Freo's View

FREMANTLE HERITAGE HOTEL NOT A PIPE DREAM

Posted in accommodation, architecture, city of fremantle, development, heritage, hotel, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on January 24, 2020

 

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Although there are a lot of pipes sticking out of the ground the Fremantle Warders Cottages heritage boutique hotel and tavern is not a pipe dream, as this photo I took of the development yesterday afternoon shows.

The hotel will only have a few tiny rooms in the cottages, but a substantial tavern between the old cottages and Fremantle Markets.

Roel Loopers

FREO TOURISM INFO UP IN A TREE

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on January 23, 2020

 

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It does not look very good that this Tourist Information banner has been hanging in a tree on the Fremantle Cappuccino Strip for a few days now. These kinds of unsightly things make our city look neglected and need to be attended to immediately when they happen.

Roel Loopers

Great work, City of Fremantle! I posted this 30 minutes ago and already they are taking the banner down from the tree.

FREMANTLE LOOKING FOR NEW VISITOR CENTRE IDEAS

Posted in city of fremantle, communication, local government, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on January 23, 2020

 

The City of Fremantle will undertake an Expression of Interest(EOI) for a new tourist Visitor Centre somewhere in the inner city. It is seeking ideas and concepts for the development and delivery of an innovative and world class visitor centre model for Fremantle, but this can only be at no additional cost to the city above the current operating levels.

It is interesting to note here that the City states the Visitor Centre needs to be in the inner city at street level, when I for one assumed a significant space for the Visitor Centre would have been allocated already in the new under construction Civic Centre at Kings Square, which to me seems the most logical and practical location for a Visitor Centre.

The City is hoping to achieve a world class Visitor Centre that will have a significantly improved servicing model, but ideally at less than or comparable with the current operating costs, because the City’s 10 year financial plan has no additional allocation over and above the current funding.

One thing Fremantle Council needs to prioritise with urgency is to maintain and repair one of our City’s most significant tourist destinations and historic site Arthur’s Head and the Roundhouse, that are in a state of disrepair and an absolute disgraceful eyesore.

Roel Loopers

 

CRUISE LINERS CALL FREO HOME

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliners, fremantle ports, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on January 16, 2020

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Great to hear that the Vasco Da Gama cruiseliner, which visited Fremantle Port for the first time this week will be calling Fremantle home port for this season, and be making five voyages from here.

The Sun Princess also has Fremantle Port as her home port, so that is very important for Freo’s traders.

Cruise ship visits contributed $ 229 million to Western Australia’s economy in 2018-19.

Roel Loopers

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ARTHUR’S HEAD MESS CLEANED UP

Posted in arthur head, city of fremantle, local government, roundhouse, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on January 14, 2020

 

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Well done, City of Fremantle for cleaning up the mess and the large weeds at the Arthur’s Head carpark, but it should not have taken a blogger though to make you aware of it.

Roel Loopers

FREO SAYS BOM DIA TO VASCO DA GAMA

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseship, fremantle ports, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on January 13, 2020

 

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Buon Giorno and Bom Dia to the passengers and crew of the cruiseliner Vasco Da Gama, which arrived in Fremantle Port on her first ever visit to Fremantle this morning.

Make sure to go and have a look at the Vasco Da Gama memorial on the Esplanade.

Roel Loopers

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VERY BUSY FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, cruises, cruiseship, fremantle ports, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on January 10, 2020

 

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It is very busy in Fremantle Port today with the cruiseliner AIDA aura joining the Ocean Dream Peace Boat at Victoria Quay, and they are bookended by two huge autoliners RoRo(Roll on-Roll off).

In addition to those four giants there is a third RoRo ship plus three container ships in port, so nice to see the working port in action.

The AIDA has brought a lot of German and French visitors, so Willkommen and Bonjour!

Roel Loopers

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ARTHUR’S HEAD NEGLECT A DISGRACE

 

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The fenced off carpark below the Roundhouse now looks like this. Disgraceful!

 

I reported previously about the state of neglect at the fenced off carpark below the Fremantle historic Roundhouse tourist attraction (2nd photo), with weeds of a metre-high popping up, but now an idiot has thrown down a rubbish bin that belongs to 10 Captain’s Lane, and it looks even worse for all those who walk and cycle by.

Roel Loopers

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