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FANTASTIC FREO WEEKEND AHEAD!

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on November 27, 2020

It’s going to be a great weekend in Fremantle with a lot to do for everyone!

Little Creatures is celebrating 20 years in the Fishing Boat Harbour with activities for young and old. I remember the site was a crocodile farm when I arrived in WA.

The DesignFreo exhibitions opens tonight at the Fremantle Arts Centre, so go and have a look on the weekend.

The Fremantle Long Table Dinner is always a great event and the Christmas Markets at Kings Square will be on from 4-9pm on Saturday and there is roving entertainment, so come along.

The Fremantle Markets is of course open all weekend and the Freo Farmers Market on Sunday from 8am till midday.

On Saturday the Silver Street Collective in South Fremantle sees creatives opening their courtyards to the public and on Sunday the Mental Health Mate BBQ is on from 10.30 at South Beach.

But there is more! The Fremantle Arts Centre free Sunday courtyard music is on from 2-4pm with Sam Carmody and The Money War.

And all our unique shops, bars, cafes and taverns are open. When there is so much on we need to be well hydrated and fed! Well, that’s going to be my excuse anyway. ; >))

Roel Loopers

FREO KIDS SHOW NO FEAR FOR SUPERHEROES

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on October 5, 2020

The Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour traders sure know how to attracts a crowd. It was packed full with tiny kids and much bigger kids for the Might of the Superheroes.

It continues all day today and every day this week from 11am. Lots of fun!

Roel Loopers

SUPERHEROES AT FISHING BOAT HARBOUR

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on October 5, 2020

It will be a great week for the kids at the Freo Fishing Boat Harbour. MIGHT OF THE SUPERHEROES, starts on Monday at 11am and continues throughout the day and week,

Check out the details in the poser above.

Roel Loopers

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NORFOLK HOTEL TO ACTIVATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on October 2, 2020

The Prendiville Group bought the former Technical College opposite the Fremantle Markets a few months ago and it appears that the Norfolk Hotel is going to be part of the activation of the site.

I received the message below from the Norfolk to take part in a survey:

The Norfolk Hotel is applying to activate the former Fremantle Technical College with an extension of the Norfolk’s licence, to offer the same quality, range & style, of food, beverage and service. 

41 South Tce will provide interesting social spaces to gather and enjoy, and we plan to use these to stage:

  • Various music, art, and cultural events
  • Pop-up bars and quality food from a mobile kitchen and diverse food truck offerings
  • Fremantle Festival Events
  • An outdoor cinema

Roel Loopers

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LIFE IS GOOD IN FREMANTLE!

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on September 26, 2020

 

 

Welcome to the long Queen’s Birthday weekend!

The Freo Farmers Market will be back at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road tomorrow from 8am till noon, so go enjoy the great community spirit under the trees and catch up with friends.

 

 

At the Fishing Boat Harbour they will be celebrating the great Bon Scott and Bella-Freo’s own Mona Lisa- sculptures by J Shed artist Greg James with entertainment from midday on, so that should be fun.

A family friendly, all ages, free entry event! Incredible entertainment featuring Hells Bells, Western Australia’s longest serving and most electrifying AC/DC Salute Band performing Bon Scott’s loved classics which defined one of the greatest eras of rock and roll.

And there is more! Enjoy the big sound of the Fire and Emergency Services Concert Band featuring over thirty musicians performing popular music and free children’s attractions including themed bouncy castles and face painting.

 

There is also a new exhibition on at the Fremantle Arts Centre, which I will visit today and report about later.

There will be a few showers, but that’s not a big deal. Go out and about and support our local retailers, cafes and restaurants. Life is good in Freo!

Roel Loopers

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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

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

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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

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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