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Posted in Uncategorized, city of fremantle, development, accommodation, real estate, property by freoview on February 18, 2020




The Social residential apartment building on the former Fremantle Workers Club site in Henry Street is nearing completion, with quite beautiful metal folding blinds on the balconies being installed currently. I like the look of it.

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliners, cruises, fremantle ports, health, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on February 18, 2020




The Queen Mary II arrived in Fremantle Port before sunrise today for an unscheduled stop because of the global coronavirus scare.

The cruiseship was due to leave Singapore for an Asian tour, but the Cunard Line decided it was too risky and is flying passengers who were due to board the ship in Singapore to Perth, from where they will be visiting Australian ports.

The QM II is back due in Freo on March 14.

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, electricity, state government, Uncategorized by freoview on February 18, 2020


WA Energy Minister Bill Johnston has announced a trial of a new funding model that will allow more Western Australians to access the benefits of underground power.

Western Power’s Network Renewal Underground Program Pilot will be tested in four suburbs where significant capital works projects have been planned to replace and upgrade sections of overhead network.

Local governments invited to participate in the pilot are the Town of Bassendean (Eden Hill), City of Stirling (Scarborough), City of Fremantle (Hilton) and the Town of Victoria Park with the City of Canning (St James).

Under the pilot model, local government authorities are being given the option to contribute additional funds to cover the difference between like-for-like pole replacement and the cost of converting the area to underground power.

Because the poles and wires in the pilot areas are old and due to be replaced, the cost to homes and businesses are expected to be lower than the State Government-led Underground Power Program and other local government-led programs for undergrounding.


Posted in art, bathers beach, city of fremantle, sculpture@bathers, Uncategorized by freoview on February 18, 2020


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They were testing the LUMINOUS project of Sculpture at Bathers last night that lights up the dune path, so I went and took some photos.

It will be running from tonight on for the next two weeks, so go and have a wander.

Roel Loopers



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Here the latest photos of the construction of Fremantle’s new Civic Centre at Kings Square. It’s looking very impressive.

Roel Loopers


Posted in art, bathers beach, city of fremantle, sculpture@bathers, Uncategorized by freoview on February 17, 2020




I had another very busy day, so more photos to come tomorrow, also of the Luminous project of Sculpture at Bathers, that lights up the dune path at Bathers Beach.

My last post of the day before I collapse. ;>)

Roel Loopers


Posted in aboriginal, bathers beach, city of fremantle, culture, sculpture@bathers by freoview on February 17, 2020




What a shame that the Karla Nulla Boodja Wardarn sunset ceremony honouring Fire, Earth and Sea, which will have Bruce Abbott’s Seawall Bunker as the centrepiece, is on Sunday March 1 at sunset, the same day the huge Highway to Hell event is on Canning Highway, with the Fremantle part of it around 8.30.

The Seawall Bunker is part of Sculpture at Bathers and is a community participation artwork facilitated by Sculpture at Bathers artist Bruce Abbott. The ephemeral work reflects environmental themes relating to climate change and sea-level rise.

The Bathers Beach event deserves to have a lot of people watching it, but I fear most of them will opt for the once in a lifetime Highway to Hell spectacle.

Would it be possible to change the Karla Null Boodja Wardarn event to the Saturday or Monday of the long weekend?

Roel Loopers



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I am delighted to hear that work has commenced on Yolk Property Group’s Little Lane apartments at 52 Adelaide Street in Fremantle, with demolition of the iconic site now underway.

I believe it is essential that the run down east of the CBD will be modernised and with the Woolstores hotel development and Hilton Doubletree hotel development in the pipeline and the Kings Square redevelopment nearing completion, the modernisation of the Fremantle CBD is well under way

The Little Lane building was home in the 1960s and 1970s to the Coles department store and in more recent times Many 2.0.

Little Lane will feature 70 apartments above a laneway alive with a new mix of cafe and foodie culture.

One of Australia and New Zealand’s largest construction providers Icon / Cockram has been appointed to build Little Lane. The apartments were designed by Fremantle based Harris Jenkins Architects

Affordable through a mix of dwelling sizes, the one, two and three-bedroom residences start from $359,000.

With extensive use of rooftop solar panels and a guarantee from an independent energy supplier, residents will be rewarded with a discounted rate of 10 per cent less than Synergy’s A1 Home

With demolition works scheduled to take three months, construction is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2021.


For further information visit

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on February 17, 2020




The SUNSHINE HARVESTER WORKS foodhall officially opened on Friday at Fremantle’s Beach Street, but unfortunately it was not open when I walked by at 3pm on Sunday afternoon, so could not take photos of the inside.

The foodhall is next to The Mantle near the corner of James Street with ample parking across the road, so go and check it out.

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on February 17, 2020



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The Paint the Port day is on March 14 where people are asked to submit photos and paintings of Fremantle Port, so I wanted to show some different perspectives of the port, and hope to encourage people not to shoot the obvious.

While wandering around Freo for three hours on Sunday afternoon I took these photos on Victoria Quay. The reflections were taking in the revolving door of the Maritime Museum

For more information go to

Roel Loopers

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