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CANTONMENT HILL PLAYGROUND PREVIEW

Posted in cantonment hill, children, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on September 11, 2017

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I got a sneak preview of the new Cantonment Hill playground the City of Fremantle is building, when I followed a young family through an open fence yesterday. The tiny girl was probably the first one who used the slide. A historic moment!

It is a large area and it is starting to look very good, so it will be a fantastic new destination for families.

The views are pretty good as well as one can look down to the port and Swan River and the Rainbow sculpture.

I have been told that there is daily vandalism at the site, but thankfully there were no signs of that on Sunday.

 

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CANTONMENT HILL WORK GOING WELL

Posted in cantonment hill, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on July 19, 2017

 

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The Friends of Cantonment Hill have created a lovely walking tour map at Burt Street, so that people are aware that one can walk up the hill to get some of the best views of Fremantle, the port, and the Swan river.

Work on the playground area is well underway with retaining walls and steps being built, so the historic area will become a great destination for families in the very near future.

ENKEL should also be taking over the former Navy Stores building, as soon as earth works have been completed.

The former Signal Station is already well used by the Fremantle Volunteer Sea Rescue.

Roel Loopers

NEW SLIDE AT ESPLANADE PLAYGROUND

Posted in children, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on June 6, 2017

 

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A new slide has been added to the Fremantle Esplanade children’s playground.

Kids can access the slide from the climbing net and it looks like a lot of fun.

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CANTONMENT HILL PROGRESS

Posted in cantonment hill, city of fremantle, local government, placemaking, Uncategorized by freoview on June 2, 2017

 

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Stage 1 of the Fremantle Cantonment Hill project is now underway and a start has been made on the new children’s playground, retaining walls, earth stabilisation and steps from Canning Highway to the top of the hill.

The steps are just to the east of the former Naval Stores where ENKEL will move into in a few months and disabled access will be built to the left of the steps.

One has stunning views over the port, river and Fremantle from the top of the hill and Fremantle Sea rescue has taken over the former Signal Station.

There is access from Burt Street (opposite Officeworks) to walk or drive up Cantonment Hill during the day, or walk up and do a bit of exercise.

Roel Loopers

FOREVER BORING HILTON LIFE

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, Uncategorized by freoview on April 27, 2017

There are not many endearing moments at local council meetings but last night’s City of Fremantle meeting had some cute moments about the plans for a pocket park in Hilton.

A very brave and articulate 10-year-old girl addressed Council and urged members to approve the plans, and mothers of other children read out letters written by them.

Another ten-year-old wrote that the new small park would enable them to meet new people from the suburb and meet other families.

But the laugh of the night came from an eight-year-old boy who wrote that without the park life would be boring forever.

One mum mused that while her introvert child wanted to stay at home, the extravert one wanted to go out, and it would be much safer if she could let him go to a park nearby, rather than to another park that required crossing a busy road.

Council unanimously voted to approve the pocket park.

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CANTONMENT HILL LANDSCAPING STARTING

Posted in cantonment hill, city of fremantle by freoview on March 29, 2017

Fences have been erected around Tuckfield Oval at Cantonment Hill for the commencement of stage one of the landscaping and playground.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt and other dignitaries will this morning at 10.30 turn the first sods to mark the significant occasion of the development of the historic site.

Works will comprise landscaping with water wise native plants, improvements to pedestrian access and the introduction of community amenities including barbecues, picnic and seating areas, a nature-based play space, lighting and parking.

Fremantle Sea Rescue has already moved into the Signal Station and the ENKEL changemakers group will move into the former Naval Stores later this year, so the development of Cantonment Hill into a community space and tourist attraction is now under way after many years of planning.

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MOORES BUILDING CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND

Posted in art, children, family, fremantle by freoview on February 17, 2017

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Opening of the new children’s playground at the Paper Bird children’s bookshop and Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street this Sunday February 19 from 9-11.30.

They are launching the new courtyard and joining with the rest of the Moores Building to create an open arts precinct.

Art studios will be open, including the Moores Gallery Studios Resident Artists, and free kids activities: 9am Wild Movement Perth will run a nature play session, 9.30am Story Time, 10am Inkling Art Space open workshop + Great food & coffee from Moore & Moore Cafe. See you there!

 

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FREMANTLE ART AT ELIZABETH QUAY

Posted in aboriginal, art, elizabeth quay, fremantle, western australia by freoview on February 4, 2017

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It is always good to hear that Fremantle artists are involved in major public art projects so I went to Elizabeth Quay in Perth on Friday to have a look at the water playground designed by Aboriginal artist Sandra Hill with the ceramic work done by Freo J Shed artist Jenny Dawson.

They were testing the water again when I was there at 10 am so no kids enjoying the water spouts.

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FREO CHILDREN’S PLAY AND READING

Posted in BOOKS, children, family, fremantle, reading by freoview on February 2, 2017

 

The well-established Moore&Moore cafe and the one-year-old Paper Bird children’s book shop in Fremantle’s Henry Street have combined their talents to create a Nature Play area in the courtyard of the gorgeous heritage Moores building.

The courtyard of the M&MN has always been very Freo and cosy but by linking it with the courtyard of the lovely bookshop is has become even more special, so parents check it out. Nice to have a safe playground away from traffic in the old inner city.

Very good to hear also that the sales of children’s books has increased by 15 per cent in the last year. I have always been an avid reader and love it when children read instead of sitting in front of the TV, X Box or the computer.

Reading inspired me to travel, made me aware of other cultures and gave me a great escape while increasing my common knowledge. It also made me interested in languages and writing. I wrote my very first poem the day John F Kennedy was shot.

Roel Loopers

SUPPORT HILTON PRIMARY NATURE PLAYGROUND

Posted in fremantle, plyground, school by freoview on November 3, 2015

The Hilton Primary School is looking for votes to win a free design and help with their community nature playground. The vision is to provide a space for children and the community to play, learn and grow together.

Check out the link for more information: http://www.myparkrules.com.au/organisation/?id=62

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