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Vandals have caused more than $ 10,000 damage to the small solar lights along the coastal path at Bathers Beach between Kidogo Arthouse and J Shed since they were installed.

The City of Fremantle stopped repairing the lights over the last 18 months because of the constant and excessive vandalism, but officers have put a request to Council to include in next financial year’s budget replacement lights mounted on tall poles.

Such lights were proposed before by officers but deemed not in keeping with the heritage character of Arthur’s Head, but already two taller lights have been installed just south of J Shed in the vicinity of the former whaling station.

I took photos of the vandalism on Monday morning.

Roel Loopers


Posted in arthur head, city of fremantle, heritage, roundhouse, tourism, Uncategorized, vandalism by freoview on February 21, 2019


mess 4


I find the neglect of Fremantle’s historic Arthur’s Head very frustrating and annoying. I have mentioned before here on Freo’s View that I don’t believe it is acceptable that Western Australia’s oldest public building, the Roundhouse, does not get annual funding from the State and/or Federal government or from the City of Fremantle.

But basic care and maintenance are surely not too much too ask for! Look at the bloody mess of broken chairs at the cottages on Mrs Trivett Lane, where the Fremantle Volunteer Heritage Guides have their office, where the public toilets are, and where hundreds of tourists walk along the path and see this mess. That is unacceptable!

Vagrants occupy the public toilets, so that tourists don’t feel comfortable entering them,  and they vandalise the area frequently. Two days ago a window was damaged at the volunteers cottage.

There are no CCTV cameras up there and the police can’t be bothered to walk up the hill, so it is left to deteriorate and no one seems to care about it.

Send a rubbish truck and pick up all that broken furniture, City of Fremantle! It’s not good enough to blabber on about how important tourism and heritage is for our city when you allow the most significant part of it to look like a dump. I am very pissed off!

Roel Loopers


Posted in cars, city of fremantle, crime, law&order, police, Uncategorized, vandalism by freoview on February 11, 2019



Dozens of tyres were slashed last night in Kings William and Attfield Streets in South Fremantle.

Many cars did have two tyres slashed which required a mobile tyre repair company to attend this morning.

A lot of people are now hundreds of dollars out of pockets because of some brain dead idiot(s) who believe it is funny to vandalise other people’s cars.

This happened about two years ago as well in the same area with even more cars damaged, and I also had two tyres on my car punctured.

These vandals are fools and criminals, so I hope the police will catch them!!

Roel Loopers




Morons continue to deface and vandalise Fremantle’s historic Arthur’s Head especially along the coastal path at Bathers Beach.

Graffiti has been sprayed on the Aboriginal Manjarree Trail signs and on the solar lights, which have again been vandalised with many small holes smashed into the panels.

I hear there are officers at the City of Fremantle who believe it is not appropriate to replace those small lights and to put taller solar lights in the area, as that would not be in keeping with the heritage significance, but I wonder how ugly, vandalised low lights suit the historic area any better.

This has been an ongoing problem for many years and Fremantle Council needs to address this. The path is very popular with tourists and locals so an unsightly appearance is not good enough!

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, graffiti, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on September 10, 2018




What a shame that the moron who sprayed the graffiti on the Fremantle Shipwrecks Gallery did not get run over by a nice heavy container train.

Mindless vandalism of buildings, especially historic ones, is a disgrace, so get a life, whoever you are, you fool!

Roel Loopers




Vandalism of the waist-high solar lights along the dune path at Bathers Beach is an ongoing concern and it looks terrible, but all the City of Fremantle does is costly repairs.

I hear that City staff have suggested that the solution is to put two or three large poles with solar floods along the path, that would have a wider spread of light and help to make the area feel safer, but this has been rejected because larger poles would not be in keeping with the heritage of Arthur’s Head.

Are they really suggesting that the damaged small lights are better at the path that is very popular with tourists than a few long poles?

Roel Loopers



Posted in city of fremantle, local government, nature, neglect, Uncategorized by freoview on July 9, 2018




It is such a wonderful day in Fremantle today that I went for a walk in the lovely Booyeembara Park in White Gum Valley.

It is a delight to wander around in this under utilised public green space, but it is sad to see the awful neglect by the City of Fremantle of the amphi theatre. That area has been closed off for a very long time because of asbestos, but nothing is being done to remedy the problem and use the amphi theatre for performances, community events, concerts, NAIDOC week, etc.

It is not good enough to just put ugly fences around it and let it rot and being vandalised, especially since the golf course might take up some of the Booyeembara Park because it has to make way for the widening of High Street.

Roel Loopers



Posted in city of fremantle, graffiti, law&order, local government, Uncategorized, vandalism by freoview on April 10, 2018




Graffiti vandalism has been rampant in Fremantle from North to South over the last weeks.

The inconsiderate morons don’t care that it cost the community millions of dollars to clean up the stupid tagging rubbish they spray onto every surface they can find.

And the illegal bill posting of massive posters that promote music gigs is also highly annoying and not on.

Their total lack of respect for property and people is unbelievable and unacceptable!

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, notre dame university, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on March 23, 2018


no(tre) parking


Notre Dame students often complain that it costs them a lot of money to park in Fremantle, but this attempt at free parking was not successful.

Of course the wrapping of a large Notre Dame University poster around this parking meter in Phillimore Street was done by an idiot and not by NDA students because they are perfect. It was removed pretty fast so no free parking.

Roel Loopers

Thanks Bob Sommerville for the tip off!

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Posted in city of fremantle, law&order, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on November 22, 2017


It is disturbing to read in the West Australian today that a survey has revealed that it is common for council rangers in the metro area to be abused.

They get assaulted, spat at, physically and verbally abused, punched, and one of them was even run over by a car in William Street.

In Fremantle there were 27 incidents last year 2016-2017 and that is a worry as our rangers, parking inspectors and community safety officers are just doing their job and should be respected and treated with courtesy.

I know most of Freo’s rangers and often have a chat with them. The vast majority of them are pretty decent and likeable people, so say hello to them when you come across them and let them know the community appreciate the work they are doing!

Roel Loopers

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