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PIPES FOR FREMANTLE WORKSHOP

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle chamber of commerce, traders, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on November 16, 2019

 

You are invited Pipes for Fremantle 2020 Workshop

LOW SPEED HIGH STREET FREIGHT PROJECT

Posted in city of fremantle, containers, freight, fremantle ports, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on November 6, 2019

 

 

The High Street Upgrade Project by Mainroads is going extremely slow.  I hear roadworks won’t be starting before February next year, so one has to wonder what is holding it up.

The City of Fremantle demolished the houses and FERN two months ago, so why is this important freight project not a priority for the State Government and a project that has to advance as fast as possible?

The proposed large roundabout at the Stirling Highway and High Street intersection is designed to allow trucks to go faster and to help speed up the freight trip to Fremantle Port, so why there is a five-month pause in the construction of it is questionable.

Roel Loopers

 

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PIPES FOR FREMANTLE UPDATE

Posted in city of fremantle, parking, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on October 11, 2019

 

The following work is planned for the week commencing Monday 14 October 2019:

  • Monday 14 October 2019:
    • The intersection of Bannister Street and Pakenham Street will be closed (local access to Bannister Street will be from Market Street)
    • Pakenham Street between High Street and Leake Street will remain closed until 23 October (local driveway access will remain as is from either Leake Street or High Street depending on the driveway location)
  • Tuesday 15 October 2019:
    • The intersection of Nairn Street and Pakenham Street will be closed (local access to Nairn Street will be from Collie Street)
    • Pakenham Street between High Street and Leake Street will remain closed until 23 October (local driveway access will be from Leake Street)
  • Tuesday 15 October 2019 – Night Work:
    • There will be night work from 10pm Tuesday 15 October to 4am Wednesday 16 October at the intersection between Nairn Street and Pakenham Street, this intersection will remain closed (local access to Nairn Street will be from Collie Street)
  • Wednesday 16 October 2019:
    • The intersection between Nairn Street and Pakenham Street will remain closed (local access to Nairn Street will be from Collie Street).
    • The intersection between Nairn Street and Pakenham Street will be re-opened by the end of the day
  • Wednesday 16 October 2019 – Night Work:
    • There will be night works from 10pm to 4am at the intersection of Leake Street and Pakenham Street
    • Water outages will affect properties on Pakenham Street from Leake Street to Short Street
  • Thursday 17 October 2019:
    • Pakenham Street will be closed from Bannister Street to High Street. Please follow the detour in place along Bannister Street
  • Thursday 17 October 2019 – Night Work:
    • There will be night work from 10pm Thursday 17 October to 4am Friday 18 October at the following locations:
    • The intersection of Leake Street and Pakenham Street
    • Pakenham Street on the south side of High Street
    • Water outages will affect properties on Leake Street from Pakenham Street to Point Street during this time
    • Water outages will affect properties on the south side of High Street between Pakenham Street and Market Street during this time
    • Pakenham Street will be closed from Bannister Street to High Street. Please follow the detour in place along Bannister Street
    • Customers to be impacted by a water outage will be notified 48 hours in advance, the notification will include details on who to contact regarding the outage
  • Friday 18 October 2019:
    • Pakenham Street will be closed from Bannister Street to High Street. Please follow the detour in place along Bannister Street
    • Pakenham Street from Bannister Street to High Street will be re-opened by the end of the day.

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PIPES FOR FREMANTLE UPDATE

Posted in city of fremantle, community, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on September 29, 2019

 

The following work is planned for the week commencing Monday 30 September:

  • Monday 30 September
    • No work will take place on the Queens Birthday public holiday.
  • Tuesday 1 October to Thursday 3 October
    • Pakenham Street will be closed from Bannister Street to High Street. Please follow the detour in place along Bannister Street.
    • Driveway access for residents will be maintained.
  • Night works Tuesday 1 October and Wednesday 2 October
    • Work will be completed between 7pm and 7am at the intersection of Pakenham Street and High Street.
    • This work is carried out at night to avoid impacting busy road traffic during the day.
  • Wednesday 2 October
    • Pakenham Street from High Street to Leake Street will be closed between 7am and 5pm.
  • Water outage 10pm Wednesday 2 October to 6am Thursday 3 October
    •  Properties on the south side of High Street between Pakenham Street and Market Street only.
  • Thursday 3 October
    • The intersection of Bannister Street and Pakenham Street will be partially closed with traffic management in place.
    • Pakenham Street from Bannister Street to High Street will reopen by COB.

