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COUNCILLORS NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST AT EVENTS

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on September 19, 2020

Ordinary Council of the City of Fremantle will on Wednesday consider a new Attendance at Events Policy for Elected Members and CEO.

It makes sense to me that, to do the job they were voted to do, Elected Members and the CEO, or senior staff, attend events in Fremantle to assess how they are run, if they are value for money, what improvements could be made, etc.

The new policy would mean that Elected Members no longer have to report a conflict of interest when Council debates applications for events they have previously attended and that Councillors can remain in chamber, take part in the debate and vote, even if they have had free tickets from the organisers for previous events.

I believe that would be a pragmatic approach, but what I would like to see added to the policy is that those who attend events give a short verbal or written report to Council or a Council Committee about that event, that way it is clear they were there to work for the Fremantle community and not to have a freebee.

Roel Loopers

FREO ARTS CENTRE SUNDAY MUSIC IS BACK!

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on September 18, 2020

 

 

 

GREAT NEWS! The Fremantle Arts Centre Sunday Music courtyard concerts are back on from October 4. The free concerts are on every Sunday in summer from 2-4pm.

They are my favourite Sunday afternoon hangouts, so can’t wait to enjoy the great music and community spirit.

Kicking off this season will be some of WA’s finest talent including hyped singer-songwriters
Noah Dillon and Nika Mo
(4 Oct), country music troubadour
Albert Loss and relatable rockers
Verge Collection
(11 Oct), guitar-slinging
Abbe May
(18 Oct) and alt-country performer Siobhan Cotchinalongside the folky sounds of
Sunday Music: Siobhan Cotchin + Kat Wilson Trio
(25 Oct).
Due to capacity restrictions, Sunday Music will run a little differently to keep everyone safe. The concerts will take place under the trees on the larger South Lawn to allow the audience to spread out. There will be strict crowd capacity – so visitors should head along early and settle in for
the afternoon.

Roel Loopers

THIRD NIGHT OF HIDDEN TREASURES MUSIC

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on September 17, 2020

Here is the line-up for tonight’s Fremantle Hidden Treasures music festival.

I hear it has been very popular the last two Thursdays, so get there early or reserve your tickets.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE SPRING PARTY

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on September 15, 2020

Spring is definitely here, so an early notice about the North Fremantle Spring Party that will be in five venues with many bands this Saturday September 19. Check for details on Facebook.

It is at Mojo’s, the Railway Hotel, Naval Stores, Port Beach Garden Bar and Swan Lounge.

Have fun!

Roel Loopers

WHO IS ON AT HIDDEN TREASURES TONIGHT

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on September 10, 2020

The Fremantle HIDDEN TREASURES, music festival is on tonight and here are the bands who will be entertaining you this evening in Freo’s West End.

Roel Loopers

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HIDDEN TREASURES FESTIVAL STARTS TONIGHT

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on September 3, 2020

The Hidden Treasures music festival starts tonight in Fremantle’s beautiful historic West End and will continue every Thursday in September.

Above are the bands that will be playing in the different venues and the times they are on stage. Have fun!

Roel Loopers

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NEW EVENTS MANAGEMENT POLICY FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on September 3, 2020

 

 

Fremantle Council has adopted a new policy designed to attract a diverse mix of festivals and events to Fremantle while also minimising the impact on neighbouring residents.

The Commercial Events Policy details where events can be held, how large they can be and how many times per year each venue can be used.

It also outlines a new annual Expression of Interest process to book venues and selection criteria to prioritise which events will be approved.

The aim of this policy is not only to attract more events to Fremantle but also to put in place a clear process for promoters to book venues, avoid clashes between events and ensure we have a good spread of events throughout the year.

The City is also seeking to minimise the impacts on neighbours, give our venues enough time to recover between events and ensure there’s an appropriate balance between events and the normal recreational use of the venue.

The policy applies to all privately managed outdoor events at Esplanade Reserve, Fremantle Oval, Fremantle Park, Kings Square, South Beach and Port Beach.

It does not apply to City-managed events, street events (including community street parties, neighbourhood gatherings, processions, street festivals, triathlons, or fun runs) or ongoing markets where a lease or licence has been issued by the council.

Event applications will be prioritised based on their ability to contribute to Fremantle being recognised locally, nationally and internationally for its festivals and street life, incorporate local businesses and allow them to take an active role in the event, create interesting and diverse activities to encourage people to stay longer in Fremantle, and minimise community impact and maximise economic and community benefit.

Fremantle Council adopted the Commercial Events Policy for a two-year trial period.

The council also agreed to discount the venue hire fees by 25 per cent until 30 June 2021 in order to encourage a wide offering of events and support the events industry.

 

Roel Loopers

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FREO HIDDEN TREASURES IN SEPTEMBER!

Posted in art, city of fremantle, concerts, local government, music, Uncategorized by freoview on July 27, 2020

 

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Great news that the Fremantle HIDDEN TREASURES music festival will be held this year anyway, despite it being cancelled earlier this year because of Covid-19. It will now be held in September!

It will be the 10th year-how time flies-that Hidden Treasures will present some of WA’s best musical talents, transforming some of Freo’s tucked away venues into live music stages.

Hidden Treasures will bring together 50 musicians over four nights in September at five West End venues.

Among the line-up are several WAM Song of the Year nominees, such as Siobhan Cotching, Adrian Dzvuke, Phoneline Valentine, Dilip and the Davs, Easy Jean, Andy Hill, Cheree Dobra and Drew Wooten.

Freo’s Superego will make their Hidden Treasure debut at the opening night.

Participating venues are The National, Buffalo Club, Navy Club, PS Art Space and the Fremantle Tram.

September 3,10,17 and 24. More details and tickets at:  http://www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au

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JAZZ AT EAST FREO’S DUKE OF GEORGE

 

The Duke of George in East Fremantle is launching its dedicated “Jazz Thursdays” with double Grammy Award winner and local music legend Lucky Oceans, and two of Australia’s greatest US-based jazz musicians, saxophonist Troy Roberts and guitarist Tim Jago on Thursday 30 July.

Due to the Covid-19  pandemic, Troy and Tim have temporarily returned to the relative safety or their hometown, Perth. New York-based saxophonist Troy Roberts has recorded 12 albums in his own name, been nominated for two Grammy Awards and has played with Herbie Hancock, Kurt Elling, Van Morrison, and Wayne Shorter.

Check out the Facebook page for more details about events at the Duke of George.

 

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NO LIMITS FOR HOSPITALITY VENUES FROM SATURDAY!

 

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Very good news for the hospitality and events industries with more watering down of Covid-19 social restrictions from this Saturday June 27.

There will be no restriction on the number of people allowing to gather and patrons will be allowed to consume food and drinks while standing.

I am not sure why the 1.5 metre distance has now increased again to 2 metres between people, but that is going to be impossible to police anyway unfortunately.

Live music in venues and concerts hall will be allowed again and major events in sports stadiums is allowed with a 50% capacity, so that is significant should the Dockers and Eagles ever play at Optus Stadium again.

I for one can’t wait to have my regular spot back at Chalkys and read the newspaper, without feeling I have to hurry to make space for other customers. Yep, I am a selfish SOB. ;>)

Roel Loopers

 

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