Freo's View

LOVING THE FREO VIEW CORRIDORS

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, heritage, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on May 16, 2019

 

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I love the view corridors to Fremantlte Port through the streets where parts of the port are framed by the beautiful heritage buildings, such as here in Pakenham Street.

If more people made themselves tourists in our own twon there would be a higher appreciation for how special Freo is and that we should feel blessed to love here. I certainly do!

By the way, the building site front left is of the new Fremantle Republic tavern, gin distillery and micro brewery, so more excitement coming to the West End of town soon. Taking the facade back to its original tuckpointing has improved it a lot already.

Roel Loopers

 

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FREO SYNAGOGUE TAVERN ON THE WAY

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on May 14, 2019

 

synagogue tavern

 

It is often frustrating how long it takes for an approved development to start in Fremantle, so it is good to see that work has commenced at the tavern development of the former Synagogue on the corner of Parry Street and South Terrace.

Roel Loopers

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MELVILLE WAVE PARK REJECTION SIMILAR TO FREO’S J SHED TAVERN

 

The rejection by the State Government of the proposed wave park in the City of Melville is a huge win for the community there and has a lot in common with the State’s rejection of the planned tavern at J Shed on Fremantle’s Bathers Beach.

It is quite intriguing to notice that both local councils approved the controversial plans against huge community opposition and outrage and that even the community votes at special electors meetings were ignored.

One has to wonder also about the proposed location of a wave park in Melville that is just a 20-minute drive to Fremantle beaches. From memory there has even been an application for a small wave park near Port Beach, which makes even less sense.

It is nice to notice that the planning approval process, that is often criticised, worked well in both instances and that inappropriate uses of crown land were rejected by the State.

Roel Loopers

FREO.SOCIAL GREAT NEW FREO VENUE

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, heritage, hospitality, tavern, Uncategorized by freoview on March 20, 2019

 

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FREO.SOCIAL, Fremantle’s latest music venue, micro brewery, distillery and tavern opened its doors at Parry Street to the public today, so make sure to go and check it out!

Millions of dollars were spent on renovating the 1896 built former Artillery Drill Hall, which is owned by the National Trust and was home to the Fly by Night musicians club before.

I did not get a look at the Entertainment Hall, where live music concerts will be held, so make sure to keep up to date who is playing when on the Freo.Social Facebook page.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE APPROVES SYNAGOGUE TAVERN

 

The Old Synagogue

 

The Planning Committee of Fremantle Council last night unanimously approved the application for a tavern at the former Synagogue site on the corner of South Terrace and Parry Street.

There was no discussion about the proposal with Elected Members saying it would be a good development.

The consensus was that the landmark site had been an eyesore for too long, and that the development would integrate well with future plans for Fremantle Oval.

Mayor Brad Pettitt said the tavern was a really good outcome for Fremantle.

Now all the proponents will have to do is apply for a liquor license and wait approximately a year before that gets approved, which really is a far too long process.

The development will create a basement and a rooftop bar, beer gardens, restaurant, and an alfresco area on Parry Street.

Roel Loopers

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TAVERN FOR FREMANTLE SYNAGOGUE

Posted in city of fremantle, development, heritage, hospitality, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on March 4, 2019

 

The Old Synagogue

 

The application for a tavern in the former Synagogue site on the corner of South Terrace and Parry Street will come before the Planning Committee of Fremantle Council this Wednesday.

The application includes a rooftop deck, a mezzanine level, a basement bar under the Synagogue, a multi-level beer garden, an alfresco area out on Parry Street, and a front bar in the shop at South Terrace.

The officer’s recommendation is for conditional approval.

The Synagogue site is in desperate need of activation as it has been vacant for years with a derelict building site at the back facing Fremantle Oval. It would fit in well with the future development of the oval and activation of the precinct.

The only concern is that no tenants have been found yet by the developers to run the hospitality operations, so let’s hope they’ll announce someone soon.

Roel Loopers

SOUTH FREMANTLE TAVERN RAISES CONCERNS

Posted in alcohol, bar, brewery, city of fremantle, development, food, local government, parking, tavern, Uncategorized by freoview on February 19, 2019

 

There are serious concerns in the South Fremantle community about a proposed tavern, brewery and distillery on the former Sealanes site at 176-238 Marine Terrace.

Locals believe there is already ample supply of alcohol-related outlets in the area and that parking issues will escalate even more. They are also worried about noise, smells and anti social behaviour in the adjoining residential streets.

The proposal by the Running with Thieves brewery is for a micro-brewery that would be able to produce 1 million litres of beer, plus a distillery that would make gin, vodka, rum and whiskey.

There would also be a bar, restaurant and retail outlet, so unless substantial parking bays will be provided on site it would severely affect parking for locals and people visiting South Beach and the sunset markets, and those who commute on the CAT bus to the train station.

Submissions for the proposal closed on February 15, but many locals complain they had not been made aware of it and are scrambling to voice their opposition to the plans.

Although the official submission period is over there is still plenty of time to contact Fremantle Councillors. You can reach them all together here: members@fremantle.wa.gov.au

Roel Loopers

 

HERITAGE GRANTS FOR FREMANTLE BUILDINGS

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, heritage, hospitality, reigion, Uncategorized by freoview on February 15, 2019

 

st john's

 

The WA Heritage Council has announced that two Fremantle buildings will receive a heritage grant this year, so that is good news.

The St John’s Anglican church at Kings Square will receive $ 87,812.04 for the repair of the collapsing northwest corner of the church and stabilisation work on the building.

The developers of 3 Pakenham Street will get $ 40,105.10 for reinstating the tuckpointing of the facade of what is in the process of becoming the Republic of Fremantle tavern, gin distillery and micro-brewerey.

There are a lot of really good things happening in Fremantle that will set up our city on a course of revival.

Roel Loopers

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MANNING BUILDING REDEVELOPMENT STARTS

Posted in architecture, bar, brewery, city of fremantle, development, heritage, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on February 11, 2019

 

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Contractors for Silverleaf Investments have started on the building redevelopment of the historic Manning Building, which takes up the entire south of the High Street mall and runs along William and Market streets.

The redevelopment will include a tavern and micro brewery and will hopefully help to reactivate Fremantle’s CBD.

Roel Loopers

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JOBS AT NEW FREO SOCIAL MUSIC VENUE

Posted in bar, city of fremantle, concerts, employment, entertainment, hospitality, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 17, 2019

 

Want to be a part of one of Perth’s biggest and newest hospitality venues? Freo.Social is opening soon and they need crew to man the ship.

Between the Entertainment Hall, Brewshed, in-house food trucks, extensive beer gardens, 4 bars, 58 beer taps and other offerings, the 800-capacity venue has something to excite everyone.

Freo Social are after the best Managers, Supervisors, Floor staff, Bar Staff and Kitchen Hands out there.

“We understand that hospo is a two-way road and we plan on investing time, training and energy into you!”

Read more about Freo.Social and the available positions and apply here >>> https://www.seek.com.au/job/38106183…

You can also apply directly to jobs@freo.social

Roel Loopers

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