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MARKET AND MUSIC FREO SUNDAY FUN

 

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It is sooooo much nicer to go food shopping at the Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market than going to a sterile shopping centre, and the last one of the year is on this Sunday December 23 from 8am till midday.

So get on your airconditioned bikes or in your hot cars and head to Fremantle College on Lefroy Road for all that fresh produce and yummy breakfast offers.

And from 2-4pm sit in the shade of the plane trees in the courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre for the free concert by The Last Fair Deal with powerhouse lead singer Ofa Fotu and listen to the great blues and soul.

Roel Loopers

 

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LIMITED PARKING ALONG MARINE TERRACE SOUTH

Posted in backpackers, beaches, cars, city of fremantle, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on December 8, 2018

 

Fremantle Council will on Wednesday debate if they should start with time limited and/or paid parking along Marine Terrace in South Fremantle and at South Beach, due to the fact that the parking bays in the area during weekdays are occupied by the cars of commuters, who hop on the CAT bus to Fremantle Station, and by the vehicles of Notre Dame university students and backpackers.

This means that local residents, shoppers and those who want to go to the beach often can’t find short-term parking, so the officers are putting the following recommendation to the elected members:

OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION Council: 1. Implements a two hour time restriction on the east side of Marine Terrace and the west side of Mews Road with the time restriction applying from Monday to Friday between 8am to 5pm and the parking being unrestricted after these hours and on weekends. 2. Implements a four hour time restriction in the portion of South Beach Car Park 58 north of South Beach Caf√© which faces the beach. 3. Authorise the Chief Executive Officer enter into negotiations with the Department of Transport and Fremantle Sailing Club to implement a four hour time restriction in the Dog Beach Car Park and that these time restrictions apply from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm with the parking being unrestricted after these hours and on weekends. 4. Authorise the Chief Executive Officer to extend the four hour time restriction to other portions of South Beach Car Park 58 and to South Beach Car Park 59 if the current time restrictions are not achieving the goal of ensuring that there is sufficient parking available to beach users. 5. Implements a $3.50 per day fee on the west side of Marine Terrace adjacent to the railway line and the east side of Mews Road south.

 

Roel Loopers

FREO’S SANTA PAYS FOR YOUR PARKING

Posted in cars, christmas, city of fremantle, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on December 6, 2018

 

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I happened to walk by when Fremantle’s parking Santa and his lovely little helper paid the parking fees for some motorists in the William Street car park on Wednesday afternoon.

The City of Fremantle Christmas campaign lets Santa and his helper wander the streets for the first half of the week and offer to pay for parking, so when you see the red man you’ll get free parking.

Roel Loopers

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THE NEW FACE OF KINGS SQUARE

 

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We are getting more and more an idea what the buildings at Fremantle’s Kings Square will look like, with these steel structures now being added to the facade of the former Myer building.

Probuild are working hard for developers Sirona Capital to finish the project on time so that the FOMO retail precinct can open late next year.

 

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CHRISTMAS AT FREO’S ARTHUR’S HEAD

 

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If you are coming into Fremantle on Sunday don’t forget that the Fishing Boat Harbour traders are putting up a special Christmas event for the next three weeks from midday on.

Performances, live music, a market, kids activities, etc.

Also on Sunday is the J Shed Open Day, just a three-minute walk from the Fishing Boat Harbour, so pop into the studios there, and while there walk up the steps to view the amazing underwater photos at the Glen Cowans photo gallery next to the Roundhouse.

Roel Loopers

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VERY FREO STORE HOUSE GROCERIES

Posted in city of fremantle, food, Uncategorized by freoview on December 3, 2018

 

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The new The Store House groceries shop in South Fremantle is arguable the most VERY FREO new shop in our city.

The shop is next to the Post Office and opposite ALDI at the South Fremantle shopping centre on the corner of Douro and Hampton roads, so make sure to check it out!

This is a bright and clean modern old-fashion grocery shop, as I know it from my youth, where most things are available in bulk and you just put a scoop of what you want in a paper bag or self-brought container.

Owners Audrey Ting and Josie Black are there to offer a personal service with a smile and the variety of goods they offer is huge; laundry, household, personal, sauces, oil, seeds, beans, vinegar, oats, wheats, flour, spices, rice, pasta, nuts, raw honey, etc.etc.

There is even a peanut butter machine that presses peanuts into butter and into a jar. The kids will love watching that one!

Roel Loopers

SANTA’S FREE FREO PARKING

Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on December 2, 2018

 

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When you are parking your car in Fremantle Mondays to Thursdays till Christmas keep an eye out for Santa and his helper and ask them to pay for your parking! It is a little present from the City of Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

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GREAT XMAS PRESENTS AT ARTS CENTRE BAZAAR

Posted in art, christmas, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on December 1, 2018

 

 

The lovely Fremantle Arts Centre BAZAAR is on again this year, for the 30th time!

There are many arty, craft and fashion design items for sale and lots of other things, plus there are food stalls for the hungry and thirsty, and the cafe is open as well of course.

It is still open today till 5pm and tomorrow-Sunday from 9am to 5pm so go and have a look!

Roel Loopers

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NO SHOPPING WEST OF THE FREO RAILWAY LINE?

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For the City of Fremantle’s marketing department the shopping experience in our city clearly does not extend west of the railway line, why else would they have excluded important galleries at Arthur’s Head, an area the Council claims it wants to activate, albeit with a tavern though.

Why is there no icon next to the Roundhouse for the Glen Cowans Photo Gallery which is #2 on Trip Advisor, and why no icon at Bathers Beach for Kidogo Arthouse?

Also excluded are the galleries at J Shed and the David Giles gallery up at Captain’s Lane.

When the City of Fremantle last created a tourist map it left out Fremantle Prison, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations. They printed so many of them that we still have to hand them out at the Roundhouse, where very many of our visitors ask for directions to…. you guessed it!…. Fremantle Prison.

It is really not fair, City of Fremantle, that you deliberately disadvantage some traders in our city!

Roel Loopers

NEW FREMANTLE SHOPPING MAP

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, marketing, PR,, shopping, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on November 21, 2018

 

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Check out this great new colourful map of Fremantle! It is of WA’s “Best Open Air Shopping Centre”

It even has the Fremantle Prison on it, contrary to the tourist map that has been handed out for many months, which failed to include one of the most popular destinations in our city.

Roel Loopers

 

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