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FREMANTLE’S NEW COLOURS

Posted in art, cars, city of fremantle, Kings Square Redevelopment Project, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on March 23, 2020

 

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It’s not all down in good old Freo, as long as we look up now and then. The Henderson Street carpark, which is part of the Kings Square Redevelopment Project, is looking very bright and colourful.

The artwork by British artist Morag Myerscouch is nearly completed.

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TAXI PARKING IN THE PEDESTRIAN MALL

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on March 14, 2020

 

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Why does the City of Fremantle allow taxis to park in the Henderson Street mall in the evenings? It’s a mall!

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FREO’S MOST COLOURFUL CARPARK

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Look away if you don’t like bright colours!

The artistic painting of the Fremantle Henderson Street carpark by Sirona Capital is now well underway, and I quite like it.

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FREO CARPARK ARTRACTION

 

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The Fremantle Henderson Street carpark facade is getting an arty facelift, which is a good idea, as it is pretty bland currently.

Do the triangles indicate that Kings Square in reality is two triangles and not a square?

The carpark upgrade is part of the Sirona Capital Kings Square Redevelopment Project that is nearing completion, with Department of Communities staff moving in from March 23.

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POPULAR FREE FREMANTLE PARKING

Posted in accidents, cars, christmas, city of fremantle, local government, parking, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on December 19, 2019

 

Fremantle’s free Christmas parking is proving to be very popular with a significant increase in parking on weekdays.

City of Fremantle Director of City Business Glen Dougall said that “Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a 21 per cent increase in the number of people using the PayStay app to park in City of Fremantle car parks between Monday and Thursday,” Mr Dougall said.

“That suggests that a lot of people have been coming to Fremantle, downloading the app and making the most of the two hours of free parking to do some Christmas shopping or enjoy a festive catch-up with friends.

The free parking offer extends right through until Boxing Day, so that’s a great reason for people to come down to Freo and grab themselves a bargain at the Boxing Day sales.

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LET SANTA PAY FOR FREO PARKING!

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, parking by freoview on December 3, 2019

 

 

Santa Claus and his helpers are back in Freo spreading Christmas cheer and paying for shoppers’ parking.

The big guy from the North Pole will be visiting car parks and businesses in the city centre on Mondays through to Thursdays, handing out lollies to the kids and paying for parking, from now right up until Christmas Eve.

For tips on Santa’s whereabouts and updates on the latest sightings, check out the City of Fremantle Facebook page.

If you see Santa and his elf grab a selfie and tag the City of Fremantle.

Along with free parking Santa, the City of Fremantle’s Christmas shopping initiative to provide two-hour free parking at all of its off-street car parks has kicked off today.

The free parking offer will run until Boxing Day and be available Monday to Thursday from 9am-4pm via the City of Fremantle’s PayStay mobile parking app.

To take advantage of the free parking offer all people need to do is download the PayStay app and activate their parking sessions via the app.

It is no longer a requirement to pre-load credit to use PayStay. People who download the app and register for the first time using a postcode in the Perth metro area will have their minimum credit balance and minimum top-up amount automatically set to zero.

People who have already registered with PayStay can login to their account on the website or the app and set their minimum balances to zero.

The PayStay app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play, or by visiting the PayStay website.

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FREEO PARKING CLARIFICATION

Posted in cars, christmas, city of fremantle, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on December 2, 2019

 

THERE WAS A COMMENT ABOUT THE FREE CHRISTMAS PARKING IN FREMANTLE AND THE CLAIM MOTORISTS HAD TO PAY UPFRONT TO USE THE NEW PARKING SERVICE, BUT THAT HAS CHANGED ACCORDING TO THE CITY OF FREMANTLE, SEE BELOW:

I noticed the comment on your post about the free parking offer via Paystay about having to ‘pre-load’ credit in order to use PayStay.

When PayStay was first launched that was true – although it wasn’t $20 (it required a minimum credit balance of $5 and then a minimum top up amount of $5, so effectively the pre-load was $10).

However based on the initial feedback we received from the public we got PayStay to change that quite some time ago.

Now people can go onto the PayStay website https://www.paystay.com.au/ (they can do this on their phone) and set their minimum balance and top-up to zero, which therefore means you pay as to you go.

And the free parking offer is not on weekends! Only Monday to Thursday.

Roel Loopers

FREE FREMANTLE CHRISTMAS PARKING

Posted in cars, christmas, city of fremantle, local government, parking, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on November 30, 2019

 

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CHRISTMAS HAS COME EARLY! Starting this weekend, the City of Fremantle will be gifting 2 hours of FREE parking until Boxing Day! So whether you’re heading into Freo to do your shopping or enjoying a leisurely lunch, you can now bring the car and not worry about the cost!

To redeem, you will have to use PayStay at all of our off-street car parks. Keep an eye out for Free Parking Santa throughout December for special treats for the kiddies & if you’re lucky, he will also pay for your parking if you don’t have the app.

FREE-O CHRISTMAS PARKING

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, hospitality, local government, parking, retail, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on November 15, 2019

 

People shopping in Fremantle will be getting free parking from December 2 to Boxing Day at 27 carparks in the CBD.

Motorists will be able to park for free for up to two hours from Monday to Thursday between 9am and 4pm in one of the 2,300 bays.

Fremantle Council is trying to do everything to convince people to shop locally in our port city.

I do support the free parking but question why it is for two hours only and not for a three-hour period, so that shoppers have time to shop more leisurely and have enough time also to enjoy lunch and breakfast.

Roel Loopers

UPDATE ON FREMANTLE PARKING METERS

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on October 22, 2019

 

I received this email from the City of Fremantle regarding issues with credit card payments at parking meters, so rest assured this is only temporarily:

Our parking meters are not ‘hard wired’. They rely on the 4G mobile network to process credit card payments.

Yesterday there were some intermittent network issues affecting all of our ticket machines that meant credit card payments could not be processed. These issues were beyond the control of the City and have now been resolved.

In addition, there are two ticket machines on Goldsbrough Street (I’m assuming these are the ones near the Woolstores that you referred to) where the credit card readers have malfunctioned. We are seeking to replace those faulty credit card readers as soon as possible.

So the unavailability of credit card payments for parking was due to technical issues, not because of any decision by the City to remove credit card payments.

One other thing is that we are going through the process of upgrading our ticket machines with new credit card readers that only accept PayWave/PayPass payments, rather than requiring people to insert their credit card into the machine. This will eventually be the case with all of our ticket machines.

Roel Loopers

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