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A SHED PORT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

 

Fremantle Ports is looking for Expressions of Interest to develop historic A Shed, which is next door to the very popular Maritime Museum on Victoria Quay.

A Shed offers a great location in Fremantle with stunning sunsets and harbour views and all the excitement that comes with an active working port.

If they want a retired photographer in residence I’ll put my hand up and volunteer to live there till I move to Fremantle cemetery  ; >)

Roel Loopers

LEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVES ON FREMANTLE

 

FCC Leaders Lunch

 

The Fremantle Chamber of Commerce Leaders’ Lunch  with the topic Leadership Perspectives on Fremantle on Friday the 18th of October sounds like a very interesting one to attend.

It is at the Esplanade Hotel from 12.30 till 3pm and will have following speakers:

Matthew McNeilly, managing director of Sirona Capital, Julian Smith, Pro Vice Chancellor of Notre Dame University, Eve Clark, managing director of L3Harris, Brodie Carr, managing director of Tourism WA, and Geoffry London, Professor of Architecture at UWA.

Tickets are $ 110 for members and $ 125 for non member. Bookings at http://www.fremantlechamber.com.au/events.

Roel Loopers

FISHING BOAT HARBOUR WORK BAD TIMING

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, hospitality, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on October 10, 2019

 

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Now that the weather is warming up and tourists are coming back to Fremantle it seems to be strange planning by the Marine&Harbours department to start work on the Fishing Boat Harbour boardwalk in front of Joe’s Fishshack.

The first cruiseship  will be arriving on October 20, so let’s hope the maintenance work does not take months to complete.

Roel Loopers

WA GOVERNMENT DEMOLITION BY NEGLECT

 

It is unacceptable that the WA State Government neglects Fremantle’s significant heritage, which is a huge tourist attraction for the port city and WA.

World heritage listed Fremantle Prison needs more than $ 13 million to do conservation work as the roofs of several cells have collapsed, but all it will be getting from the State Government is $ 3.5 million and that is not good enough!

The Fremantle Roundhouse, and Arthur’s Head on which it is built, need stabilisation works worth $ 1.8 million but so far the State Government has shrugged their shoulders as if it is of no great concern to them.

The WA Labor government spend millions, if not billions, on getting sport stars and rugby and soccer clubs to Perth to help increase tourist numbers, but two of the state’s major and most significant tourist attractions get F… All from our government.

We have millions to spend on a Quokka Birthday Party on Rottnest Island but let the state’s oldest public building the Roundhouse and it surroundings just fall apart and rot away.

Demolition by neglect is unlawful in Western Australia, so who is going to prosecute the State Government?

Roel Loopers

BEACH BACKPACKERS BECOMES HOSTEL ORIENT

Posted in accommodation, backpackers, city of fremantle, hospitality, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on October 2, 2019

 

Orient

 

The controversial Fremantle Beach backpackers above the Orient hotel in the West End is no longer.

Twiggy Forrest bought the historic hotel, and the backpackers has now been renamed to Hostel Orient,  and I assume has got new management as well.

The former backpackers received a lot of complaints from local residents about anti social behaviour and alleged drug dealing, so hopefully that will now have improved.

Roel Loopers

RELAXING AT A FREMANTLE ARTWORK

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on October 1, 2019

 

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Overseas tourists relaxing at the great Greg James bronze sculpture in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour on the long weekend.

Roel Loopers

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FACELIFTS AT THE FISHING BOAT HARBOUR

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, food, hospitality, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on September 30, 2019

 

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The refurbishment of the Kailis Fish Cafe in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour have been completed and the popular fish&chips destination is open to the public again, with a raw fish bar added.

Down the road the sterile HELM bar at Little Creatures has been gutted and the old Harbourside bar has been brought back with cosy launches and armchairs. I much prefer it that way!

Roel Loopers

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THE REAL FREO MARKETS RIVALRY

Posted in city of fremantle, food, markets, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on September 30, 2019

 

 

There is a bit of healthy rivalry going on between the two markets in Henderson Street with the Fremantle Markets pointing out they are the REAL market.

All that because the True Blue Markets opened a few weeks ago just opposite, so more choice for visitors to Freo.

The new markets specialises in Aboriginal art and craft while our great Freo markets offers a wide range of goods and foods, so check them both out today!

Roel Loopers

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LOVELY LONG FREO WEEKEND AHEAD

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on September 27, 2019

 

Batjhers

 

Hey Freo, are we all getting ready for a great long weekend in our beautiful little port city?

The weather is going to be just fine, so go for nice long walks and (re)discover our gorgeous Fremantle, and enjoy the cafes, restaurants, bars and unique shops we have here.

I took this photo at Bathers Beach early yesterday evening just before the City Ward candidates forum

Roel Loopers

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