The Perth SWAN RIVER COMMUNITY MARKETS will be on again tomorrow from 8 am to 1 pm so come and support all the small traders and the Fremantle organisers of the event. It is straight behind the Belltower so why not drive to South Perth and hop on the ferry to add a bit more fun.
Young Freo legend muso Carus Thompson will be performing all morning and a new interactive artwork at the site has just been revealed and will keep children and adults entertained.
There are lots of art and craft, food and other stalls, an animal touch farm, face painting and fairies, so join the fun!
COPYRIGHT MICHAEL MCPHAIL
East Fremantle Councillor Michael McPhail is one of those near perfect species on this planet. Not only is the very likeable, intelligent and handsome young man dedicated to his community, but he also turns out to be a great photographer.
He took this photo last night when the thunderstorm struck Fremantle and what a sensational pic it is! Thanks Michael!!
Since I am involved with the SWAN RIVER COMMUNITY MARKETS at the Perth Belltower I am going to promote it now and then here on Freo’s View in the hope to entice some of my readers to make the epic journey across the mighty Swan into the big smoke.
The markets is on again tomorrow from 8 am till 1 pm and there is also the inaugural Bonjour French festival in Langley Park, so you could combine both events and make it a day out.
It will also give you the opportunity to check out the quite spectacular Elizabeth Quay development!
Take the train from the Murdoch train station to the Esplanade or from the Fremantle train station to Perth, or for the more adventurous drive to South Perth and hop on the ferry to Barrack Street. It will be fun!
I don’t often promote things that are happening in Perth because Freo’s View is a Fremantle, blog but the new SWAN RIVER COMMUNITY MARKETS at the new Elizabeth Quay is managed by our own Freo’s Kylie Wheatley of Red Tent Events and I’ll be the supervisor, so come along and support us!
We are starting this Saturday October 17 from 8 am till 1 pm. Not ideal for me because it is Council election day, but that’s just the way it is.
Leave your car at Murdock station and hop on the train to the Esplanade station and you’ll be there, or take the train from Freo to Perth and walk 15 minutes from there to the Belltower.
And all of you from all over Perth, please do come and support the market as it is a six-week trial, so if you don’t turn up the market will not continue.
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ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly Independent.
Written and authorised by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162
Winter is not my favourite time of the year as I like it hot and sunny, but winter light is very different from summer and creates different images, as this one at the Swan river foreshore in Melville.
The very large grass area is always busy with people walking their dogs with the Perth skyline as backdrop.
The small dog exercise area suggested for Fremantle’s Stevens Reserve at Swanbourne Street is on the Council agenda this Wednesday but the officer does not recommend it because of community opposition to it.
It will be interesting to see if Fremantle Council will not implement something that sensibly protects small dogs and give them a safe area to run around in because other users of the reserve object to it. If council is consistent it ignores the community input, as it has done on far bigger and more controversial issues such as the tavern at J Shed on Bathers Beach.
Talking about Bathers Beach, there are no indications the toilets at Kidogo Arthouse will be built and the Kelp Bar resurrected. I’ve got the feeling that owner Joanna Robinson has realised it is not going to be such a goldmine and that the location, weather and council restrictions might make a bar there not financially viable and just bloody hard work for little return.
The Department of Defence today announced they will be selling the Leeuwin Barracks in East Fremantle, so it is highly likely this prime location will be developed into residential and that would have to be done with great sensitivity. It would be cheap money to stick highrise buildings along the Swan river and sell as many river view apartments and penthouses as one can get up there, but traffic issues along Riverside Drive and Preston Point Road could become a problem, as would the views of those who built their homes north of the Leeuwin site.
I think there is probably Buckley’s chance to get a lot of affordable housing there as the site cries rich, rich, rich and is probably worth tens of millions of dollars.
How can the Town of East Fremantle protect its interests and the amenity of the area? How can it influence developers who are going to throw big money at it, and the federal government will just wash its hands off it and not dictate what can and can’t be done with the site. Can this be contractually done at all, one wonders?
A sensitive and beautiful low to medium density residential project could enhance the area and should include a large public open space, but I fear that the site will be sold for less than market value and developers will try to suck every last cent out of it to the detriment of the locale. Be pro-active on this East Freo or you might get hurt!