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Freo Today. 6 March 2021. Weather improving, if you like sun and fair weather. Coral Adventurer still sits off the coast. Here she is, keeping an eye on Sculpture by the Sea, on now at Cottesloe – herself a virtual sculpture in the sea! Beautifully captured by Deanna Shanahan on virtual film framed by a prize winning physical sculpture.

Maritime Movements – Cruise On Silver Lining! in Shipping News
It’s not the Sea Princess, but yesterday a passenger vessel, Coral Adventurer, had punters wondering if we had more Covid…
Hand in Hand – Kidogo Irish Aboriginal Festival Lands in Freo! in Life, Law & Culture
You won’t want to miss this festival at the fabulous Kidogo Arthouse, right on the ocean at Bathers Beach, on…
Interview With Captain Savio Fernandes, Freo’s New Harbour Master in Fremantle People
Fremantle Ports has appointed a new Harbour Master - Captain Savio Fernandes. Captain Fernandes commenced in the role on February…

Once A Mess – Now A ‘Garden Centre – Office, Cafe & Shop (2 x Sea Container), Canopy, Shade Structure’?

We all know this much neglected site crammed between two successful restaurants on the east side of South Terrace, South Fremantle at number 404, just before the Douro Road roundabout as you go south. Not long ago it had the Baby wall art at the back. Well now there’s a planning application before the Fremantle Council for the following uses - One comment posted on planningalerts.org.au says - Where are the patrons and staff going to park? Unusual for people to visit a garden centre and buy heavy products without needing their cars.... Residential side streets are already struggling with…
What’s Happening Here? An Urban Park? in Architecture + Urban Design
The wonderful thing about walking the streets is that you see things, as if for the first time; things you…
Maritime Movements – STOP THE PRESS: A Cruise Ship Off Freo! in Shipping News
Cruise ships are a rare and endangered species of vessel in Fremantle waters these days. But look, this morning we…
Caring for the aged – But how to fund the new system? in Life, Law & Culture
The Aged Care Royal Commission has just given its final report to the Federal Government. The Executive Summary Is detailed…
Maritime Movements – Its Time To Shine! in Shipping News
Vos Shine. What is that exactly? A lacquered layer on your helm? A bruise below the eye? The mirror-clear polish…
The New Goo-Book Law in Life, Law & Culture
The New Goo-Book Law - otherwise known as the Treasury Laws Amendment (News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code)…
The Better Bridge Debate – Community Demands a ‘Broadened Consultation on Agenda’ as Part of Next Step in Architecture + Urban Design
Fremantle Shipping News has actively supported the campaign to produce a better Traffic Bridge across the Swan River/Derbarl Yerrigan at…

Places I Love – Leighton Beach

Leighton Beach in North Fremantle is now ranked number 11 in Western Australia’s Top 50 beaches! Leighton has soft white sand and clear turquoise water. It stretches for 1.5 kms from Port Beach to Cottesloe Beach. The northern end of the beach is known as Mosman’s Beach and is managed by Mosman Park Council. To the south of Mosman’s Beach, it’s all Fremantle! The centre of Fremantle is just four kilometres further south from Leighton. There are plenty of car parking spaces along the beach for those who drive there. If you want to use public transport, you can catch…
Vos Shine – What is that exactly? in Shipping News
Vos Shine remains huddled in port - her summer residence. A research vessel, her sister, Ocean Shield, left port a…
The Tent City Extravaganza – The CEO’s Report in Life, Law & Culture
Just after Christmas 2020, a tent city sprang up in Pioneer Park, central Fremantle, between Fremantle Railway Station and the…
Interview With Tineke Van der Eecken in Fremantle People
Tineke Van der Eecken was born in Belgium and now lives in Beaconsfield. Her interests are diverse – studying criminology…

Making Mov(I)es In Magic Freo

One amusing aspect of the Premier’s “film studio for Fremantle” announcement was its timing “hook” – as in, contingent on the Labor Party being returned to state power. This on a day when polls suggested his opposition was headed for the biggest wipeout in Australian political history. Take the new studios at Fremantle’s Victoria Quay as a given, then? That aside, the announcement has been welcomed by the film industry, and should be seen in the context of building a much needed diversification into the state’s resources-dominated economy. There is no question…

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