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GAGE ROADS OPENS AT A SHED ON VICTORIA QUAY!

Posted in brewery, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, hospitality, tavern, Uncategorized, victoria quay by freoview on August 11, 2020

 

Just a quick note on which I will update you later with details. I am on my way to Victoria Quay where WA Premier Mark McGowan will this morning announce that Gage Roads brewery will take over the old A Shed at Victoria Quay and establish a brewery, tavern and restaurant there.

The historic shed urgently needs tender love and care because it has been neglected and looks pretty bad on the outside.

I like to see Victoria Quay more activated, but wonder how many more taverns Fremantle can sustain before we’ll get the same violence and antisocial behaviour as in Northbridge.

The Premier will announce some other things, so stay tuned. I’ll post about that mid morning.

Roel Loopers

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CORKHILL LANDING REPAIRS

 

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There is some serious work going on at the Corkhill Landing at Victoria Quay, which is part of the Rottnest ferries services, but I have no information what they are actually doing.

 

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B SHED BLUES FOR ROTTNEST FERRY

 

 

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It’s easier to find the B Shed Rottnest Island ferry terminal at Victoria Quay in the dark with the large B on the shed being lit up in a bright blue circle.

I noticed it all the way from Marine Terrace when looking down Cliff Street this morning.

 

Roel Loopers

REFLECTION OF FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, heritage, Uncategorized, victoria quay by freoview on June 24, 2020

 

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We have had some rain, and there is more to come toward the weekend, so there are puddles around, and for me puddles are reflections.

I took this photo of A Shed on Victoria Quay while on my morning walk today.

 

Roel Loopers

 

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E SHED MARKETS ARE OPEN AGAIN

Posted in city of fremantle, covid-19, health, markets, shopping, Uncategorized, victoria quay by freoview on June 19, 2020

 

 

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The E Shed Markets at Victoria Quay are open again, so go for a walk or bicycle ride to the port this weekend.

While at VQ I took some photos of Covid-19 social distancing rules signs.

I have been noticing that many individuals and businesses are getting very complacent about the rules, as many seem to believe that the easing of restrictions means we are over the hill.

The state of Victoria yesterday had 18 new cases of the coronavirus, there is a huge new spike in China, and many new cases are reported from the USA and Europe, so we need to remain vigilant.

The WA borders need to stay closed for a while longer, because the risk of importing Covid-19 cases from the eastern states is simply too risky and might cost many lives. It is irresponsible of Liberal leader Liza Harvey to call for an immediate opening of our state borders.

Stay safe, Freo, and PLEASE do stick to the rules in the interest of everyone!

Roel Loopers

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN FREO

 

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It was good to see the ferris Tourist Wheel turning again, on my late afternoon walk yesterday, and that Cicerello’s has also has started trading.

Passing by some places it looked as if the maximum of 20 patrons had already been ignored, probably in the knowledge that from coming Saturday on they are allowed to have 100 people in the hospitality venues with only 2 sqm per person.

At Victoria Quay families were trying to take advantage of the rain to catch a feed of fish, while there was a mist coming from the Indian Ocean.

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I love walking around out beautiful Fremantle while trying to find interesting photos, such as the painterly reflection in the Fishing Boat Harbour.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE PORTS’ DISGRACEFUL HERITAGE NEGLECT

 

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Every time I walk past A Shed on Victoria Quay I get-excuse the language- totally pissed off about the disgraceful state of disrepair and heritage neglect by Fremantle Ports.

Fremantle Ports is a WA state agency that makes millions of dollars of profit each year and they have an obligation to the community and our history to look after the heritage buildings under their care.

One might well ask if this is another one of those deliberate demolition by neglect attempts by the port authority because they want to develop Victoria Quay. They put out an EOI last year to lease the building, but why would anyone want to move into a building that has been so disgracefully neglected. Will we get to read an consultant engineer’s report soon that will claim the building is structurally unsafe and will need to be demolished?

Where is the Heritage Council and David Templeman, the Minister for Heritage, who seems to be going out of his way to avoid coming to Fremantle? Why is this allowed to happen?!

Roel Loopers

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SO MUCH ON OFFER IN FREO TODAY!

 

Harbour Sundays

 

It’s going to be busy in gorgeous Fremantle today, with something on offer for everyone.

The St Jerome Laneway Festival is on the Esplanade from 10am till 9pm, and the first game of the season is on for the women Fremantle Dockers footy team against Geelong at Fremantle Oval. This is a free event!

At the Fremantle Arts Centre the free courtyard music session is on from 2-4pm with Harry James Angus, and there are some very good new art exhibitions on show as well.

From 4pm it is time to head out to Victoria Quay forĀ  the free Sunset Dub Club and Food Trucks at B Shed with DJ’s, food, bar, silent disco for the kids, etc.

And just down the road at the Maritime Museum is the also free Harbour Sundays music event from 4pm. Both events are great to also watch the sunset and the activities in the port.

The sun is out, the humidity gone, so enjoy the Freo lifestyle!

Roel Loopers

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FOOD TRUCK SUNDAYS ON VICTORIA QUAY

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle ports, Uncategorized, victoria quay by freoview on February 4, 2020

 

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My apologies for not posting anything today, but there are two reasons for it. There is not much to report and I am struggling with a stomach virus and in bed today. I haven’t even read the newspaper yet. ; > (

Anyhow, something new will be happening on Victoria Qua for the next three Sundays in February. Food Truck Sundays is on from4-8pm, so go check it out, enjoy the port activities and the sunset!

Roel Loopers

 

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TRADERS MARKET AT VICTORIA QUAY

 

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Early warning that the Victoria Quay TRADERS MARKETS will be held this coming Saturday, February 1 from 10am to 4pm.

There will be a huge indoor plant sale in B Shed, plus food trucks, vintage, collectables, artisan products, etc.

Roel Loopers

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