Freo's View

SUNSET FOOD UNDER FREO BRIDGE

Posted in city of fremantle, food, Uncategorized by freoview on October 31, 2017

 

 

The Monday night UNDER THE BRIDGE FREO FOOD TRUCKS at the Fremantle East Street jetty is becoming very popular with locals.

It is a very Freo setting at the Swan river with the sun setting behind the port, while eating delicious food in a relaxing environment.

Food from Flying Fallafels, Eat No Evil, and others, music, fresh air and views of the Rainbow artwork.

It is on every Monday during the summer months from 5pm till about 8.30, so go and check it out next week!

 

Roel Loopers

 

FREO HIGH TIDE FESTIVAL AT NIGHT

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle festival, Uncategorized by freoview on October 30, 2017

 

High Tide 1

 

I went and had a look at the evening art of the High Tide biennale of the Fremantle Festival, although there was an ice-cold wind blowing last night.

The Ships in the Night projections by Jo Darbyshire on the Fremantle Port building, and the Uprising blue smoke by Tom Muleller inside the Roundhouse.

Felice Varini’s Arcs D’Ellipses looks different at night and the beautiful festival hub by Harris Architects looks wonderful.

 

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SEARCH FOR MISSING 88-YEAR-OLD EAST FREO MAN

Posted in city of fremantle, people, police, Uncategorized by freoview on October 18, 2017

 

The underpass at Peter Hughes Drive into Fremantle Port looked like a crime scene this morning, with a lot of police, SES and Fremantle City safety officers there, but it turned out they are looking for missing 88-year-old East Fremantle man Franco Robello.

Robello has white has white hair and a white beard, so should you see him around please contact police.

 

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FREMANTLE THE ARTY CITY

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle festival, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on October 10, 2017

 

raindrops 1

 

Raindrops on a table at the Fremantle Lapa restaurants in High Street created a nice arty photo for me this morning.

The blue reminded me of my first solo exhibition at the Delaney Galleries in Perth in 1990. The show was all about the magnificent WA sky with man-made objects in it. I took the show to Germany in 1991 at the Keresztes Gallery in Nuremberg, where it sold out.

This year’s Fremantle Festival will revisit an idea I had in 2004 where I projected photos on the Fremantle Port building as part of FotoFreo.

Artist Jo Darbyshire’s projection show Ships in the Night is part of the Freo festival this year and she will project the names of the ships that visited, she recorded for a year.

 

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE HOME PORT FOR PRINCESS CRUISE SHIP

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliners, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on October 8, 2017

 

maritime museum sunset

 

WA Premier Mark McGowan announced on board the Sea Princess cruise liner in Fremantle port today the state government’s $ 7 million commitment to upgrade WA ports so they can better accommodate cruise ships.

This will allow Carnival Australia’s Sun Princess cruise ship to have her home port in Fremantle from next year.

According to the Premier that’s 400 jobs for Western Australians, and around $135 million for the WA economy.

Mc Gowan said that we want people from all over the world to visit WA and cruise ships are an important component of our plans to boost tourism and create WA jobs.

 

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ABOUT FREO PARKING AND RATES

Posted in city of fremantle, notre dame university, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on October 8, 2017

 

During the Fremantle local election campaign I often get asked about parking and Notre Dame University not paying rates, so I want to share my thoughts on that with you.

I have stated for many years that Fremantle has a perceived parking problem, as there is ample parking in the inner city. The one ‘problem’ Freo has is that street parking is not always available close to where one wants to go, and on weekdays that is often due to Notre Dame students occupying the bays in the West End all day.

Especially on weekdays the multi-storey carparks at Point, Collie and Henderson streets have plenty of vacant car bays, and so do the car parks along Mews Road, west of the railway line, and at Victoria Quay and Beach Street.

I do not believe that broadly supplying more free parking would help our traders and visitors, as uni students would just take them.

We also need to consider that parking fees and fines are a major revenue source for the City of Fremantle, so how would we make up for that financial loss? Reducing services would not be welcomed by ratepayers and residents.

Staying with rates. Like all educational institutions in Australia Notre Dame University is not required to pay council rates, and neither do churches and Fremantle Port.

Notre Dame is a great asset to Fremantle and I am a big supporter of the university. It brings over 7,000 people daily to Fremantle, and West End cafes would not be there without them.

Freo City signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Notre Dame every two years and the uni is required to spend an agreed amount of money on activation events.

UNDA is working on installing street activation nodes at the moment, and is also planning a heritage wall at the back of the Santa Maria library in Henry Street.

In an ideal world a small city like Fremantle should receive rates from each and every property owner in our city, but they have no power to enforce that.

 

Roel Loopers

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LOVELY RIVERSIDE DRIVE

Posted in city of fremantle, east fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on October 5, 2017

 

Plympton Steps

 

It is just out of Fremantle, but I love walking and driving along Riverside Drive in East Fremantle.

It is great to see all the yachts, the pelicans, mums with prams, joggers, families, dog walkers as one goes along.

The Leeuwin Barracks development project will be a huge thing for the Town of East Fremantle, so I am looking forward to that starting next year some time.

I always end up on the top near Petra Street where one can look along the Swan River from above the yacht club and see the Perth highrise buildings in the distance.

On the way back there are great views to Fremantle Port.

The Plympton Steps have been completed and with the freshly-painted Tradeswind Hotel above it it looks very attractive.

 

Roel Loopers

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GREAT NEW TOURIST ATTRACTION FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle port, navy, Uncategorized by freoview on September 15, 2017

 

Monument

 

The Royal Australian Navy has announced a massive new monument and tourist attraction for Fremantle.

The $ 2 million Sailor monument, that will be placed on the North Mole of Fremantle Port, will have a large 3.6 metre high bronze sculpture of a sailor, plus ten granite walls full of navy history.

What a timely and brilliant addition for Fremantle during a time of the greatest transformation of our city!

Roel Loopers

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NEW TASKFORCE FOR NEW OUTER HARBOUR

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on September 12, 2017

 

Transport, Planning and Lands Minister Rita Saffioti has announced that the WA State Government has assigned the Westport Taskforce, chaired by Nicole Lockwood, to do the long-term planning for a new outer harbour at Kwinana.

The multi-agency will create a long-range vision for the planning, development and growth of the inner harbour in Fremantle and the new outer harbour in Cockburn Sound.

The taskforce is to deliver a ports and environs strategic plan that will comprise of experts from multiple state agencies, such as transport, finances, planning, employment, and the environment.

The taskforce will plan the size and location of the new port, the timing and the operating model, and rail and road links to the Kwinana port.

 

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MAGIC FREMANTLE PORT SUNRISE

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on September 10, 2017

 

port sunrise

 

Beautiful dark clouds and very strong directional early sun rays made for a pretty magic early morning in Fremantle Port today.

There is rain forecast, so this looks like a good indication of it coming in.

I heard that yesterday humpback whales were frolicking inside the port, but I missed them.

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