closed all the way from Market Street to the Roundhouse for the Pipes for Fremantle project by the Water Corporation.

The south/west roads Cliff, Mouat, Henry and Pakenham streets will remain open, but might be closed on short notice for a day or two.

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