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NORTH FREO GROWING CHANGE COMMUNITY FARM TODAY!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, gardening, Uncategorized by freoview on March 23, 2019

 

Dr Noel Nannup, Noongar Elder, storyteller & cultural guide, will be opening the North Fremantle Community Farm at Thompson Road farm with a special Welcome Ceremony this Saturday Morning, March 23. He’ll be sharing his amazing cultural wisdom and insights on healing plants and places.

Hannah Tarrant, Notre Dame Uni PhD Candidate, will talk about her research on the impact of social farming on mental wellbeing. And the social programs we’re running this year for young people aged 18-25 years. And…

Ezereve, who has the voice of an angel will be serenading the community gardeners and visitors. She is a passionate social justice advocate and plays all over Perth including singing with the Perth Symphony Orchestra.

9 am : Farm open to the community
10 am : Welcome by Dr Noel Nannup
10.15 am : Introduction and overview of plans by Dylan Smith
10.20 am : Social farming for wellbeing PhD project overview with Hannah Tarrant
10.30 am : Live music by Ezereve, morning tea available for purchase, chat with the new farm crew and share your ideas and suggestions for the future
12.00 : Farm event finishes

There will be a number of stations set up people can visit and find out more about the North Freo community’s plans for Growing Change  where visitors can share their thoughts about social impact, workshops and venue use, growing, site design, business and events.

BYO picnic rugs, chairs, snacks, hats and covered shoes, and your beautiful mind brimming with ideas.

Roel Loopers

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NORTH FREMANTLE COMMUNITY NOT HAPPY WITH GROWING PORT

 

The North Fremantle community is not happy that Fremantle Council is officially supporting a continuation of a working Fremantle Port.

Ann Forma and Gerard MacGill of the North Fremantle Community Association have published a paper scrutinising facts and criticising new plans and the lack of consideration given to the impact a growing container port will have on local residents.

Forma and MacGill question why Fremantle Council have pre-empted the outcome of the Westport Taskforce by stating it wants “To retain and if possible expand this economic activity into the future, the inner harbour should be retained in the long term as an operating port.”

A Port study in 1991 already asked if the port will still be adequate in 30 years, and if not if it could be adapted or should a new port be constructed, and if so, where?

In 2005 Fremantle Ports’ preferred future was an overflow container port on an artificial island at Navel Base, south of Henderson.

The leases for DP World and Patrick’s at North Quay expire at the end of June this year, according to the NFCA report, but the preferred option of Fremantle Ports is to sign new seven-year leases with the stevedores, which would have the option of two future seven-year period extensions, so for a total of 21 years, ending in 2040.

The North Fremantle Community Association  paper states that the North Fremantle community paid a big price over the last 50 years with the ever-increasing port activities, but that the social and environmental impacts have never been properly assessed.

Roel Loopers

The NFCA report in full here:

Fremantle Ports Container Terminal History and Future

FREO PORT BEACH REPAIRS START TODAY

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, local government, storm, Uncategorized by freoview on November 6, 2018

 

 

Remediation works starting today will ensure that Port Beach in North Fremantle, one of Fremantle’s most popular beaches, will be back to its best in time for summer.

Severe storms in May this year caused significant erosion at Port Beach, washing away beach access paths and undermining parts of the southern car park.

Since then the City of Fremantle has been working to repair the access paths, monitoring the dunes and reinforcing the revetment wall in front of the car park.

Parks and Landscapes manager Ryan Abbott said the works starting today will complete the remediation of the car park and also add a new pedestrian walkway and fencing.

“The erosion over winter was quite significant, but over the past few months the natural changes in the weather and coastal conditions have seen the sand build up again and beach is looking great,” Mr Abbott said.

“There are about 40 parking bays at Port Beach that have been fenced off for safety reasons after they were undermined in the storms.

“The works the City will be undertaking over the next few weeks will remove the undermined sections of the car park, provide for additional dune establishment and install a new walkway and fencing.

