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MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS FOR BOOYEEMBARA PARK

Posted in bicycles, bikes, city of fremantle, fitness, local government, outdoors, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on May 7, 2019

 

The FPOL Committee of Fremantle Council will on Wednesday consider to formalise the mountain bike trails that were created by the community in Booyeembara Park, at request of the Fremantle Mountain Bike Collective.

Trails have been constructed by the community but a feasibility and land-use compatibility study will have to be conducted since there are fragments of asbestos in the park.

The Fremantle Mountain Biking Collective proposal for mountain biking trails in Booyeembara Park proposes two key concepts:
1-3 narrow trails running from the ridge on the eastern side of the park south towards Stevens Street.
A pump/jump skills park.

The location/s and design elements will be finalised through the design process however are generally located in the eastern end of the park in the revegetated bushland.

Since the next mountain bike trails are 2 hours away near Kalamunda it would be fantastic to offer them here in Fremantle and encourage more young people to take up this outdoor activity.

Booyeembara Park could do with a bit more activation, so I hope Council will go ahead with it.

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S FUTURE CELEBRATES ESPLANADE YOUTH PLAZA

 

 

The Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza skate and parcour park celebrated its fifth birthday today.

Great to see so many very young people attending and loving the exciting sport.

I was asked by a City of Fremantle officer why I had mentioned in a blog post early this week that the majority of new Fremantle Youth Network members are female. For two reasons. It is a fact, and I like it that in a time when political partied quarrel about female quotas Freo has a Youth Network with a lot of young women in it-and five young blokes as well.

Let’s not forget also that the 13-member Fremantle Council only has four female Councillors, so I am all for more women power!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE YOUTH PLAZA FIVE YEARS YOUNG

 

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The Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza is five years young this weekend and that will be celebrated with a skating festival on Sunday the 14th of April from 12-5pm. This is part of WA Youth Week which runs from the 13th to the 20th of April.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said Youth Week had always been a popular event with young people, and this Sunday was shaping up to be a fantastic festival with a range of engaging and fun activities planned.

The family-friendly event will include a skateboarding competition in association with Skateboarding WA, slacklining and parkour workshops, fascinating virtual reality stations, live interactive street art, Hip Hop classes, market stalls, amusements, etc.

The new Fremantle Youth Network members will be at the EYP surveying the community, so come along and have your say.

The City’s Esplanade Youth Plaza provides many free skateboarding and parkour workshops throughout the year, and is known as one of the best youth facilities across the country.

For more information about EYP Festival 5.0, visit the What’s On page on the City of Fremantle’s website.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE’S ALMOST FEMALE NEW YOUTH NETWORK

Posted in city of fremantle, community, local government, politics, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on April 10, 2019

 

Youth Network

 

Fifteen young people have come together to form the City of Fremantle’s new Fremantle Youth Network. I assume this replaces the Fremantle Youth Council of which little was heard since it was established.

It is nice to see that Fremantle again shows leadership with the majority of the Youth Network members being female, but there is the token bloke somewhere hidden among them

Young people with a connection to Fremantle through their home, school or work were invited to apply and have their say on youth community issues.

The inaugural group, comprising members aged between 12-19 years from Fremantle College, John Curtin College of the Arts, Notre Dame University, Curtin University and other schools outside Fremantle, held their first meeting on 25 March.

City of Fremantle Community Development Director Fiona Hodges said the Fremantle Youth Network would play an important role in facilitating consultation between Council and young people in the community.

“I applaud the group’s members for their willingness and enthusiasm to take part in this community process and help inform the City on youth perspectives,” Ms Hodges said.

“The City is committed to listening and reflecting on their feedback, and collaborating to create a more connected youth community.”

EYP

With WA Youth Week (13-20 April) looming, the Fremantle Youth Network has hit the ground running and immersed itself in one of the biggest events the City hosts for young people.

The EYP Festival 5.0, held on Sunday 14 April, is the City’s official event during Youth Week and celebrates the Esplanade Youth Plaza’s fifth birthday.

Roel Loopers

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SCHOOL STUDENTS CLIMATE STRIKE ON FRIDAY

 

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It is THEIR FUTURE and they have every right to tell procrastinating politicians who are in denial about global warming that they demand more and immediate action!

So high school students will strike for a safe climate this coming Friday March 15 to get together for a march from St George’s cathedral in Perth from 11am to 1pm.

Non students are of course welcome to join the protest march.

Roel Loopers

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BUILDING THE FREO FALLS DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL

Posted in city of fremantle, concert, festival, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 1, 2019

 

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Falls 1

 

Work has started on erecting the stages, lights and sound system at Fremantle Oval for this weekend’s Falls Downtown festival, which will bring two days of great music to our port city, and hopefully a lot of business for our local traders.

I don’t want to sound like a patronising out-of-touch old fool, but please stay away from drugs as far too many young people have died from them during festivals recently!

Roel Loopers

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LOOKING FOR YOUNG FREMANTLE LEADERS

Posted in city of fremantle, community, local government, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on December 28, 2018

 

The city of Fremantle is relaunching their Youth Advisory Council and looking for local young people to join.

The aim is to connect Freo young people, youth agencies and schools so they can share what is happening with the broader community at a grass roots level.

If you’re aged between 12-24 and are interested in talking about youth issues, representing your neighbourhood and want to volunteer, then this is for you.

Visit fremantle.wa.gov.au/fyn for more info.

Roel Loopers

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PANTS DOWN FOR SEXUAL RESEARCH AT FREO’S FALLS DOWNTOWN

Posted in city of fremantle, concert, culture, entertainment, festival, health, state government, Uncategorized by freoview on December 20, 2018

 

Falls festival

 

Visitors to next year’s Fremantle Falls Downtown festival will be offered high-class toilets, if they agree to take a test for sexually transmitted infections.

The WA State Government is offering the free test because of a significant increase in cases of chlamydia and gonorrhoea.

More that 16,000 young people are expected to come to Freo for the two-day festival on January 5 and 6, so the State Government wanted to target the 16-24 year-old, which is the group with the highest reports of chlamydia.

The Department of Health is sponsoring the Falls Festival with $ 50,000.

Roel Loopers

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LOVING THE LEEUWIN SAILING LIFE

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, leeuwin foundation, maritime, sailing, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on December 11, 2018

 

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It is pretty spectacular to see all those young people high up on the mast of the STS Leeuwin II sailing ship in Fremantle port.

I took the photos on Monday afternoon when they were securing the sails after a trip out on the Indian Ocean.

Roel Loopers

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FOGARTY LITERARY AWARD FOR YOUNG WRITERS

Posted in BOOKS, city of fremantle, publishing, reading, Uncategorized, writing by freoview on December 5, 2018

 

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This important message for young creative writers from FREMANTLE PRESS:

We are very pleased to announce that The Fogarty Foundation will partner with Fremantle Press to provide a significant new award for young writers. The Fogarty Literary Award will be a biennial prize awarded to an unpublished manuscript by a Western Australian author aged between 18 and 35 for a work of fiction, narrative non-fiction or young adult fiction.

The winner receives a cash prize of $20,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press

Roel Loopers

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