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FREMANTLE RESTORING NEPAL CONCERT

Posted in earthquake, fremantle, nepal by freoview on June 1, 2015

It’s only twelve more days to the RESTORING NEPAL CONCERT on June 13 at the Fremantle Sailing Club-152 Marine Terrace- so book your tickets at OZTIX. Tickets are only $ 25 plus booking fees. http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=52560. OZTIX will donate the booking fee to the fundraising!

The fun will start off at 7 pm with music by EMPIRE BLUES, MUTIMA BAND, LES KARSKI AND THE NERVOUS INVESTORS and DJ ADELLE HITCHCOCK.

Come along to support a great cause and have fun while helping others!

Roel Loopers

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MORE BATHERS BEACH MESS

Posted in city of fremantle, rubbish by freoview on January 2, 2015

Fremantle has been full with people enjoying the festive season holidays and a very long weekend and Bathers Beach has become popular again, so why has the place been looking like a mess since New Year’s eve when there was a DJ dance event on the northern side of the beach?

We had nearly 600 visitors in the Round House yesterday, and the J Shed area is a short cut for many tourists to get to and from the Maritime Museum, but this is what they have to put up with because the City of Fremantle once again has not cleaned up the rubbish left there.

Once or twice a week cleaning of prime tourist destinations is not enough and not good enough. This has to be a daily routine, even-or even more so-during the festive season when more people come to Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

SELLING FREMANTLE SHORT?

Posted in fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on August 17, 2014

The Fremantle Strategic and General Services Committee will be meeting this Wednesday at 6 pm and one of the items on the agenda, which drew my attention, is the application by Salt on the Beach to hold six live beach concerts at Port Beach this coming summer from 6pm t0 2 am.

Salt has held concerts before, but this would be a series of concerts, where an additional 650 patrons would be allowed to be on licensed premises and would have to pay about $ 100.00 each.

The officer suggests though that the City hires out 650 sqm of public beach space for only $ 475 per day, and since the concerts will be set up and dismantled in two days, the revenue for the city would only be $ 950.00 while SALT would have an income from tickets sales of $ 65,000.00 plus the revenue from the no doubt substantial sale of alcohol and food.

Is this not selling the City short and should we not  endeavour to get a much larger piece of the lucrative pie?

We see the COF giving away the Esplanade for the use of very profitable events, when it should really demand a decent share of the income, so that we have more money to invest for maintenance, way-finding signs, outstanding repairs, upkeep of buildings, etc.

The City tells local artists who hire out studios that they can’t get rent reductions, but large operators who make huge profits get rent-free access to our public open spaces because of the perceived benefits to Fremantle. An event where people don’t get permission to leave and return is of little benefit to local retailers, cafes, restaurants or bars, as patrons will have to buy food and drinks at the events, because they can’t get out and buy them in town.

Roel Loopers

 

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CLEAN UP YOUR MESS PARTY POOPERS

Posted in fremantle by freoview on January 13, 2014

There are some unhappy artists at Fremantle J Shed after Saturday evening’s unauthorised beach event on Bathers Beach, when according to their Facebook page Spinafex and DJT Murray and Co set up their music console and speakers and flashing lights. All that is okay and it is spontaneous pop-up, as the organisors say on their FB page it is a friends and friends of friends only event and to keep it low key.

But the mess of beer, wine and spirit bottles left behind is just not on. Sculptor Greg James collected three large wheelie bins of rubbish and cleaned up most of the mess, because the City of Fremantle cleaners don’t appear to come that way often, although they cleaned the beach, but not the path and dunes behind it.

West End residents complained about parking problems on Saturday night, so the organisors need to take control, or the City might have to stop these pop-up events, and that would be a shame.

Roel Loopers

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