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October 2015

Parking guide to Freo

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Here at fSpace, we aim to make our members and guests as happy and productive as possible.

With over 5,000 car park spots hiding in and around town, Fremantle has plenty of affordable parking. To make the navigation easier, we thought we’d map some out to help you always locate a place to leave your car at an affordable price.

ALL DAY PARKING
Fremantle has many larger car parks equipped with security, surveillance and other cars to keep yours company while you’re at work.

fSpacers love parking at Point Street car park. There’s always space in this multi-level covered carpark and your car will be nice and cool at the end of the day too. There’s a flat fee at any time you come in and out of $8 and they are open from 7am to 7.30pm each day.

Our great all day parking spots we recommend are:

  1. Point Street Parkade: Covered parking, all day rate $8 or $2.00 per hour
  2. Coles/Woolworths Parkade: Covered parking, all day rate $9 or $2.00 per hour (First hour free!)
  3. Victoria Quay (D, B, C and E-Shed): Uncovered parking All day rate $7 and 3 hour max $2 per hour Fri-Sun at E-Shed.
  4. Queensgate: Covered parking All day rate $8.80 (early bird before 10am) $1.50 per hour,(142.50\month).
  5. The Round House: Uncovered parking (limited bays) All day rate $8.90.
  6. Collie Street: Covered parking All day rate $8 (early bird before 10am) $3.50 per hour.
  7. Queen Street: Uncovered parking All day rate $12 (early bird before 10am) $8 per hour.

FREE PARKING
If your opting for a quick stop-off, pop-in visit to town or to drop something off at fSpace, there is free parking in Freo. You will find 15 min drop off zones and other 30 min bays scattered throughout the many side streets in and around our office space on Market Street.

  • Coles/Woolworths Parkade 1 hour (first hour free)
  • Market Street 15 minute drop off zone in front of the Post Office.
  • High Street (west of Market Street).
  • Adelaide Street (between Parry and Queen Street) for 30 mins.
  • Fremantle street parking is free from 1 am to 9 am

PAID STREET PARKING
Fremantle has affordable street parking options:

  • Markets Carpark: (End of Parry Street) $1.70 per hour (no all day rate).
  • Short, Leake, High, Cantonment Street, Elder Place, Phillimore Street: $2.70 per hour.
  • Market Street: 2 hour max $2 per half hour.

DID YOU KNOW?

In Fremantle you can park all day in a covered parkade for less than 3 hours in Perth!

Other Australian City Rates:

Brisbane: $27.94 per hour.
Sydney:
$26.72 per hour.
Melbourne: $17.08 per hour.
Perth: $4.68 per hour.
Adelaide: $4.17 per hour.
Canberra: $2.84 per hour.
Hobart: $0.50 per hour (almost 60 times cheaper than Brisbane).

Social Media for Small Business

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Heath Werrett

fSpace’s Sabine was invited to guest lecture to business students last week at Notre Dame’s Fremantle campus about her experiences operating a local small business and how social media has effected her career.

Approximately 25 young students huddled around computers and desks were eager to examine Sabine’s portfolio of inspiring published images and to hear first hand what it was like running two small businesses in today’s digital media landscape.

Talking about her time spent studying photographic design in the Netherlands and traveling the world as a professional photographer before arriving in Sydney, Sabine recalled coming to Australia 11 years ago with no plan, contacts, connections or social media.

She was able to successfully develop her client base in Sydney over three years primarily through face to face meetings and other traditional methods before again moving to Western Australia in 2009 to start all over again, for a second time.

Sabine pointed out the stark difference in business environments between eastern states’ cities such as Melbourne or Sydney to Perth and it’s remote markets which inevitably forced her to rely more heavily on social media as a way to source new clients in WA.

It was actually that sense of isolation which created fSpace,” 

Sabine explained how heavily she initially relied upon social media in the creation of fSpace which was set up in Fremantle’s town centre.

However, she was also quick to point out focusing too much on social media could be challenging.

“Social media is fun to do, but it can be risky., if it’s not done right, it can hurt your business.  I have never had anyone come into fSpace and sign up, saying they heard of us from Facebook.

She said techniques such as word of mouth and referral were still the primary way people found out about fSpace.

To conclude the talk, Sabine raised an important question for students to consider regarding whether it was either more beneficial to invest time and money into learning new social media technologies and producing new content, or to use these resources and invest them into traditional marketing techniques which are proven to be effective.

Ultimately, chatting with Sabine gave students a fantastic opportunity to see how the social media skills they are currently studying translate to the real business world for a local small business owner.

Word & Image by Heath Werrett – fSpace Media