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CHANGES FOR FREMANTLE VISITOR CENTRE

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on May 7, 2019

 

The City of Fremantle is reviewing the Visitor Centre and the role it should play in the future. A consultant reviewed the operations of the centre and engaged with stakeholders and tourists to find out what is good and what is not working so well.

One recommendation is to cease taking bookings and selling merchandise at the Visitor Centre because of strong on-line competition. Bookings have gone down by 66% between 2012 and 2018.

There was also a lot of feedback about the poor web presence of the Visitor Centre that needs to be more relevant and up to date about what Fremantle has to offer.

It cost $ 460.000 yearly to run the centre which is managed by City staff and supported by many volunteers.

One of the things missing are multilingual fact sheets about what Fremantle has to offer, opening times of tourist attractions, etc.

Also missing, and that should also be the role of the Visitor Centre is connecting with stakeholders, so that everyone is aware what goes on in town. For example, at the Roundhouse the volunteers are not being informed about special exhibitions or events at the Maritime and Shipwreck museums or Fremantle Prison. There are also no flyers to hand out about festivals such as the Winter Festival, Hidden Treasures, Street Arts, etc.etc. and that is not good enough.

The Roundhouse very much plays the role of the second Visitor Centre so information needs to be shared better, so that the volunteers there can direct tourists to whatever is on in Fremantle.

Translations of the historic information about the Roundhouse are very popular with overseas tourists, especially those who speak no English at all, such as many Chinese, Korean and Japanese visitors, so fact sheets in many foreign languages should become a base for Fremantle’s information service to visitors.

The item is on the agenda of this Wednesday’s FPOL Committee, which unfortunately clashes with the Federal election Candidates Debate.

Roel Loopers

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FREO FARMER GOT HIS WIFE

Posted in city of fremantle, Uncategorized, wedding by freoview on May 6, 2019

 

 

It is not often a Fremantle farmer gets married, so when my mate Damian said he was marrying lovely Jo I had to tag along and take some photos of course.

Farmer Damian is well-known from his animal touch farms at the Growers Green Markets and Clancy’s on Sundays and elsewhere around Perth and also from his educational primary school visits with his cow.

The semi-rural setting for the wedding was provided by the Randwick Stables and that allowed for horses, sheep, goat, dogs, duck, chicken and rabbit to be part of the lovely relaxed ceremony.

Roel Loopers

 

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ENJOY THE GORGEOUS FREO SUNDAY!

 

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It is going to be another gorgeous Fremantle Sunday so why not start the day this morning at the lovely Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road in Beaconsfield.

It is open from 8am till noon with live music, fairies, face painting , Farmer Damian animal touch farm, fresh produce, great breakfast, coffee, lunch, organic fruit and vegies, etc.

The Growers Green is what Freo is all about!

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The last of the Fremantle Arts Centre Sunday Music courtyard sessions is on for this season with Grace Barbe, the queen of tropical rhythms. It’s free from 2-4pm and the cafe, pizza bar and bar are open.

Roel Loopers

 

 

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PORTSIDE TRADERS MARKET ON VICTORIA QUAY

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle ports, markets, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on March 13, 2019

 

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An early notice for those who plan their weekends early.

The huge Portside Traders Market is on this coming Saturday March 16 from 10am to 4pm on Victoria Quay in Fremantle Ports.

Check out all the participating stalls on the poster above, and there are a few more latecomers as well.

It should be a fun day, so come along!

Roel Loopers

 

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CHILL OUT SUNDAY IN FREMANTLE

 

It’s going to be a lovely 30 degrees Sunday so get out and about and enjoy Fremantle!

The Sunday tradition starts with the Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road in Beaconsfield from 8am till midday.

From 2-4pm the free courtyard music session is on at the Fremantle Arts Centre with Grace Sanders and her band offering jazz, pop and soul music, accompanied on stage by the all female Dulcie alt-pop quartet.

From 4-9pm Victoria Quay will come alive with the Merchants’ Mess Food Truck Markets, so head out there for dinner, live music and the sun setting behind the lighthouses.

And while there don’t forget to walk over to the Maritime Museum where on the deck Harbour Sundays will be on and Tom Fisher and the Layabouts playing from 5pm.

All venues will have plenty of food and drinks on offer, so chill and enjoy the Freo lifestyle!

Roel Loopers

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GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET IS BACK!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, growers green markets, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on January 12, 2019

 

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The Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market is back after a well-deserved NY’s break.

So head for the Fremantle College on Lefroy Road this Sunday between 8am and noon for fresh fruit&vegetables, organic produce, breads, pastries, etc.

There are also food stalls for yummy breakfast or take-away for lunch, great coffee, Farmer Damian’s animal touch farm for the kids, live music, face painting, and that unique very Freo community ambience.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE VICTORIA QUAY EVENTS THIS SUMMER

Posted in city of fremantle, community, fremantle ports, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on January 6, 2019

 

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There are a lot of activities planned for Victoria Quay at Fremantle Port this summer.

On January 15 and 24 Spare Parts Puppet Theatre will hold workshops for kids 4+. there will be outdoors Maritime Movies on January 12 and the Merchants’ Mess Markets with food trucks from 4-9pm on January 20 and February 17.

And on the long Australia Day weekend January 26 and 27 the Rock Rattle and Roll Festival will be on VQ.

There is more so check out the http://www.victoriaquay.com.au website.

Roel Loopers

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MARKET AND MUSIC FREO SUNDAY FUN

 

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It is sooooo much nicer to go food shopping at the Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market than going to a sterile shopping centre, and the last one of the year is on this Sunday December 23 from 8am till midday.

So get on your airconditioned bikes or in your hot cars and head to Fremantle College on Lefroy Road for all that fresh produce and yummy breakfast offers.

And from 2-4pm sit in the shade of the plane trees in the courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre for the free concert by The Last Fair Deal with powerhouse lead singer Ofa Fotu and listen to the great blues and soul.

Roel Loopers

 

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ENJOY THE MARKETS, MUSIC AND CAROLS IN FREMANTLE TODAY

 

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It does not look like rain at all this beautiful Sunday morning in Fremantle so get out and enjoy it!

The Growers Green Farmers Market is on at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road till 12 midday for great fresh produce and yummy breakfasts and coffee.

Make sure to have a look at the Glen Cowans photography stall where my friend Louise sells amazing jewelry at very affordable prices!

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At the Fremantle Arts Centre free courtyard music session today Thando will perform her soulful R&B from 2-4pm.

From 5-8.30 on the Carols by Candlelight are on at Fremantle Oval with Libby Hammer and the Arcadian Voices, and food stalls for the hungry.

Roel Loopers

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ENJOY AN ARTY SUNDAY IN FREMANTLE!

 

 

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It was a rather cool and cloudy early Sunday morning in Freo, but the sun is coming through right now at 9am, so get out and about and enjoy our beautiful city!

The Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road is already underway and open till midday.

The FOMO Colour event by Sirona Capital at Fremantle Oval runs from 10am to 2pm and the hundreds of easels will create one very large canvas. Will it be a Guinness Book of Records entry?

The idea is for anyone-young and old- to come to the oval and paint an image, supported by local artists Anya Brock and Dave Spencer. It is a free event with entertainment and food stalls, so support it!

And from 2-4pm Emily Baker will be singing at the free courtyard music session in the Fremantle Arts Centre, where Animaze is also on with amazing animals for kids and lots to do.

Roel Loopers

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