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SOUTH FREO PAVEMENT PLACEMAKING PARTY

Posted in city of fremantle, city planning, community, lifestyle, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on December 7, 2018

 

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The first South Fremantle Precinct placemaking pavement party on the corner of Little Lefroy Road and South Terrace was a big success during the late afternoon of Thursday.

Young and old and dogs turned up to connect with the local community and celebrate the new street furniture and traffic slowing project.

Many of the South Freo celebs turned up and so did Mayor Brad Pettitt and Councillor Jon Strachan.

Well done to all the volunteers who beautified the area and organised the event!

Roel Loopers

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FAMILY NEW YEAR PARTY AT CLANCYS

Posted in city of fremantle, family, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on December 29, 2017

 

NEW YEAR at Clancys

 

If you are looking for something to do with the family on New year’s eve why not join the family friendly NYE Party at Fremantle’s Clancys.

It’s on from 4pm to 10 pm, so you don’t have to stay up till midnight to start the new year.

Roel Loopers

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FREO CHRISTMAS PARTY IN THE PARK

Posted in fremantle by freoview on December 8, 2015

Princess May Christmas markets

 

There will be a big Christmas party in Fremantle’s Princess May Park this Friday from 4-10 pm. There will be food and gift stalls and a Clancy’s pop up bar, and of course Father Christmas will be there.

There will be live music by local school bands and the Celtic big band The Fling, so get ready to make this a family night out and sit under the stars.

Roel Loopers

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MORE BATHERS BEACH MESS

Posted in city of fremantle, rubbish by freoview on January 2, 2015

Fremantle has been full with people enjoying the festive season holidays and a very long weekend and Bathers Beach has become popular again, so why has the place been looking like a mess since New Year’s eve when there was a DJ dance event on the northern side of the beach?

We had nearly 600 visitors in the Round House yesterday, and the J Shed area is a short cut for many tourists to get to and from the Maritime Museum, but this is what they have to put up with because the City of Fremantle once again has not cleaned up the rubbish left there.

Once or twice a week cleaning of prime tourist destinations is not enough and not good enough. This has to be a daily routine, even-or even more so-during the festive season when more people come to Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE DOCKERS GRAND FINAL PARTY

Posted in fremantle by freoview on September 1, 2014

Dockers A Dockers B

I think Fremantle needs to get ready again this year for an AFL Grand Final party. The Fremantle Dockers finished fourth on the ladder and have a double chance making it into the final, so I assume The City of Fremantle will already have booked large screens and projectors on stand-by for the big day.

Last year’s screening on the Cappuccino Strip was one of the biggest parties I have been part of in Freo, so let the fun begin. Go the Dockers!

Roel Loopers

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MERRICK BELYEA ART PARTY

Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on June 17, 2014

Das Bunker

Fremantle artist MERRICK BELYEA is having a Studio Closing Party this Saturday June 21 from 6pm till midnight, with special guest DJ Gonzo. Many art lovers will know Merrick’s excellent and moody paintings from exhibitions at Gallery East, the Moores building, Artsource, etc.

The Belyea studio is at 130 Connor Close, off Rollison Road, North Coogee, so just a hop out of Freo.

Roel Loopers

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FEDERAL MINISTER ASKED TO STOP J SHED TAVERN

Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on April 28, 2014

Dr John Bardsley, a committee member of the Victorian Bendigo Greens has written a letter to Nigel Scullion, Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs, and asked him to intervene in the Sunset Events proposal to develop a tavern at J Shed on Bathers Beach in Fremantle.

Dr Bardsley wrote that the Minister has ample Federal  powers under Articles 11, 19, 25 and 31 of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which Australia signed in April 2009, and that the Aboriginal Heritage Act also could be used.

He continues saying that the Tony Abbott government made election promises to ‘close the gap’ between the disadvantage suffered by our First Nation peoples and the wider population.

I have not seen a sign yet at J Shed stating that Sunset Events is applying for a liquor license for the premises, which probably means the W.A. Minister for Land has not yet agreed to hand over the A Class reserve to the private operator.

No news either from the City of Fremantle what is going to happen for the next year and more with the now vacant Studio 1, although sculptor Greg James offered COF to put artworks there so the place does not look empty and abandoned.

Roel Loopers

FREO’S QUIET AWAKENING TO THE NEW YEAR

Posted in fremantle by freoview on January 1, 2014

It was a quiet but quite quirky awakening to the New Year in Fremantle around six this morning. A few left over drunks dancing to the music of a ghetto blaster on the Cappuccino Strip, while above them at the Metropolis balcony people enjoyed the start of the day. A crowd of 40 waited for taxis in the Henderson Street mall but a taxi driver decided to ignore them, against the wishes of the taxi rank’s security people, and picked up revelers on South Terrace instead. Nick’s must have sold a lot of kebabs if the rubbish in front of the shop was anything to go buy and Hungry Jacks was still selling hangover cures in the form of burgers and coke.

I spotted the curious sight of three man hitchhiking in Pakenham Street, while in Essex Street two bare-chested young man knelt on the bitumen and prayed for a taxi to stop for them.

Il Cibo opposite the railway station was the only Freo inner city cafe open at 6.30 and did good business, while people were waiting for Gino’s to open at 7 am.

Contrary to last year’s New Year’s day I did not spot any signs of vandalism and ABC news reported it had been relatively quiet all around the metropolitan area.

Roel Loopers

WHY NO SEATS AT FREO ROUND HOUSE?

Posted in fremantle by freoview on October 1, 2012

It was nice to see the lawn next to Fremantle’s Round House being used for a children’s birthday party yesterday midday. There was a small marquee and balloons and kids just having a good time. Late in the afternoon a group in their twenties were having fun playing reggae music while watching the sunset.

The lawn is occasionally used for weddings and often Notre Dame students lay down in the grass studying in between lectures or having a lunch break.

It makes me wonder though why all my requests and those of FICRA have fallen on deaf ears and there are still no seats near the Round House but the private ones Glen Cowans has put next to his photo gallery. It is pretty hard for older tourists to come up all the steps and when they do they want to have a rest but there is nowhere to sit down.

The City sent an officer some months ago to check for the appropriate locations for seating up on Arthur Head but nothing has eventuated and it looks like we will be going through another hot summer without seats for our visitors. That is pretty disappointing City of Fremantle!

Roel Loopers

THE NO ING PARTY TONIGHT

Posted in fremantle by freoview on March 9, 2011

Come and party with the FREMANTLE SOCIETY at Captain’s Lane in Fremantle’s heritage West End this evening from 6-9 to celebrate the fact that ING will not build the monstrosities they proposed for Victoria Quay.

It’s BYO food and drink.

Roel Loopers

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