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SOUTH FREMANTLE RAINBOW

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on July 7, 2020

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The view from my balcony at 4.45pm today toward South Fremantle, with part of the hospital on the left.

Roel Loopers

NO 40KM/H FOR SOUTH FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on July 7, 2020

 

The long awaited and desired 40km/h speed limit along South Terrace from Douro Road to South Street in South Fremantle has received a serious setback, with the Main Roads department rejecting the application by the City of Fremantle, because the state department has changed its rules about it.

Under the new rules speed limits can now only apply to city zones and not city streets, so Freo City might now have to apply for an overall speed limit of 40km/h from Marine Terrace to South Terrace and all the streets within that zone.

How long that will take is anyone’s guess. Frustrating!

Roel Loopers

COLOURFUL AND COZY SOUTH FREO ACCOMMODATION

Posted in accommodation, city of fremantle, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on May 21, 2020

 

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One of the businesses the creative trio of Ingrid Waltham, Saffi Ali and I helped out to kickstart their business is the MOSAIC CARRIAGE tourist accommodation at 362 South Terrace in South Fremantle.

It is a cozy and very colourful old train carriage with lots of mosaic art all around, so a perfect hideaway if one wants to enjoy the South Freo ambience.

Book through AirB&B or check out their Facebook page.

Roel Loopers

 

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WELCOME-WE ARE BACK!

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, covid-19, food, health, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on May 18, 2020

 

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The sun is out and tables, chairs and signs are out in Fremantle to welcome people back to the hospitality venues that are allowed to let people dine in again.

The most important thing is that we stick to the social distancing rules no matter where we are.

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SOUTH FREMANTLE BABY FACE ART

Posted in art, children, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on May 10, 2020

 

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Great art mural at South Terrace in South Fremantle, close to the Douro Road intersection. Go and have a look?

Roel Loopers

COUNCIL POLITICS A BUMP IN THE ROAD

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, local government, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on March 12, 2020

 

Newish South Fremantle Councillor Marija Vujcic claimed at the FPOL Committee meeting on Wednesday evening that the speed humps along South Terrace were not successful, but did not provide any evidence as to why she is of that opinion.

The officers’ report states clearly that traffic calming and reduction of speed along that stretch of road has worked, and the average speed there is now between 35-40 km/h, and that is exactly what the locals, through various intensive precinct meetings wanted to achieve. I was at at least four Sth Freo precinct meetings about this issue.

People had been complaining about the dangers to cyclists, the difficulties crossing the road, and exiting side streets onto South Tce, and hence the speed humps were installed as a temporary measure, to convince Main Roads that a 40 km/h speed limit should be introduced.

Vujcic claimed last night that side roads had become rat runs, but traffic counting by the City of Fremantle last year, showed that is not the case.

Quite funny also the South Freo Councillor complaining about a delivery truck parking across her Commercial Street driveway at 9am in the mornings. Might that be the truck delivering goods to her son’s South Beach Hotel, I wonder? ; >)

I have the feeling that Marija Vujcic simply does not want to admit the success of the speed humps, because one of her election promises was to get rid off them, which by the way was also what Fremantle Council wanted to achieve and have a permanent speed limit of 40km/h without the speed humps.

Roel Loopers

MAKE LA CABANA YOUR SECOND HOME

Posted in city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on March 6, 2020

 

 

There is a new eatery in South Fremantle that deserves your attention, Freo foodies! The La Cabana Taquieria is at the end of South Terrace near Douro Road. It had the opening party early this week with raving revues about the food.

Ben Fossilo is the chef, and those who know Ben from his Eat No Evil foodtruck appreciate his creative cooking and the fact that he is one of the nicest people in the business.

I never forget the Saturday when Ben turned up with his small food stall and a little BBQ at the Bathers Beach Sunset Food Markets seven years ago, and his business has grown ever since.

Good luck to Ben and his partners!

Roel Loopers

GOOD SOUTH FREMANTLE TRAFFIC CALMING

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on October 2, 2019

 

Thank you to Sean Hefferon, the convenor of the South Fremantle Precinct, who has received following update about the impact of the annoying, but effective, traffic calming speedhumps along South Terrace in South Fremantle:

SOUTH FREMANTLE-SOUTH TERRACE TRAFFIC UPDATE

Early last month the South Fremantle Precinct sought an update from the City of Fremantle on the traffic calming measures installed along South Tce.

Key takeaways include: (1) Average vehicle speeds along South Tce have (not surprisingly) decreased to an average of 36kmh,

NB: Main RoadsWA requires evidence that traffic speed has reduced (and can be sustained) before they will consider applications to install a reduced speed zone.

Based on the data it seems that the CoF will be able to seek permission from MRWA to install a reduced speed zone of 40kmh; (2) Traffic volumes have decreased along South Tce.

That is good news, Sean, and hopefully we can get the controversial speedhumps removed and nave a permanen 40kph zone along that stretch.

Roel Loopers

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SLEDGEHAMMER FOR FREO’S FUTURE

Posted in city of fremantle, democracy, election, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on September 30, 2019

 

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I find the election poster of Marija Vucjic for Fremantle South Ward rather confusing. What is the message of the photo and the symbolism of the sledge hammer?

Does Marija want to wreck Fremantle should she be elected on Council?

Strange. Very strange campaigning indeed, and not the kind of message I, as a South Ward voter, makes me want to vote for her.

Marija is locking horns with sitting member Jon Strachan, so with only two candidates in South Ward she and Jon have a 50% chance.

Roel Loopers

UNSIGHTLY SOUTH FREO CAFE PARKING

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, hospitality, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on August 19, 2019

 

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When Calogero’s cafe at South Terrace in South Fremantle received retrospective approval from Fremantle Council for the outdoor area they had erected without approval Councillors were worried about cars parking between the cafe and the Port City Roasters, but this was the situation this Monday morning at 11am when three cars were parked there.

Is someone at CoF actually monitoring if approval conditions are adhered to?

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