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FIRST TEDx FREMANTLE SOLD OUT IN 40 MINUTES

Posted in city of fremantle, community, fibonacci centre, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on August 16, 2018

 

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There will be a lot of disappointed people who were too late yesterday to secure a ticket for the very first TEDx Fremantle event on September 16. The event, in the Drilhall of Notre Dame University, sold out in 40 minutes although the ticket price was a high $ 65.00!

Events organisers said they will try to do a live streaming into another venue, but that is just not the same.

I am disappointed that I won’t be able to report about the event here on Freo’s View because I too was too late to buy a ticket. ;>(

Roel Loopers

THE SPEAKERS AT THE FIRST TEDx FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, communication, community, fibonacci centre, Uncategorized by freoview on August 15, 2018

 

 

The first ever TEDx Fremantle will be held on September 16 from 2-9pm at the Drillhall of Notre Dame University. Tickets are on sale now so go to the website or Facebook page to order.

The theme of the TEDx Fremantle day is Perception vs Reality and the speakers are:

Dr Noel Nannup

Dr Moira Clay – Happy Healthy Children Free of Brain Cancer 

Tammy Bux – It’s OK to Drop the Mask

Dr Sam Baron – The End of Time

Dr Paola Magni – When Justice Flies

James Eggleston – Power Ledger

Dr Emily Bird – The Antidote to Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

Anneka Pearton – Love thy Piano

Byron Joel – Regenerative Agriculture 

James Wickham – Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

DANCE HALLS ARE BACK

Posted in city of fremantle, community, entertainment, Uncategorized by freoview on August 13, 2018

 

Aug 17 dancehall days

 

The good old dance halls of the past are back, so all you oldies out there, and anyone else who likes to dance a Foxtrot or Wiener Waltzer, come to the Italian Club or Swan Yacht Club.

Dances are on at the Italian Club every third Friday of the month from 2-5pm and at the Swan Yacht Club only on October 19 from 2-5pm. Entry is free.

Roel Loopers

My apologies for not posting many new articles, but I have a very dodgy knee and am not very mobile so that’s the reason I appear to be so slack.

FREMANTLE OVAL PRECINCT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY

 

Integrated into the heart of Fremantle, the vision for the Fremantle Oval Precinct is to re-establish and offer an active venue for sport, community, cultural and health pursuits.

Work on creating a concept for Fremantle Oval and the surrounding areas is underway with the City of Fremantle having established a Steering Group and a Reference Group.

The Steering Group consists of three directors of the City, the CEO of the South Metro Health Service and the Manager City Design and Projects of CoF.

The Reference Group is very large with three Elected Members,  the Area Manager Infrastructure of South Metro Health, a representative from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Culture, The CEOs of the South and East Fremantle football clubs, the President of the Fremantle District Cricket Club, the CEO of the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce, a representative of the University of Notre Dame, and three managers of the City of Fremantle. WOW, they must have veeeery looooong meetings so that everyone can have their say!

And what is it all about?

1. CONNECT WITH THE SURROUNDS

The precinct is re-established in a way that integrates its internal uses with one another as well as reconnecting the precinct into the fabric of the city centre.

2. CONSOLIDATES A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

Develop and enhance the precinct in a manner that consolidates and increases sporting activities on the Oval as the primary use and as a Centre of Excellence for football, while respecting the heritage of the precinct.

3. BRINGS ADDED PUBLIC LIFE

Augment sporting uses at the venue with entertainment, cultural events and community activities that bring added public access and life to the precinct.

4. ENABLES REGENERATION AND INTEGRATION

Consolidate health activities on the hospital site; enabling regeneration and improved integration with the surrounding city.

5. IMPROVES PUBLIC ACCESS

Develop key perimeter sites that improve public accessibility and increase pedestrian activity at ground level, throughout the year.

6. BALANCES TRANSPORT ACCESS

Enable a balanced portfolio of transport access arrangements to the precinct.

and there is more:

PUBLIC OPEN SPACE

Provide Open, Green Space for a Healthy City

Ensure the precinct provides open and green spaces for access by city workers, residents and visitors.

Reveal and Visually Connect the Precinct

Key views, vistas and links are established, protected and celebrated.

BUILT FORM

Optimise Activity through Appropriately Scaled Development

Ensure development opportunities optimise activities / density through appropriate height, mass and setbacks.

