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POINT WALTER TRANQUILITY

Posted in city of fremantle, nature, Uncategorized by freoview on July 23, 2019

 

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A bit of nature’s tranquility at Point Walter.

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WONDERFUL NORTH FREO DOG PHOTO

Posted in city of fremantle, dogs, north fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on June 24, 2019

 

Photo by Mark Bailey

 

Loyal Freo’s View reader Mark Bailey sent me this photo he took of a dog on the jetty near the Gilbert Fraser oval in North Fremantle.

The shot of the dog looking out over the Swan River is too cute not to share around. Well done Mark!

 

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GREAT VIEWS FROM CANTONMENT HILL

 

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The walking trail at Cantonment Hill has received some TLC while the former Naval Stores renovations have been completed and are ready for the ENKEL group to move in at the start of the new financial year.

A universal access toilet has been added to the building and that will be available for those using the playground and for patrons of the planned cafe.

The Naval Stores building was built in the mid 1930s and is an example of Inter-War Functionalist architecture. It will be good to see it used again by the Fremantle community.

Cantonment Hill is one of the highest points in Fremantle and known by our Whadjuk Noongar people as Dweerdanup – Place of Dingo Spirit.

Great views from the lookout and from just below the former signal station to Fremantle Port and the Swan river. The signal station is now occupied by the Fremantle Volunteer Sea Rescue people.

Go and have a look!

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EPIC JOURNEY FOR MODERN DESIGN

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, design, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on January 30, 2019

 

 

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When you think about explorers, forget Burke and Wills, Dampier, Cook, Hartog, Tasman and Flinders and start thinking Loopy instead.

I double checked so that I would not claim anything that can’t be substantiated, but when I Googled epic journeys, the journey I just completed did not even appear, probably because it was far too daunting a task for even the bravest to contemplate.

So here I am claiming to be the very first person ever to have walked all the way from the Perth train station to the new Perth Stadium and back. I endured hardship in the East Perth wilderness where food and water were hard to find, and I suffered from exposure, heat stress and dehydration, but I survived.

And I endured all that because I love creative modern structures and needed to see the Matagarup Bridge over the Swan river with my own eyes, and it’s a beauty!

Yet, I pondered that one major question on the train back to my beloved Freo. If the State Government can build such and expansive and expensive new footbridge for a stadium that operates mainly on weekends, why can’t it build a much-needed new rail and traffic bridge at Fremantle that will be used 24/7?

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FOOD TRUCKS AND SUN SET AT THE SWAN RIVER

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle port, Uncategorized by freoview on January 7, 2019

 

 

The Under The Bridge Foodtrucks are back at the Fremantle East Street jetty from 5pm tonight, so go and enjoy great food, live music and watching the sun set behind the port.

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NORTHBANK FORESHORE REPAIR TOO COSTLY FOR FREMANTLE COUNCIL

Posted in city of fremantle, development, local government, swan river, Uncategorized by freoview on September 13, 2018

 

Fremantle Councillors at the FPOL Committee were not keen last night to commit $ 600,000 for a hard-edge/seawall structure at the Northbank residential development between the Swan River bridges.

Erosion is worrying the local residents, but Councillor Andrew Sullivan wanted the officers to investigate what would happen if the City did not do anything. Sullivan said he was not convinced the City had an obligation to spend all that money, because it is just bad luck when erosion occurs.

He was not happy to spend half a million dollars and more to keep private residents happy when it diminishes the use of the area for the broader community. There is already very little public space and beach left, Sullivan said

Mayor Brad Pettitt agreed and said Council needed to have a wider discussion about this.

The Northbank development was conditionally approved in 1995 by the WA Planning Commission, with one condition for the management of a foreshore plan, but developers Montheath Properties went into receivership so many of the proposed recommendations were not implemented.

The item was deferred and will be discussed again in late October.

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FOOD TRUCKS AT THE SWAN RIVER TONIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle port, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2018

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It feels like summer has returned to Fremantle so the Under the Bridge Foodtrucks are doing the same and will be at the East Street jetty today from around 5-9pm for the last time this season.

Great food and great community vibes, plus stunning sunsets at the port.

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SUNSET DINNER AT THE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, Uncategorized by freoview on March 19, 2018

 

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We are having delightful early autumn days but that won’t last, so take advantage of the great weather today and have sunset dinner at the port at the¬†Under the Bridge Freo Food Trucks at the East Street jetty.

It’s on from 5 till about 8.30pm, so enjoy it!

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GREAT TRUCK FOOD AND SUNSETS

Posted in city of fremantle, food, Uncategorized by freoview on February 19, 2018

 

 

The Under The Bridge Food Trucks are at the Fremantle East Street jetty from 5.30pm today, so make sure to go and enjoy this very popular community event.

It is great to sit at the Swan river, watch the dolphins(if you are lucky) and stunning sunsets behind the huge port cranes.

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GREAT SUNSETS AND FOOD TRUCKS

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle port, Uncategorized by freoview on February 13, 2018

 

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The Under the Bridge Foodtrucks at the Fremantle East Street jetty on Mondays are very popular and a fantastic idea, that is now being emulated in Mosman Park, and from tomorrow on also on Thursdays at the John Tonkin Reserve in East Fremantle.

There were a lot of people young and old having a good time last night while a band was playing invigorating music.

If you haven’t experienced sitting at the Swan River, watching the sun set behind the port while having yummy food, go do it next Monday as summer is almost over!

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