 

Roel Loopers

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PIPES FOR FREMANTLE GOING FAST

Posted in cappuccino strip, city of fremantle, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on September 17, 2019

 

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The Pipes for Fremantle project by the Water Corporation is ahead of schedule and that means the Cappuccino Strip will open this Saturday at the end of business.

Resurfacing is currently happening so the northbound lane remains closed until Saturday evening.

Roel Loopers

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FASTER PIPES FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on September 14, 2019

 

Good news for Fremantle traders and motorists!

Construction work for the Water Corporation Pipes for Fremantle project on Market Street and South Terrace is ahead of schedule. It was originally due for completion Friday 27 September but will now be ready this Saturday the 21st.

Next week, the current fencing will be replaced with shorter fencing in preparation for asphalting the road. The team aims to have all reinstatement work completed and the northbound traffic lane reopened by COB, Saturday 21 September.

This work will continue between 7am to 7pm. The northbound traffic lane remains closed between High Street and Essex Street during this time.

Construction work on Pakenham Street will start Monday 23 September and will continue for about four weeks.

Further information about this work including traffic management, will be provided by Watercorp soon.

Roel Loopers

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PIPES FOR FREMANTLE TRAFFIC UPDATE

Posted in city of fremantle, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on September 7, 2019

 

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Collie and Bannister Street will reopen for traffic today-Saturday-at close of business, but South Terrace and Market Street till High Street will remain closed for north-bound traffic until September 27.

The roadworks are part of the Pipes for Fremantle renewal project by the Water Corporation.

Roel Loopers

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LATEST INFO FOR PIPES FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, community, traders, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on August 9, 2019

 

Pipes for Fremantle

 

Here the latest info from Water Corp about the Pipes for Fremantle:

Bannister Street and Collie Street construction work will start on week of Monday 12 August 2019.

This work will be carried out Monday – Saturday 7am-7pm.

  • Bannister Street – Week of 12 August to the week of 2 September 2019
  • Collie Street – Week of 12 August to the week of 9 September 2019

Construction dates for Pakenham Street, Market Street and South Terrace will be provided in due course.

Service locating:

Market Street and South Terrace underground service locating will continue from the week of Monday 12 August 2019.

  • 12 August to 16 August 2019 from 7am to 5pm (weekdays only).
  • 19 August to 21 August 2019 from 8pm to 5am (noise management plans will be in place during night works).

Members of the project team will be visiting businesses on Market Street and South Terrace next week to discuss the work including any planned traffic management.

Open House sessions – Businesses invited for Tuesday, 3 September 2019 (4pm-6pm).

Another Open House Information session will take place at our Pipes for Fremantle Pop-Up shop located at 66 High Street, Fremantle.

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FREO STRIP BAD ROADWORK PLANNING

Posted in fremantle by freoview on October 2, 2012

I know nothing about public works or road work, so I stand to be corrected. But can anyone at the City of Fremantle explain why the pavers at the intersection of South Terrace and Market Street were ripped out, then had to be replaced with 50 metres of bitumen for only three days and that bitumen was removed again today to make way for new pavers.

Would not good planning mean to know one will not get the new paving done before the long weekend and leave the old pavers there till they can be replaced after the weekend? Why dig it up and then hastily replace it very temporarily with bitumen for just three days? How much more does this cost the City?

Roel Loopers

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SHE’LL BE RIGHT IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR FREMANTLE!

Posted in fremantle by freoview on June 4, 2012

The photos below show what happened at Bathers Beach yesterday, when the city was packed with visitors on the long weekend W.A. Day. People had made their own decisions and decided it was not good enough that the City of Fremantle keeps blocking the foot and bicycle path to the Round House, and opened the gates themselves.

It’s not something I condone, as it now invited people to enter a construction site with heavy equipment and unsafe road surfaces. But I do understand the immense frustration of those who do their daily walk and bike ride there, and the local businesses who want to capitalise on the additional visitors to Fremantle. Imagine having paid good money for hiring a Kidogo Art House gallery space and no one can get there. What a waste of money and effort that would be.

I am sure that with the right organisation and application, and a wee bit more effort and elbow grease, this problem could be solved within just a few hours. She’ll be right just is not good enough!

Roel Loopers

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