Respond to the Environment

Seek excellence in design and aesthetics; develop in a fashion that is responsive to local environmental conditions and sustainability principles.

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL

Integrate into Fremantle’s Historic Urban Fabric

Where practical, extend the urban grid of the city into the precinct to improve legibility and urban integration, whilst acknowledging the historical informal and open nature of the precinct.

Celebrate Heritage and History

Understand, reveal, enhance and interpret the unique heritage attributes of the precinct and its context.

MOVEMENT AND TRANSPORT

Invite People In

Improve pedestrian access, permeability and sense of safety across the precinct and along adjoining streets.

Create Good Journeys

Enhance physical connections between the precinct, prison and town.

What appears to be missing are some creative people; architects, artists, placemakers, and also yet again no attempt to involve community groups from the beginning, so yet again they will have to be reactive and that often results in the groups being criticised for being negative.

When will they ever learn at local government that it is advantageous to involve members of the community from the very start because it means a lot less hassles when it comes to planning issues, etc.

The Fremantle Oval Precinct is a huge opportunity for the City of Fremantle and while they mention a time frame of 20-30 years for the development this one is more realistic and achievable than the South Quay development ideas.

Roel Loopers

NEW NORTH FREMANTLE SOCIAL FARM

Posted in city of fremantle, community, gardening, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on August 6, 2018

 

 

North Fremantle will be getting an exciting new project when the Fremantle FPOL Committee this Wednesdays signs of on the North Fremantle Social Farm, which is adjacent to the bowling club and community hall at Thompson Road.

The community farm will be a not for profit Place for People where members of the North Fremantle community can connect through community farming and where local restaurants can grow their own herbs and vegetables.

The social farm intends to be open to the public five week days and one weekend day, and support healthy living.

Roel Loopers

TWO FREO COMMUNITY INFO SESSIONS TODAY!

 

A reminder that there are two community informations sessions in Fremantle later today.

From 5.30-6pm you can look at the latest plans for the Woolstores shopping centre redevelopment at the City of Fremantle at Fremantle Oval.

And from 6pm at the Beaconsfield Primary School City staff will explain the options for traffic calming and pedestrian crossing at Scott Street and Hampton Road in South Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE FOUNDATION BALL LAST TICKETS!

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, community, fremantle foundation, Uncategorized by freoview on July 25, 2018

 

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WANT TO KNOW ABOUT FREO’S THREE BIN FOGO COLLECTION?

 

FOGO bins

 

The City of Fremantle will have an information stall about the FOGO three-bin rubbish collection at the GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET this Sunday.

The markets at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road will be open from 8am till midday, so check out the FOGO system while you do your fruit&vegies, bread, eggs, etc. shopping.

Of course great breakfasts and coffees available as well as take away food for lunch and dinner.

Roel Loopers

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WESTPORT TASKFORCE FREMANTLE COMMUNITY SESSION

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on July 10, 2018

 

The WESTPORT TASKFORCE has another Fremantle community session tomorrow July 11 from 5.30-7.30 pm at Stackwood, 10 Stack Street, White Gum Valley.

Come along to talk with the Westport Taskforce about the development of key WA ports, the planning needed, best locations for long term development of ports alongside the industries that need to access them, and sustainable solutions to the many questions you may have.

The Westport Taskforce is the government agency overseeing the development of these key WA ports in Fremantle, Kwinana and Bunbury. The session will be in a workshop format where you have the chance to speak to people from the various Westport work streams.

RSVP required – email enquiries@westport.wa.gov.au or call (08) 6551 6479 to register.

It is a shame that this session is happening on the same day and around the same time as the City of Fremantle FPOL Committee, so it means I won’t be able to attend it.

A note to Westport that Fremantle city council and council committee meetings are always on Wednesdays, so please schedule Fremantle community sessions on other days and not Wednesday. Thank you!

 

Roel Loopers

FREO GIVE&TAKE COMMUNITY CUPBOARD

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on June 21, 2018

 

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There are many delightful, caring and considerate people in our lovely Fremantle community, and this photo is proof of it.

The residents of 109 Lefroy Road in Beaconsfield have built a  Give and Take Community Cupboard where generous people can donate food, clothes, books, etc. for those who need a bit of support.

Great idea. Thanks for caring!

Roel Loopers

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