Freo's View

HOW THE WARDS WERE WON

Posted in city of fremantle, election, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on October 22, 2017

 

This will be the last post about the Fremantle local government election, so here the winners of the wards and the people who will represent you for the next four years.

The new faces on council are former Freo Mayor Jenny Archibald in East Ward and Adin Lang in City Ward.

Councillors Andrew Sullivan, Doug Thompson, Hannah Fitzhardinge and Sam Wainwright all retained their seat.

This is overall a resounding rejection of the negative voices in Fremantle and a clear message that the community wants progress, development and the revitalisation of our great city.

Like all those who lost I feel soundly rejected and am deeply disappointed,  so I will pull back from my community engagement and scrutinising council. and will use my passion for Fremantle in other activities.

Thank you to all the candidates and to all the people who voted. Well done!

 

Roel Loopers

You Did Not Vote Roel for City Ward!

BRAD PETTITT WINS FREO MAYOR

Posted in city of fremantle, election, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on October 21, 2017

 

The Fremantle voters elected to give Fremantle Mayor a third term and preferred him over Ra Stewart.

Pettit received 6492 votes and Stewart 4770 votes.

Not sure who won the wards, but the battle in City Ward was close between Adin Lang and Linda Wayman, both supported by Brad Pettitt.

 

Roel Loopers

VOTE ROEL FOR CITY WARD!

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on October 21, 2017

 

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The location to drop of ballot papers today has changed and is in the City of Fremantle reception area, not in the Townhall where it traditionally was.

A few supporters set up displays early, but were not prepared to do it at two entrances, so not sure why that was not communicated to the candidates.

Councillor Rachel Pemberton and her cute little dog dropped by, while some supporters must have believed Christmas had already arrived for their preferred candidate.

Of course in City Ward you’ll just have to vote for that beautiful wildflower Roel Loopers.  :>)

Music and sausage sizzle from 11 onward. See you there!

VOTE ROEL FOR CITY WARD!

FACING THE FREO ELECTION MUSIC

Posted in city of fremantle, democracy, election, local council, Uncategorized by freoview on October 21, 2017

 

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Today is Fremantle Council election day!

If you have not lodged your ballot paper yet you can still do so in the Fremantle Townhall between 8am and 6pm.

It will be a close election, so your vote really does count as candidates could win with just a handful of votes more than their opponents.

Counting will take place straight after 6 pm and the results should be known by 8pm.

Local musicians will be in front of the Townhall from 11am to 2 pm and there is a sausage sizzle, so come and say hello to the candidates and their supporters!

Roel Loopers

Vote Roel for City Ward!

FREMANTLE PHOTO PORTRAIT PRIZE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on October 21, 2017

 

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The fantastic Fremantle International Portrait Prize of photography will be on show at the Moores Contemporary Art Gallery in Henry Street from tomorrow, so make sure to go and see it.

The prize winners will be announced this evening.

Renowned South Fremantle photographer and FIPP organiser Dale Neill took a photo of me when I visited yesterday.

 

Roel Loopers

Vote Roel for City Ward

EVERY VOTE COUNTS FOR FREMANTLE!

Posted in city of fremantle, democracy, family, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on October 20, 2017

 

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My heart melts when I see babies, so I could not resist to publish this photo of the beautiful Aoife, the baby daughter of Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt and his partner Emma.

Fantastic voter participation in the City of Fremantle local council election.

Votes in so far:

East Ward 43.32%- City Ward 45.52%- South Ward 50.05%- North Ward 43.30%-

Hilton Ward 42.63% and Beaconsfield Ward 45.21%

You can still drop off ballot papers at the City of Fremantle reception desk till end of business today, and between 8am and 6pm tomorrow at the Townhall.

Every vote counts, so make sure you have lodged yours! Thank you so much!!!!

 

Roel Loopers

Vote Roel for City Ward!

EMBRACING GOOD URBAN INFILL

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on October 20, 2017

 

The Perth’s Infill Housing Future report by the Bankwest Curtin Economic Centre has warned that the urban sprawl will create extreme infrastructure costs and traffic congestion.

It concluded that Perth is missing the vital medium-density housing options, and that forces people to live on the fringes, where property is more affordable.

There are many people who want to live closer to the centres but the housing options are not available to them, because the urban infill target of 47 per cent set by the WA government has not been met and is only at 35 per cent.

The report says that local councils play a key role in facilitating medium-density development and to help identify the right areas in the inner suburbs.

While Fremantle is getting substantial medium-density infill east of the CBD, there is not much happening further out, but there are very good opportunities at the Heart of Beaconsfield, Hilton centre, the Knutsford Sreet precinct, and North Fremantle’s McGabe Street.

One issue the report identifies is the NIMBY approach to higher density where locals just don’t want anything above four storeys. I believe it is not only that, but the boring and mediocre quality of architecture that we are getting in Fremantle.

More people would embrace medium to high density I believe, if we got more creative and visually appealing buildings, rather than square boxes with a bit of cladding around them.

 

Roel Loopers

Vote Roel for City Ward!

FREO PAINTING THE TOWN YELLOW

Posted in architecture, art, city of fremantle, fremantle festival, Uncategorized by freoview on October 20, 2017

 

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I can’t get enough of the creation of the remarkable and very clever Arcs D’Ellipse artwork by Swiss artist Felice Varini along Fremantle’s historic High Street.

The massive work is very laborious with the artist and helpers sticking yellow foil to the old buildings.

When viewed walking along High Street one sees large and small patches of the yellow, but when seen from the Roundhouse steps it all connects and makes sense and the circles are very clear. The work is all about perspective.

It is still a work in progress, but will be finished for the start of the Fremantle Festival next Friday October 27.

There is a lot on during this year’s festival so check out the program and participate!

And don’t forget the Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday the 28th!

Freo is the place to be!

 

Roel Loopers

Vote Roel for City Ward!

FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC AT THE SWAN HOTEL

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, music, Uncategorized by freoview on October 20, 2017

 

OCT 20 Swan Hotel music

If you feel like a bit of music and a dance on this hot Friday why not head out to the Swan Hotel at the old traffic bridge in North Freo.

For just $ 10.00 you can enjoy the sounds of Harvest Rd, Dawesville Cut, Mossy Fogg and Billie Rogers.

 

Roel Loopers

Vote Roel for City Ward!

KIMBERLEY ART AT KIDOGO ARTHOUSE

Posted in aboriginal, art, city of fremantle, kidogo arthouse, Uncategorized by freoview on October 20, 2017

 

Oct 20. Kimberley Art Kidogo

 

There is a good exhibition of Aboriginal art from the Kimberley on at Fremantle’s  Kidogo Arthouse at Bathers Beach.

Works by Jimmy Pike, Sonia Kurarra, Mervyn Street, Betty Carrington, Elizabeth Nyumi and others will be on display an for sale.

It starts with an auction this evening at 6.30pm to support artists and the environment.

It will be opened by former WA Premier Carmen Lawrence.

 

Roel Loopers

Vote Roel for City Ward!

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