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PLAYSPACE AWARD FOR J SHED ARTIST

Posted in art, city of fremantle, j shed, Uncategorized by freoview on July 5, 2018

 

Jenny Dawson art

 

Fremantle J Shed ceramic artist Jenny Dawson was a member of the team that won the Playspace Award by Park&Leisure Australia for the Piney Lakes Sensory Playground in Melville.

” This award is given to a regional level play space that involves a range of stakeholders, contributes to the creation of a sense of “place’’ for its local community and exhibits landscape and/or structural design innovation that delights and aids childhood development.”

Jenny Dawson collaborated with students of three primary schools in the area and DADAA artists to create the work.

Roel Loopers

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SIGNIFICANT KINGS SQUARE MODERNISATION

 

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Once the London Plane Trees have been relocated the demolition of the City of Fremantle civic hall can start. This will take much longer than the demolition of the Queensgate building as there is asbestos removal involved, so it is estimated to take up to six months for the relatively small building.

The former Queensgate site is now nearly ready for three weeks of ground work and than the prefabricated elements will arrive and pop up fast, so that will be really exciting to watch.

The modernisation of Kings Square with a port themed children’s playground is very significant for Fremantle. It will change the way locals and visitors view and use our city square and will hopefully attract people here seven days a week, day and night.

Roel Loopers

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PUBLIC REALM AT FREO’S NEW KINGS SQUARE

 

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As I reported earlier this week Fremantle Council  on Wednesday approved concept plans to upgrade public spaces in Freo’s historic Kings Square. Here some more details.

The key components of the $8 million upgrades which form part of the broader renewal of the Kings Square precinct include:

• more shaded areas, with a 5% increase in tree canopy
• over 2,300sqm of public gardens and grassed areas
• a new outdoor interactive children’s play space with artistic light and sound elements
• a designated church yard and urban garden area
• new paving and street furniture extending further out to the edges of the square
• a greater priority on pedestrians but with the retention of service vehicle access, universally accessible parking and vehicle drop-off zones
• flexible outdoor spaces for events
• wider footpaths to encourage alfresco dining
• historical interpretation including glass floor viewing windows to interpret the former church and other material found in recent archaeological excavations
• enhanced lighting and CCTV coverage.

Roel Loopers

GARDEN PARTY AT CANTONMENT HILL

Posted in cantonment hill, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on February 5, 2018

 

Garden Party on Cantonment Hill

The Friends of Cantonment Hill are organising a Garden Party at the new Tuckfield Oval playground this Thursday February 8 from 3-5pm.

This is a good opportunity to get to know your neighbours and community and to enjoy the great views over Fremantle Port and the Rainbow sculpture.

Roel Loopers

FREO PLAYGROUND WITH PORT VIEWS

Posted in cantonment hill, children, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on October 12, 2017

 

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Stage One of the City of Fremantle Cantonment Hill project, the children’s playground, has been completed and will be officially opened by Mayor Brad Pettitt at 4 pm today.

But parents and children could not wait for the opening and were already using the equipment this morning.

The views to Fremantle Port are great, there is a BBQ and a lawn to kick the footy, so go and check it out soon. It’s going to be over 30 degrees tomorrow, so a perfect day for it.

 

Roel Loopers

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CANTONMENT HILL PLAYGROUND

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, Uncategorized by freoview on October 2, 2017

 

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Stage one of the Cantonment Hill Project is nearly finished, with workers doing the final landscaping.

The City of Fremantle will officially open the playground Thursday week, October 12, so make sure to take your children there in ten days.

It looks pretty good and I assume some shade structures and seating will be added to finish it all.

 

Roel Loopers

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KIDS’ IDEAS FOR KINGS SQUARE PLAYGROUND

Posted in children, city of fremantle, kings square, Uncategorized by freoview on September 23, 2017

 

The weather at the start of school holidays and the long weekend is not great, so maybe Fremantle parents can have a creative and productive session with their children on what kind of playground they would like to see at Kings Square, as part of the new retail development and Civic Centre.

The City of Fremantle is asking kids–and their mums and dads– what they would like to be included in the new outdoor play space at Kings Square.

The ideas of 170 local students have included musical stepping stones, a tree-top dance floor, giant flying foxes, a crystal cave, mushroom swings, giant fidget spinners and surprise pools that spray water ‘every now and then’.

These and more ideas are now on display at the Fremantle Library until October 24.

Other thoughts and suggestions can be shared on the City of Fremantle’s My Say Freo online portal.

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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.

 

Roel Loopers

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.

Roel Loopers

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