The City of Fremantle is planning a nationwide competition for the design of a nature playground at Kings Square as part of the Kings Square Project development.
The area allocated would be to the east of the St John’s church, on land owned by the church, and close to the new cafe that will be part of the new Civic Centre and Library at Kings Square.
It is estimated the design and construction of the playground will cost $ 500,000.00.
A jury which would have members of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, CoF Design Advisory Committee and Fremantle City officers would decide on the winning submission for the project.
It’s warming up at the start of this week, so get the shorts and minis ready for a couple of days. The beaches and alfresco cafes will be inviting and the Fremantle Arts Centre is a lovely colourful and historic spot to relax at, and it has free wifi!
The great Fremantle Print Award exhibition is still on, so go and spend an hour or long lunch at the FAC!
Work has started on the new Fremantle Market Street PIAZZA behind Gino’s and the Dome cafe.
New trees were planted this morning and new seating and lighting will also soon be installed, all ready to go for summer.
The Turtle Festival is on this Saturday October 1 at Bibra Lake from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, so go and find out all about the long-necked turtles there.
It is a fun day for the whole family, so take the kids to the Cockburn Wetlands Precinct at 184 Hope Road, Bibra Lake.
You don’t have to go far in Fremantle to feel you are on holiday, as I again discovered at the North Fremantle foreshore this morning.
It is the kind of morning normal people refer to as bloody cold, and only those eternally optimistic glass is half full people call it invigorating, so I decided a change in routine would be good, after the routinely morning coffee and newspaper in a West End cafe, and had a stroll along the north bank of the Swan river.
There were quite a few people out and about walking dogs and the only negative up that way is the constant noise of cars on the bridges.
Here some impressions. Enjoy the long weekend!
I appreciate that artists are creative individuals but why they need to put up their easels under the new Fremantle Rainbow sculpture when painting portraits is something I don’t understand.
It’s not exactly ‘en plein air’ painting as it does not reference the street and landscape and has nothing to do with the Rainbow sculpture.
Parking a car there is also pretty inconsiderate as it spoils photos anyone might like to take of the colourful sculpture.
This long bubble tube at the Fremantle Winter Festival at the Esplanade is very popular with children who run and roll around inside it.
It looks like a whole lot of fun, so can we have a senior night in them as well? Only kidding!
If you haven’t been there, go and check it out. There is ice skating and a huge slide, toboggan, food and drinks and even hot chestnuts and ‘real’ snow.
I am really looking forward to the Fremantle WINTER FESTIVAL as it is always a lot of fun. It is not only in a different location, in the car park south of the Esplanade, but it also looks more cosy with large marquees around it and the National Hotel bar even has an upstairs area to watch people ice skating from.
Stencils are being painted all over the CBD so people can easily find the ice rink. It opens on Friday!
The construction of the ice rink for the Fremantle Winter Festival is on the way at the Italian Club car park just south of the Esplanade Youth Plaza. It will start late next week.
There will be food stalls and a bar that serves mulled wine and hopefully hot chocolate for the kids as well.
It is a much better location that will not face the same huge rain puddle problems and damage to the Esplanade, as happened last year.
If you don’t feel like falling on your bum, it’s great to watch as well and a really nice atmosphere, so bring family and friends and tell everyone!