Freo's View


Posted in city of fremantle, east fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on October 5, 2017


Plympton Steps


It is just out of Fremantle, but I love walking and driving along Riverside Drive in East Fremantle.

It is great to see all the yachts, the pelicans, mums with prams, joggers, families, dog walkers as one goes along.

The Leeuwin Barracks development project will be a huge thing for the Town of East Fremantle, so I am looking forward to that starting next year some time.

I always end up on the top near Petra Street where one can look along the Swan River from above the yacht club and see the Perth highrise buildings in the distance.

On the way back there are great views to Fremantle Port.

The Plympton Steps have been completed and with the freshly-painted Tradeswind Hotel above it it looks very attractive.


Roel Loopers

Vote Roel for City Ward! (in Fremantle that is ; >)


Posted in food, fremantle, health, Uncategorized by freoview on July 30, 2017



A beautiful friend of mine whom I like very much told me on Facebook yesterday that since she saw me last, about five months ago, I have become and ugly fat blob of a man. (Only joking! She said I looked good. ; >)

Being human I immediately reacted and blamed my poor health at the start of the year for my weight gain, because walking was not a great experience with a catheter inserted. I totally forgot to mention my liking for sweets, ice cream, pork belly, chips with mayo, pies, pizza, etc.

Anyway, my Pigmy penis was successfully amputated in a ten-second operation in May, so with the sky blue and the sun shining I no longer had an excuse this morning to stay on the couch and read books.

Off I went to Blackwall Reach, that really should be part of Freo. The Fremantle Tram used to run through there to Point Walter, so historically we have a claim.

If only the former State Government had not messed up the local government reform so badly, that beautiful part of the world would have been ours.

Talked to a lovely couple from Victoria who arrived yesterday and who are regrowing a rain forrest there near Mildura. She was picking up rubbish that people had left behind on the rocks.

Here some photos of my epic walk to show my now former friend whom I liked very much that I am trying to lose weight. ; >)


Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle, photography, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on May 13, 2017




I could not stop myself from going out again and take more photos of this morning’s fog in Fremantle.

I drove along the Swan river to Blackwall Reach and Point Walter to take these images.

Roel Loopers


Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development, town of east fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on April 26, 2017


East Fremantle Deputy Mayor Michael McPhail is Australia’s youngest Deputy Mayor. His impressive presentation at the Fremantle Network of the vision plan for the East Freo Leeuwing Barracks and foreshore showed why he was elected by his peers to the position.

A lot of water will flow under the bridges before the plans will be realised as the Defence Department owns the land and will have the final say after all, but at least the Town of East Fremantle is pro-actively involved in what must be one of the most significant development projects for the town and greater Fremantle.

McPhail said this was Fremantle’s day and Fremantle’s time and that the area is an emerging area for opportunity thanks to Fremantle Council, and it needs a regional big picture view.

He said the two major future visions for river foreshore development in the Perth metro area are the Leeuwin Barracks and the South Quay project, and he showed East Fremantle’s Port to Point Vision, all the way from Fremantle Port to Point Walter. It is about how we reconnect Fremantle to its foreshore McPail said.

He rightly pointed out that the South Quay project is a long way away still, while the Leeuwin development is imminent with land sales starting later this year, and said the East Street jetty area could be beautified by Fremantle Council before that.

Riverside Drive is old and needs to be realligned to accommodate the vision plans and the huge Leeuwin development that would see some 1,400 new residents moving into new apartment buildings, a new hotel, shops and large green open spaces for residents and the wider community to enjoy.

The vision showed two major 15-storey towers on the 14 hectare site plus 4-8 storey buildings spread among the large public spaces that will connect to river boardwalks.

It will require careful planning by the Town of East Fremantle and Mainroads to accommodate the additional vehicle movement along Preston Point Road and Riverside Drive as the majority of the new residents and visitors will be driving cars.

Michael McPhail is right that he sees this as a huge opportunity for Greater Fremantle and I believe it is essential for the two local councils and State Government to work together on a vision plan for the foreshore area from the Fremantle railway station all the way to Point Walter.

Roel Loopers


Posted in food, fremantle, western australia by freoview on February 6, 2017



The Under The Bridge Foodtrucks organisers came up with the Trumpish slogan Make Mondays Great Again, so I am stealing it from them.

It’s on again today from 5-8.30 pm at the Fremantle East Street Jetty and a lot of fun. It’s also a great spot to watch the sun set behind the port, fall in love, network, meet new friends, take the dog for a walk, or have a quick swim in the Swan River.

Roel Loopers



Posted in food, fremantle by freoview on January 24, 2017



The Under The Bridge food van market at the Fremantle East Street jetty has become very popular with hundreds of people sitting at the Swan river watching the sun set behind the port and enjoying great food.

It is on every Monday in summer from 5 to 8.30 pm, so go and check it out next week!

Roel Loopers



Posted in fremantle, photography, western australia by freoview on January 23, 2017



Photography is soul music for me. Whenever I feel a bit down I go out and try to find good images. Taking creative photos makes me happy.

I took this one at the Fremantle East Street jetty today just before 7 pm.

Roel Loopers


Posted in food, fremantle by freoview on November 28, 2016
Photo by Alma Sarhan

Photo by Alma Sarhan



It’s a beautiful day in Fremantle yet again, so why not enjoy the sunset at the Under The Bridge Food Trucks at the East Street jetty this evening and watch the sun set behind the port.

Five trucks will offer a variety of international food to choose from and you can even throw in a line and catch some fish while there.

It’s on from 5-9 pm, so head out to the Swan River!

Roel Loopers



Posted in freight, fremantle, TRAFFIC, trains by freoview on October 25, 2016

The WA government is spending another $ 3 million on strengthening the Fremantle traffic bridge after it completed the fender system upgrade earlier this year.

Advanteering Civil Engineers has the contract to use specialist divers to repair and strengthen the 100 pilons under water. The work should be completed by May next year.

Roel Loopers


Posted in community, east fremantle, fremantle by freoview on October 5, 2016

Nearly one hundred people attended the information session about development plans for the East Fremantle Leeuwin Barracks at the East Freo Tennis Club on Tuesday evening.

The event was organised by the Labor candidate for Bicton Lisa O’Malley and chaired by Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk. WA Labor leader Mark McGowan and Federal Member for Fremantle Josh Wilson were also present.

The Leeuwin residential development at the Swan river is probably the most significant modern development for the Town of East Fremantle, so community input is essential as the site if developed well could become the jewel in the crown for East Freo.

Lisa O’Malley said it was important to bring local, state and federal representatives together to complement the visioning process the Town of East Fremantle is conducting with the community and stakeholders.

Mark McGowan said he knew the site very well from his days as a Navy Officer and commented on the thoughtful contributions from the public gallery.

Josh Wilson said he has been talking to the Federal Defence Minister’s office about the significance of the project for East Fremantle and beyond and mentioned the very positive outcome negotiations had achieved with Cantonment Hill.

Height, density and traffic issues were the main concerns raised by residents and suggestions made to acknowledge the plight of veterans and create open spaces for seniors and youth at this prime location.

Roel Loopers


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