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FREO PORT BEACH REPAIRS START TODAY

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, local government, storm, Uncategorized by freoview on November 6, 2018

 

 

Remediation works starting today will ensure that Port Beach in North Fremantle, one of Fremantle’s most popular beaches, will be back to its best in time for summer.

Severe storms in May this year caused significant erosion at Port Beach, washing away beach access paths and undermining parts of the southern car park.

Since then the City of Fremantle has been working to repair the access paths, monitoring the dunes and reinforcing the revetment wall in front of the car park.

Parks and Landscapes manager Ryan Abbott said the works starting today will complete the remediation of the car park and also add a new pedestrian walkway and fencing.

“The erosion over winter was quite significant, but over the past few months the natural changes in the weather and coastal conditions have seen the sand build up again and beach is looking great,” Mr Abbott said.

“There are about 40 parking bays at Port Beach that have been fenced off for safety reasons after they were undermined in the storms.

“The works the City will be undertaking over the next few weeks will remove the undermined sections of the car park, provide for additional dune establishment and install a new walkway and fencing.

“The works are expected to take about two weeks, so provided the weather is kind we’ll be all done and Port Beach will be ready to go in time for summer.”

Remaining works to remove exposed remnant infrastructure and remediate beach access paths at Sandtrax beach are scheduled for completion in December.

Roel Loopers

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WILD INDIAN OCEAN AT FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, indian ocean, south mole, storm, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on August 29, 2018

 

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I love it when the ocean is wild, so hopped in my car at 2pm when the storm arrived in Fremantle.

The car got sprayed with salt water on the South Mole but the ocean looked delightfully untamed, just the way I like it.

The Weather Bureau says it is the wettest August since 1965,  but spring is just around the corner, so hang in there.

Roel Loopers

ANOTHER RAINY FREO DAY

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, rain, storm, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on June 20, 2018

 

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There is still a bit of rain around Fremantle, and don’t the gardens and parks love it!

I took this photo of the marina at Be. apartments late yesterday afternoon on my way to the Fremantle Network event.

Enjoy the day and appreciate that we live in a gorgeous city!

Roel Loopers

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WILD STORMS HIT FREMANTLE

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, rain, storm, Uncategorized by freoview on May 25, 2018

 

 

It is very wet and wild out there in Fremantle on this Friday, and the bad weather is going to continue for a while.

The strength of the storm is amazing. I almost got seasick sitting in my car at Port Beach as the vehicle shook madly.

There is quite a bit of damage at the dune paths at Port Beach and Fremantle Ports have closed the North Mole drive because of waves crashing over the road.

I love this wild weather at the ocean as there is a bit of nostalgia there when I think about my childhood in the Netherlands, and the very many hours I sat watching the wild North Sea in awe.

Roel Loopers

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WINTER IS BACK IN FREO

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle chamber of commerce, storm, Uncategorized by freoview on September 21, 2017

 

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I had a chat this morning at the cosy Benny’s cafe with owner Ivan Dzeba , who is the new president of the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce, when a huge squall swept through the Cappuccino Strip and created horizontal rain. It looked spectacular, but I was happy to be inside.

On my way home I found this tree branch blocking Jenkin Street in South Fremantle.

 

Roel Loopers

NORTH FREO STORM WALL COLLAPSE

Posted in accidents, city of fremantle, storm, Uncategorized by freoview on August 14, 2017

 

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A woman was seriously injured in North Fremantle this afternoon when part of a wall at the Matilda Bay Brewery collapsed on top of her car, that was parked to the side of the building in Coventry Parade.

It appears the strong wind caused the brick rubble to fell down from the three-storey building at Stirling Highway.

Emergency services attended the scene and there are concerns that more of the wall might collapse.

 

Roel Loopers

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STUNNING WILD WEATHER FREO!

Posted in fremantle, storm, weather, western australia by freoview on May 21, 2016

 

The things I do for my readers of Freo’s View. I got soaking wet for the second time this morning and also received a lot of spray from the ocean, just to let you see what it looks like out there.

There was one lonely, or should that be loony, windsurfer. Can you spot him in the top right photo?

How gorgeous is nature when it is this wild!

Roel Loopers

WILD WEATHER IN FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, rain, storm, weather, western australia by freoview on May 21, 2016

 

Strong winds have done a bit of damage but I haven’t heard anything about major damage yet. A few fences down, branched of palm trees along riverside drive in East Fremantle broken of, flooding in Cliff Street and the moles closed by Fremantle Ports, and more wild weather in the way with possible severe thunder and hail.

If you know of any severe damage in the Fremantle area let me know please. roel.loopers@iinet.net.au

Roel Loopers

 

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TIE THE KANGAROO, and everything else, DOWN FREO!

Posted in fremantle, photography, storm, weather by freoview on July 7, 2014

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The wind is already very strong and showers obscured the view from Arthur Head to Fremantle harbour this morning, but there is more sever weather to come. Expect big storms, thunder and even hail later today, so tie everything down outside and try to keep out of the rain. It’s not a great start to the school holidays and to keep the kids occupied, but things will hopefully improve soon.

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre has got the Little Prince on show, so book your seats! Your children will love you for it.

Roel Loopers

 

 

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