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BEAUT SUNRISE ON A STORMY FREO DAY

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, hospitality, sunrise, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on July 21, 2018

 

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My traditional 7am Saturday coffee catch up with my good mate Henty was at B Shed in Fremantle Port this morning, and did I need two double Espressos badly after a sleepless night.

I love early mornings and the many stunning sunrises we get here in Fremantle, so took this photo toward C Shed, where unusually the Leeuwin II was at berth.

Only 37 passengers had booked the early Rottnest Express ferry trip to quokka island and that is no surprise with the wet and stormy forecast for the weekend.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE PORT B SHED GREAT FOR SUMMER EVENTS

Posted in city of fremantle, event, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on July 2, 2018

 

 

Got a special event this coming summer, but have not found yet the special location you are looking for? Try B Shed on Victoria Quay in Fremantle Port!

Fremantle Ports is looking for EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR B SHED SUMMER ACTIVATION .

Fremantle Ports are now seeking EOIs for community-based activation and family friendly entertainment/events to be held at B Shed, Victoria from November 2018 – March 2019.

To submit your ideas and obtain EOI documents, register on the Fremantle Ports Tender Portal.

Reference No: FREPRT-811895 – B Shed Summer Activation
Closing Date: 2.00PM WST, Friday 13 July 2018

For furtherurther information: Call Franco Andreone on (08) 9430 3555 or visit the Fremantle Ports website: http://www.fremantleports.com.au/Pages/default.aspx

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WESTPORT COMMUNITY SESSIONS IN JULY

 

A series of community information sessions will take place throughout July, giving community members an opportunity to learn more about the Westport Strategy.

Westport was established by the McGowan Labor government to establish the best location for a new port once Fremantle Port has reached its capacity.

The six interactive sessions will be held in Fremantle, Kwinana and Bunbury, where community members can drop in to find out more about the land use, transport, environmental and economic issues being considered in the development of the strategy.

The sessions will build on previous feedback provided by the community, which is summarised in the consultation report ‘Westport: What you have told us’.

All feedback received at the sessions will be used to inform the next discussion paper, which will be released for comment later this year.

Once complete, the Westport Strategy will fulfil an election commitment to plan solutions for port and freight related transport issues in Western Australia to meet the needs and expectations of the community and industry into the future.

Details of the location and timing for each information session are available on the Department of Transport’s website at http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/westport

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WET, WILD AND WONDERFUL FREMANTLE

 

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A lone surfer braved the winter storm at Leighton Beach  at lunch time today, and this mad photographer did the same to capture this beautiful photo of the wild Indian Ocean and Fremantle Port cranes in a misty shower.

It looks as if the big storm bypassed Fremantle as I did not see any major damage during my two hour drive along the river and the coast.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE LIGHTHOUSE REPAIRS

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on May 30, 2018

 

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Maintenance at the lighthouse on the South Mole in Fremantle Port made for a nice colourful photo this morning.

Roel Loopers

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FREO STEVEDORES NOT HAPPY WITH MINISTER

Posted in city of fremantle, containers, fremantle ports, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on May 5, 2018

 

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Fremantle stevedores DL World and Patrick’s are not very happy that Fremantle Ports has put out a general tender for the management of the container terminals on North Quay.

Yesterday Minister Rita Saffioti announced the Expressions of Interest for a seven-year lease and it appears the present operators were not aware of that.

DL World and Patrick’s have spent many millions of dollars on upgrading the facilities, getting bigger and better cranes, etc. over the past decades, so they were expecting the WA state government to liaise with them about new leases instead of a general tender.

The whole port thing is becoming a bit of a shambles, with millions of dollars wasted by the previous Liberal Government on legal advise and expert opinions for the intended sale/lease of Fremantle Port, and now the Westport task force will advise the government if a new outer harbour is viable and if it should be constructed at Kwinana or elsewhere.

It is also questionable if any new or present operator would substantially invest in the terminals when the lease is only for a 7+2 year period.

Roel Loopers

 

 

HIGH STREET UPGRADE INFO TODAY!

Posted in city of fremantle, freight, fremantle ports, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2018

 

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Come along to the drop-in sessions to see the draft concept plan and speak to the project team of Main Roads WA, who will be available to answer questions.

Drop-in anytime TODAY from 4pm to 7pm on Monday 30 April or 3pm to 6pm on Thursday 10 May at Stackwood, Stack Street, Fremantle.

View the draft concept plan and read more project information on the website – https://project.mainroads.wa.gov.au/home/southmetropolitan/highstreet/Pages/default.aspx

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A ROUNDABOUT FOR FREIGHT TO PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, freight, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on March 21, 2018

 

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This is the Fremantle High Street/Stirling Highway upgrade concept plan by Mainroads which will now go through a community consultation process.

Already there have been concerns expressed about pedestrian safety, parking for netball, FERN, the golf course, etc. so it is still a work in progress.

I’ll keep you up to date about any future community meetings set up by Mainroads so that you can have your say.

Roel Loopers

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SUN PRINCESS WILL CALL FREMANTLE HOME

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliner, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on March 19, 2018

 

Sun Princess

 

The announcement today that the Sun Princess cruise ship will call Fremantle her home port for the 2019-20 season is great news for Freo and Western Australia.

It is the biggest investment a cruise liner brand has ever made in WA and will mean a 100% increase in cruise ship passengers sailing through WA, which means an extra $ 32 million for our economy.

This is the result of the State Government upgrading ports in the north of the state and the Fremantle Passenger terminal.

Roel Loopers

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FACELIFT FOR FREMANTLE PASSENGER TERMINAL

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliners, fremantle ports, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on March 12, 2018

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The Fremantle Passenger Terminal at Victoria Quay will get a $ 3 million facelift this year with works starting this month.

There have been complaints from passengers and cruise ship operators about the heritage building which was built in 1960 and refurbished about twenty years ago.

The McGowan government will erect a new large canopy over the entrance to provide shade and shelter from the elements, the building will be painted and permanent screens will be put in front of the large windows.

144,000 cruiseline passengers arrived in Fremantle last financial year.

The facelift will do nothing though about passengers having to lug their luggage along either side of the railway line rain or shine and the ugly footbridge they have to conquer.

Roel Loopers

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