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A SIGN OF BAD MANAGEMENT

Posted in city of fremantle, event, sign by freoview on December 12, 2016

event-sign

 

The bicycle event this sign on the corner of High and Cliff streets refers to was held in Fremantle eight days ago on Sunday so why has nobody bothered to remove it?

It is a recurring nuisance that events organisers or traffic management companies forget to pick up all the signs around the city after events and they are just left there, or stuck on posts, etc.

Maybe the contract event organisers sign with the City of Fremantle should stipulate that all signs need to be removed on the day of the event.

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S NEW HIGH IMPACT SIGNS

Posted in aboriginal, art, city of fremantle, sign, tourism, western australia by freoview on July 12, 2016

sign

 

The fences around the new Fremantle tourist signs are coming down, so I finally had a chance to have a good look at them.

The $ 600,000 project is no doubt high impact and a huge improvement but a few things bother me. The Aboriginal art work by Peter Farmer on the bottom of the signs is barely recognisable as it is too dark and that is a real shame. The angle I photographed the sign from is the best way of seeing the art just a bit, but from a standing position there is not much to see.

I also fear the lettering might be a bit too small, for older tourists especially, and that is not good service to the cruise ship passengers.

While the signs are easy to spot I wonder if some simple finger signs will be added around town, as that often is the easiest way of discovering a city.

Overall though I believe the signs will significantly improve the Freo experience for our visitors.

Roel Loopers

TIME TO SIGN OUT

Posted in city of fremantle, sign, tour de perth by freoview on April 1, 2015

eysore

One whole week after the event was held this big sign is still flashing away in Fremantle’s Pioneer Park, warning motorists about road closures and delays. It is a big ugly eyesore that serves no purpose but to confuse people.

Are the Tour de Perth organisors paying for it or the City of Fremantle and who is responsible for removing it. Or will it still be flashing during the Street Art Festival on the long weekend?

Roel Loopers

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