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THE KINGS SQUARE BACK SIDE

 

Kings Square

 

Every time I drive along South Terrace I notice the southern aspect of the Kings Square Redevelopment Project and since I had a meeting at Fremantle Council yesterday afternoon I decided to finally take a photo of it.

 

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE CIVIC CENTRE TAKING SHAPE

 

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The new Fremantle Civic Centre at Kings Square is starting to get shape and one can understand a little bit better what is going on.

I took these photos on Tuesday morning.

 

Roel Loopers

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A NEW KINGS SQUARE MILESTONE

 

 

The second crane of the Sirona Capital development of the Fremantle Kings Square Redevelopment Project came down this morning, so things are going well at our city square.

A new crane should be going up in a few weeks for the new Civic Centre building of the City of Fremantle, but that development was unfortunately delayed by six months, without the City explaining the reasons for it. That is quite frustrating for the Freo community, local traders and the Kings Square development partners of the City.

Roel Loopers

 

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DRAFT VISION FOR EAST FREMANTLE OVAL PROJECT

 

The Town of East Fremantle has published a draft vision report for the East Fremantle Oval Precinct Revitalisation Project.

See it all here: https://www.eastfremantle.wa.gov.au/Profiles/eastfremantle/Assets/ClientData/Documents/Governance/PUBLIC_CONSULTATION__East_Freo_OvalPrecinct_VisionReportFeb2019_LR_.pdf

 

CONSENSUS STATEMENTS TO GUIDE REVITALISATION (PRINCIPLES)

The precinct should be revitalised

A community and sporting space that is open to all

An inter-generational, inter-connected open space

A sporting precinct – with or without WAFL games

Preference to retain the entire precinct as a Class A Reserve

Affordable and equitable revitalisation with multiple funding options

Improve physical and visual accessibility into the precinct

Create shared facilities that meet the needs of clubs and community

Preference to retain the social heritage of existing clubs

Maximise use of existing areas, and better utilise underused space

 

There are two vision concepts with Vision Concept 1 Opening The Park, which supports to retain the current functional arrangements on site with the least/minimal intervention and extensive landscaping.

Vision Concept 2 Community Hub, supports the oval as a community hub in the heart of the precinct, surrounded by parklands which maximise connectivity, and visual aesthetic to all boundaries.

East Fremantle Council has stated it prefers the East Fremantle Football Club to stay at the oval and not as was flagged move to  Fremantle Oval and share facilities and playing ground with the South Fremantle Football Club.

Roel Loopers

 

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FREMANTLE’S RENAISSANCE REFLECTED

 

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A rather symbolic photo of Fremantle’s renaissance. The Townhall reflected in the new facade of the FOMO building, which replaced the Queensgate building at Kings Square.

 

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DEMOLITION OF FREO’S CIVIC CENTRE

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, history, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on October 10, 2018

 

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This is what the City of Fremantle’s civic centre at Kings Square looked like late yesterday afternoon. Demolition of the buildings will continue today, so very soon we will see building activity happening on the Kerry Hill architects designed new civic centre, which is due for completion late next year.

Roel Loopers

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FREO WALLS COME TUMBLING DOWN

 

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There was excitement but also a tinge of sadness and nostalgia when the demolition of the City of Fremantle’s civic centre at Kings Square started this morning.

Deputy-and acting- Mayor Ingrid Waltham came to have a look, as did CEO Phil StJohn and other council staff.

The DELTA Demolition Group is doing an excellent job, so if you happen to be in the area go and have a look as Freo’s future is being built!

Roel Loopers

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EAST END INFORMATION DAY

Posted in australia, fremantle by freoview on September 5, 2010

The City of Fremantle held an information day on Saturday about the redevelopment of the East End of the city, along Queen Victoria Street. This is a vital part of Fremantle, as it is the gateway to the city, so the standards of the proposed development should be set very high.

My first impressions were a concern about building heights and the consequences, i.e. shadows for already existing smaller buildings behind them, the possible lack of control over design and building standards, and the need to reduce the traffic flow through the area. Wider foot paths are essential to create vibrancy and allow for alfresco cafes and dining. What we don’t need there is a dark tunnel where no one will want to be. A good mix of good quality and affordable housing, retail and office space would bring back much needed life to the eastern part of Fremantle. It might also entice the state government to finally develop the Princess May park area.

A forum will be held on September 16.

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