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BARNETT DROWNING, NOT SWIMMING

Posted in beeliar wetlands, election, fremantle, roe 8 highway by freoview on February 16, 2017

 

Destroyed artwork February 16

Destroyed artwork February 16

 

Artwork February 14

Artwork February 14

 

Some not very creative people have painted over the Beeliar Wetlands caricature at Fremantle’s Stevens Reserve that showed Premier Colin Barnett bulldozing the wetlands.

It is a case of I have nothing substantial to say, but I don’t like the points you make, which is pretty silly and immature.

What the morons who destroyed the artwork did not realise in the dark is that is now looks as if poor old Colin is drowning. My gut feeling tells me the voters of Western Australia won’t come to his rescue.

Roel Loopers

FREO ARTISTS DON’T BELIEVE COLIN IS DOING HIS JOB

Posted in art, artists, beeliar wetlands, election, fremantle by freoview on February 14, 2017

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The Fremantle Artists Anonymous have painted a political artwork at Stevens Reserve in protest of the destruction of the Beeliar Wetlands.

Now that Colin did his Valentines with Pauline I hear the new election slogan of the Liberal Party will be IT’S ABOUT POWER, NOT POLITICS!

Roel Loopers

WHAT A START OF THE YEAR JANUARY WAS!

Posted in aboriginal, beeliar wetlands, fremantle, rain, weather by freoview on January 31, 2017

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It is the last day of the first month of the new year and what a month it has been. It was the wettest January since 2010 and we had the hottest Australia Day since 1979.

We also had the most controversial Australia Day ever in Fremantle and the most inspiring Nyoongar smoking ceremony and One Day in Freo concert.

And we are witnessing one of the most distressing demolitions of pristine nature at the Beeliar Wetlands.

So here some golden oldies of rain to remind us all that we live in a unique place here in Freo!

Roel Loopers

 

ASBESTOS FEAR AT ROE 8 CONSTRUCTION SITE

Posted in fremantle, health, health&safety, perth freight link, roe 8 highway by freoview on January 16, 2017

Residents near the Roe 8 highway clearing at the Beeliar Wetlands have raised serious concerns about the lack of dust repression measures by the building contractors. They say the area is a known location for asbestos dumping and that the clearing of the bushland is dangerous for the health of local residents, police officers and workers.

It seems unbelievable that the EPA, Worksafe and unions do not insist on watering trucks being used to spray down the dust at the Roe 8 works, as that is even required in the most remote locations of WA at mining sites.

I have been to hundreds of mines around Australia in the last 30 years and have never not seen dust repression measures at any of them, so why does the WA state government ignore this basic rule of protecting the health of everyone near the construction site?

Roel Loopers

LOCAL COUNCILLORS ARRESTED AT ROE 8 SITE

Posted in beeliar wetlands, city of fremantle, council, environment, politics, roe 8 highway by freoview on January 11, 2017

Fremantle Councillor Sam Wainwright and City of Melville Councillor Tim Barling were arrested at the Roe 8 site today after chaining themselves to fences to stop bulldozers from entering the site and destroying precious wetlands.

It is a risky business for Councillors to do this kind of non-violent protest because if they get convicted it could mean they are no longer eligible to be on local council.

Good on them for standing up for what is right and for protesting against the destruction of the Beeliar Wetlands!

Roel Loopers

ROE 8 -ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Posted in beeliar wetlands, environment, fremantle, nature, perth freight link, roe 8 highway by freoview on January 11, 2017

 

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There is a call for a mass public action against the Roe 8 Highway and Barnett government this Thursday January 12 at the very early hour of 6 am. See details below as supplied by the organisers:

Join us this Thursday at Tait Place, Coolbellup near North Lake Road.
Park on Malvolio Rd and walk along the fence line.
Let’s tell Colin Barnett’s unaccountable government that – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

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GREAT LINE UP FOR WETLANDS CONCERT TODAY

Posted in beeliar wetlands, community, concert, fremantle, roe 8 highway by freoview on January 2, 2017

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Here is the line up of great musicians for TODAY’s  LIVE! In The Wetlands concert at Manning Park, so don’t forget to go and enjoy it.

It’s a free family concert in opposition to the Roe 8 Highway and the destruction of the Beeliar Wetlands.

Roel Loopers

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GREAT WETLANDS CONCERT

Posted in beeliar wetlands, city of cockburn, concert, fremantle by freoview on December 30, 2016

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The New Year really only starts on January 2 with the LIVE! in the Wetlands free concert at Manning Park to show the community opposition to the Roe 8 Highway.

This is a very special concert with Koi Child, Pow! Negro, Grace Barbe, Dilip ‘n the Davs, Donna Simpson, Neil Murray and many more.

It’s on from 2-7 pm and is an alcohol, drug and smoke free family event, so just come and enjoy great music, have a dance, bring a picnic, and feel embraced by the community and the lovely park.

See you all there!

Roel Loopers

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BEELIAR WETLANDS CONCERT SLIDESHOW

Posted in beeliar wetlands, environment, fremantle, nature, perth freight linl, photography, roe 8 highway by freoview on December 18, 2016

Some people prefer to see photos as a slide show on their devices, so here a second run of today’s Beeliar Wetlands concert against the Roe 8 Highway and Perth Freight Link.

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Roel Loopers

 

GREAT BEELIAR WETLANDS FAMILY CONCERT

Posted in aboriginal, beeliar wetlands, environment, fremantle, nature, perth freight link by freoview on December 18, 2016

 

The concert against Roe 8 highway at the Beeliar Wetlands Centre on Sunday afternoon attracted hundreds of people from all over the region, including many Noongar people.

The event was organised by concerned mothers worried about the future of their children, so not at all one of those “loony lefty greenies” events that often are belittled. This was a broad section of the community. Even the Cottesloe residents and ratepayers association was there, and that part of town is not exactly known as a loony lefty heartland.

Genuine community concern and opposition should not be dismissed by the Barnett government as a political stunt by minority groups but should be treated with respect and admiration for their willigness to stand up and speak out.

The opposition to Roe 8 and Perth Freight Link is supported by the Town of Mosman Park, Town of East Fremantle, City of Cockburn and the City of Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

Community groups and individuals please feel free to drag photos off the blog to spread the word! A photo credit will be appreciated.

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