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FREMANTLE HERITAGE CAR PARK

Posted in accommodation, architecture, cars, city of fremantle, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on May 20, 2019

 

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Fremantle has so many hidden treasures and I ‘discovered’ this car park of the former warehouse at Little High Street this morning.

The entrance is at Phillimore Street and the excellent adaptive re-use of the former warehouse into residential apartments was done by Freo architect Ralph Hoare.

The unit on the corner of High Street, opposite Chalkys cafe, is for sale for just over $ 2 million as I understand it.

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BETTER FREMANTLE PARKING SIGNS

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on November 7, 2018

 

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The modified electronic parking sign at South Terrace near the corner of Parry Street is much better than the previous one, as it is showing many more carparks in the area, and the available car bays.

I assume the other signs around the Fremantle CBD also have been modified, but I will check it out.

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EXPLORING FREMANTLE ALWAYS PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES

 

on ocean watch

 

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The weather is just too nice, the sky so blue and the sun so warm that I ignored doctor’s advise and took my knee brace off for a few hours, so that I could have a slow stroll through good old Freo.

Here a few photos I took while doing that.

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KINGS SQUARE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

 

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Another minimalist photo of the work that is going on at the Queensgate carpark in Fremantle’s Henderson Street, as part of the Kings Square Redevelopment Project by Sirona Capital.

The carpark is due to re-open well before the Christmas shopping starts, so only a few months from now.

The replacement for the Queensgate building at Newman Court now has a ground floor roof and first storey floor, and I was told this morning that the builders are ahead of schedule, so that is great.

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FREO’S BEAUTY IN THE ORDINARY

Posted in art, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on November 13, 2017

 

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As part of the beautification of the vacant Fremantle Point Street development site a piece of a partly demolished wall was painted yellow and black.

I photographed just a part of the wall and that created an artwork of its own.

There is always beauty in the ordinary!

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NEW FREMANTLE CBD CAR PARK

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on September 21, 2017

 

Point Street

 

Work has started on the new public car park on the corner of Adelaide and Point Street in Fremantle, on the site for the planned Hilton Doubletree Hotel.

The construction of the hotel by SKS has been delayed till the start of 2020, so Fremantle Council insisted they would return control of the site to the City, so that the space can be used, instead of being an eyesore.

SKS will also put a portable sales office on the corner of the site.

The City of Fremantle will also manage the Point Street multi-storey car park from January next year, until SKS starts building in about two years.

The new car park at the Stan Reilly site next to Fremantle Oval is also due to open early next year, so that will help local traders.

And the City has added one-hour free parking during the Kings Square Project development in Queen, Adelaide and William streets. Check the signs though!

 

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FREO’S ARTY CARPARK

Posted in art, fremantle, photography by freoview on March 16, 2016

 

I had my arty eyes in this morning so I took some industrial art photos at the Fremantle  Queensgate carpark. Art is in the eyes of the beholder, so love it or hate it, I don’t care. ; >)

Did you know that is cost ONLY $ 2.20 and hour to park there!

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WET WET WET FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, photography, rain by freoview on August 21, 2015

Wherever I go in Fremantle I see buckets put down to catch the rain water leaking through the ceilings of older buildings. I’ve got three water catch containers at the place I am house sitting and the ceiling is sagging, so I hope it does not get any worse.

But there is beauty in the ordinary and reflections always make interesting photos so here some of the Point Street car park that soon will become a Hilton Doubletree hotel.

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VERY FAST CARPARK SIGN ACTION BY CITY OF FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, parking by freoview on June 16, 2015

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I am impressed with the very fast action of City of Fremantle officers who adjusted the electronic parking sign near the Norfolk Hotel within a day of yesterday’s concerns about in here on Freo’s View.

The window for the Collie Street carpark no longer states there are zero parking bays available, but has been changed to OPEN. Well done COF. Great work!!!

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FREO’S INACCURATE CAR PARKING SIGN

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, parking by freoview on June 15, 2015

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One of the priorities for the City of Fremantle should be to get the small things right. This electronic parking sign near the corner of Parry Street and Marine Terrace is an example of overlooking minor things that can have a big impact.

The parking sign shows 24/7 that there are no vacancies at the multi-storey Collie Street carpark and that is not factual. If I were the private operators I would be pretty concerned that the COF directs traffic and paying customers away from my business.

All it needs is to make the zero into a blank space, or if the technology does not allow for that, to block off the window with some tape or paint, so it does not give the confusing and inaccurate information that the Collie Street carpark is full every hour of every day of the week.

The other issue is why the arrow points out that to get to the Collie Street carpark one needs to turn left into Norfolk Street when Collie Street is the third street left when going straight ahead down the Cappuccino Strip.

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