“The works are expected to take about two weeks, so provided the weather is kind we’ll be all done and Port Beach will be ready to go in time for summer.”

Remaining works to remove exposed remnant infrastructure and remediate beach access paths at Sandtrax beach are scheduled for completion in December.

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VERY FREO MURAL IN NORTH FREMANTLE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, north fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on October 28, 2018

 

Old Bridge Cellars

 

The Old Bridge Cellars bottleshop in North Fremantle, which already has some lovely Aboriginal art on the front of the building, has added this very Freo mural on the back of the building.

Unfortunately I don’t know who the artist is so I can’t give him/her the credit they deserve. If anyone knows, please do let me know, so that I can add it here!

Roel Loopers

I have just been informed that the artist is Shaky Jakey!

STRING MUSIC FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL KIDS

Posted in children, city of fremantle, education, music, schools, Uncategorized by freoview on August 20, 2018

 

Stringbeans Thursdays

 

Sounds like a great idea for the kids! The Stringbeans Orchestra will be at the North Fremantle Bowls Club every Thursday from 4 – 5.30pm.

It’s is for primary school students who play string instruments, or want to start it. Watch, listen and play!

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NORTH FREO WINTER MUSIC FEST ON TODAY

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, festival, music, Uncategorized by freoview on June 16, 2018

 

June 16 Winter Music Fest Nth Freo

The Fremantle Winter Music Festival is on this evening in North Fremantle, so head out that way for a night of great music.

It is held at MOJOS, The North Fremantle Bowling Club, Port Beach Garden Bar, Railway Hotel, Swan Basement, Swan Hotel and the Guildhall.

Roel Loopers

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HAVING COMMUNITY FUN IN NORTH FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, community, festival, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on May 10, 2018

 

 

It’s North Freo Community Day this Saturday May 12 from 12 noon till 5 pm at the Gilbert Fraser Reserve, so make sure to head out there when the weather is going to be fine.

The new North Fremantle Twilight Markets is looking for stallholders as well for Friday May 18, so check out the details on the poster above.

Roel Loopers

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NO BAR-YET-FOR LEIGHTON BEACH BOULEVARD

Posted in bar, city of fremantle, development, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on March 8, 2018

 

The application for a 75 patron small bar at Leighton Beach Boulevard was deferred by the Fremantle Planning Committee last night because the public consultation had been inadequate and needs to be redone.

Members of the public who bought apartments in the new buildings were irate that the public consultation period had been done over Christmas when most property owners only moved into their new homes in mid January and did not know about the bar application, which they believe will negatively impact on their lifestyle and comfort.

Councillors agreed that it was not fair so a new public consultation period will be set by the officers, so that more owners can put submissions to council.

Roel Loopers

BIGGER GARDEN FOR NORTH FREO’S MOJO’S

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, entertainment, music, Uncategorized by freoview on February 5, 2018

 

The very popular North Fremantle MOJO’S music bar wants to grow bigger and has applied to the City of Fremantle for an extension to its beer garden.

MOJO’S wants to extend the 72 square metre uncovered back beer garden by 57 square metres to make the total floor space of the bar area 212 square metres, to be able to accommodate approximately 250 patrons.

It wants to open a new bar in the existing beer garden and partly demolish some of the exterior walls.

The item is on this Wednesday’s CoF Planning Committee agenda and recommended for approval by the officers.

The officers recommend that the walls be constructed according to the expert’s Acoustic Report an that no music source, including sound systems and live performances will be permitted in the beer garden.

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NORTH FREMANTLE GOOD PROPERTY INVESTMENT

Posted in city of fremantle, housing, property, real estate, Uncategorized by freoview on January 31, 2018

 

North Fremantle was the leading suburb in real estate price growth in 2017 according to REIWA.

Median house prices in North Freo jumped by 26.3%, with Applecross coming second with 24% and Dalkeith third with 20.9%.

Bicton also did well with a 17% increase in median house prices.

 

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