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FREO’S BEAUTIFUL BOO PARK

Posted in birds, city of fremantle, nature, Uncategorized by freoview on May 31, 2020

 

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While searching for the storm damage in Booyeembara Park yesterday I took these photos of the lovely park.

Roel Loopers

FREO ESPLANADE TOILETS ARE OPEN AGAIN!

Posted in city of fremantle, health, local government, mothers day, Uncategorized by freoview on May 10, 2020

 

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Good to see that the City of Fremantle has re-opened the public toilets on the Esplanade just in time for Mothers Day.

The signs that the toilets are closed are still on the security gates, so maybe they only open them today. Time will tell.

The weather is stunning, so go wander about our beautiful city and have a fun Sunday!

Roel Loopers

NO CAFE SEATS. NO PROBLEM!

Posted in bicycles, cafe, city of fremantle, covid-19, Uncategorized by freoview on May 8, 2020

 

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This gentleman has adapted very well to the Covid-19 restrictions and the takeaway only cafes by bringing his own seat when riding his bike. Good on him!

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FREMANTLE CYCLING WITHOUT AGE

Posted in aged, bicycles, city of fremantle, seniors, Uncategorized by freoview on December 4, 2019

 

Cycling Without Age, an international not-for-profit organisation that allows elderly and less mobile people to experience an outdoor ride on trishaw e-bikes piloted by volunteer cyclists, has launched in Fremantle.

The social enterprise was partially funded by the City of Fremantle’s Arts and Community Grants program and received $5000 earlier this year to help get it off the ground.

City of Fremantle Director of Community Development Michelle Brennand said Cycling Without Age encouraged ageing in a positive context and built bridges between generations.

Cycling Without Age was established in Denmark in 2012, and is represented in 42 countries around the world today.

Cycling Without Age are piloted trishaw rides that follow two routes and are  entirely free for passengers.

They depart Monday to Friday from South Beach and cycle to South Fremantle Power Station and back, and on weekends they are at Bathers Beach cycling to B Shed and the South Mole.

Volunteer pilot cyclist act as a channel for passengers telling stories and many of the older passengers talk about their memories of the area.

Cycling Without Age’s Fremantle chapter is currently recruiting volunteer cyclists, who will be trained to pilot the trishaw.

They are also raising funds for a second trishaw. While the first trishaw was funded by a bequest and a City of Fremantle community grant, CWA are now seeking smaller donations and sponsorships from local businesses and care providers to expand this  community service.

For more information, visit cyclingwithoutage.org.au. To book a ride, call 0448 447 223 or email adminwa@cyclingwithoutage.org.au.

Cycling Without Age is also offering trial rides at the City’s International Day of People with Disability and International Volunteer Day event at The Meeting Place on 5 December. Book here to register your attendance.

 

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BIG GRANT FOR KINGS SQUARE PLAYGROUND

 

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The City of Fremantle has been successful in securing a $342,000 grant from Lotterywest to go towards the new play space in Kings Square.

Inspired by the Fremantle’s industrial history and close links with nature, the concept design for the play space includes features such as cranes, bridges, train tracks and shipping containers and incorporates natural elements including water and trees.

It’s also set to feature bold lighting treatments, interactive soundscapes and tactile nature play elements.

The concept is for the play space to have zones which will appeal to a broad age range from toddlers through to primary school children, as well as being accessible for children with disabilities.

Programmable lighting elements will also highlight the play space features at night, creating a whole new look and feel after dark and to make it a feature of the broader public space in Kings Square.

Around 170 Fremantle kids and their parents were asked to help design the new play space through surveys and a series of workshops at local schools.

WA-based landscape architecture firm Seedesign Studio were selected via a competitive tender process to develop a concept based on their feedback.

Construction on the play space is expected to start in August 2020 and be completed by December.

A focal point for the play space will be a new Moreton Bay fig tree to replace the tree that had to be removed last year due to public safety concerns.

A replacement fig tree has been identified and is being prepared for relocation from Ord Street to Kings Square in winter next year.

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WINTER MORNING AT FREO’S PORT BEACH

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on August 17, 2019

 

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That was a very wet and stormy night in Fremantle and this morning it was invigorating when I and a few other mad people had a walk at Port Beach.

The sun is coming out now so it should be warming up a bit I hope.

Go and enjoy Fremantle, shop around, visit the cafes and restaurants and support our local traders!

Roel LooperS

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POINT WALTER TRANQUILITY

Posted in city of fremantle, nature, Uncategorized by freoview on July 23, 2019

 

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A bit of nature’s tranquility at Point Walter.

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HEAD OUT TO HILTON TODAY

Posted in city of fremantle, community, gardening, hilton, Uncategorized by freoview on July 13, 2019

 

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Hilton Tram Tour

Glass Houses&Green Futures is on today at the Hilton Harvest Community Garden from 2.30-6pm.

It is also on the route of the Magical Mystery Tram Tour that is on from 12 midday to 3pm.

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BOARDWALK FROM FREO TO SCARBOROUGH?

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, city planning, indian ocean, Uncategorized by freoview on May 31, 2019

 

The idea by the Tourism Council of WA for a 25km boardwalk from Fremantle all the way to Scarborough is an interesting one, but can it ever be realised?

It would be a hugely expensive project to undertake, have environmental impact, and councils and communities along the path might not like the idea, and who would pay for it?

The proposed new long boardwalk would link the existing boardwalk that links Floreat Beach to City Beach.

I’d love to go for very long leisurely walks along the beautiful Indian Ocean without having to divert into the suburbs to get back to the ocean, but is it viable and has Fremantle Council be consulted about the idea?

I would love to see the Bathers Beach boardwalk extended to the J Shed A Class reserve. That would make a huge difference in the West End.

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MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS FOR BOOYEEMBARA PARK

Posted in bicycles, bikes, city of fremantle, fitness, local government, outdoors, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on May 7, 2019

 

The FPOL Committee of Fremantle Council will on Wednesday consider to formalise the mountain bike trails that were created by the community in Booyeembara Park, at request of the Fremantle Mountain Bike Collective.

Trails have been constructed by the community but a feasibility and land-use compatibility study will have to be conducted since there are fragments of asbestos in the park.

The Fremantle Mountain Biking Collective proposal for mountain biking trails in Booyeembara Park proposes two key concepts:
1-3 narrow trails running from the ridge on the eastern side of the park south towards Stevens Street.
A pump/jump skills park.

The location/s and design elements will be finalised through the design process however are generally located in the eastern end of the park in the revegetated bushland.

Since the next mountain bike trails are 2 hours away near Kalamunda it would be fantastic to offer them here in Fremantle and encourage more young people to take up this outdoor activity.

Booyeembara Park could do with a bit more activation, so I hope Council will go ahead with it.

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