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BETTER TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NEEDED

Posted in city of fremantle, roads, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on July 12, 2020

 

 

Traffic management is often an issue when something is on in Fremantle and the Pipes for Fremantle project by the Water Corporation is another example.

It is silly to put no parking signs at road crossings, because even the most stupid motorists would not park there. It is also inconsiderate to block the footpath in Cliff Street with a huge sign that alerts motorists, but not putting a sign before that to warn pedestrians that they should cross the road. Currently those in wheelchairs, on gophers and with prams have to step onto the busy road to continue walking, and that is dangerous. and unacceptable.

The traffic ‘management’ people stand around with STOP and SLOW signs, but care very little about pedestrians crossing the roads, from my personal observations of walking around the West End daily.

Roel Loopers

 

FREO’S WEST END NOT SEEING RED

Posted in city of fremantle, roads, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on July 10, 2020

 

High Street

 

I have been stopped on the street and received emails about the resurfacing of High Street by Pipes for Fremantle. Freo residents and business owners in the West End are concerned that the new bitumen is not red.

The Water Corporation says this is just temporary, as they will properly resurface the entire length of High Street, from Market Street to Little High Street at a later stage, presumably that will be with red tar.

Roel Loopers

NO 40KM/H FOR SOUTH FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on July 7, 2020

 

The long awaited and desired 40km/h speed limit along South Terrace from Douro Road to South Street in South Fremantle has received a serious setback, with the Main Roads department rejecting the application by the City of Fremantle, because the state department has changed its rules about it.

Under the new rules speed limits can now only apply to city zones and not city streets, so Freo City might now have to apply for an overall speed limit of 40km/h from Marine Terrace to South Terrace and all the streets within that zone.

How long that will take is anyone’s guess. Frustrating!

Roel Loopers

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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FREMANTLE BRIDGE DESIGN A GREAT OPPORTUNITY

Posted in city of fremantle, city planning, freight, traffic, trains, Uncategorized by freoview on July 3, 2020

 

 

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The Fremantle community and Council are rallying state government to ensure we will have significant input in what the new traffic bridge will look like, its location and that the old traffic bridge, or a part of it, will be saved for community and tourist use.

North Fremantle resident Rebecca Clarkson has been very active and had meetings with Simone McGurk and Josh Wilson and many other people. She is trying to connect the entire Freo community, especially those impacted by the bridge.

Rebecca organised an online petition that has received many hundreds of signatures already, and she has been assured that community consultation by Main Roads will start this month, so stay tuned for updates on that.

Imagine the possibility of a high span bridge where tourists could climb over and  a flying fox down to the foreshore.

I walked over to the old traffic bridge yesterday morning and took these photos.

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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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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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FREO COMMUNITY DEMANDS AMAZING NEW BRIDGE!

Posted in city of fremantle, development, freight, local government, state government, traffic by freoview on June 27, 2020

There is an on-line petition to convince the State Government that the Fremantle community should have significant input on the planned new traffic bridge.

There is huge concern that Main Roads will use the crash and burn tactic to ignore what we in Fremantle want and present us with a done deal, which they will call community consultation, when they have already made up their mind. That is not on!

Please click on the link and sign the petition to Minister Rita Saffioti.

https://www.change.org/p/minister-rita-saffioti-fight-for-the-fremantle-traffic-bridge-ensuring-the-best-outcome-for-the-people-and-place/nftexp/fht-23106212-en-au/0/22853888?recruiter=22853888&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&recruited_by_id=6d15ba30-c4d1-012f-6bfa-4040ea65fa16&utm_content=fht-23106212-en-au%3A0

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