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Old November 11th, 2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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You guys asked for it! I'm much too lazy to go trawling the Metropolitan Developments thread and moving posts, so I'll let you guys help me with that one.
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Is that reclaimed land proposal for North Freo officially dead yet?
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Richmond Quarters - http://www.richmondquarter.com.au/residential

2 Point Street, 154 rooms hotel & 70 apartments- http://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/cityo...delaide_Street

52 Adelaide Street , 151 rooms hotel-http://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/cityoffremantle/Community_engagement/Community_consultation_projects/2013/52_Adelaide_Street
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I figured so, just never saw the death reported anywhere.
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Ocean pools vision to lift Freo's west end

Bridget Lacy, The West AustralianMarch 16, 2012, 5:41 am



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A concept drawing for the ocean pool at Bather's Beach

A Fremantle building designer has released images of how the south side of the south mole could be transformed by ocean pools to help revitalise the port city's struggling west end.

Sam Martin, whose business Sam Martin Design is based in the west end, last year took his concept and design for Fremantle ocean pools to city mayor Brad Pettitt, who embraced the idea.

On Wednesday, the City of Fremantle's strategic and general services committee unanimously backed the move to give in-principle support to an ocean pool at Bathers beach.

The motions will go to a full council meeting on March 28.

Mr Martin said he was motivated by a lack of swimming facilities in the city and a desire to revitalise the west end.

"For about the last 14 or 15 years successive Fremantle councils have wondered how they could enliven and commercially activate the west end of Fremantle," he said.

"It is not economically viable for a lot of businesses and not enough foot traffic goes through there."

Mr Martin said he hoped to be involved if the concept moved forward.

Dr Pettitt said councillors had so far been positive about the idea of an ocean pool at Bathers beach.

Details of how the project might look could be properly investigated if it was approved by the council.
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Speaking of Fremantle, Notre Dame Uni are constructing a new building on the corner of Cliff & Croke Sts:

http://www.nd.edu.au/university/buil...building.shtml
http://www.nd.edu.au/university/buil..._gallery.shtml

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The site (prior to removal of the carpark):


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$87m Freo apartments to proceed
Mark Beyer 11-Nov-2013 02:48pm



AFG Property is set to proceed with construction of its $87 million Richmond Quarter apartment development in East Fremantle after appointing Pindan this week as the builder.

The go-ahead for Richmond Quarter reinforces the strong surge in development activity in Perth's apartment market.

This week's edition of Business News will include a detailed analysis of the market, which has more than 60 projects underway.

Richmond Quarter is AFG Property's third current project.

It has teamed up with Gary Dempsey Developments for the $200 million Taskers project in North Fremantle, where construction of the first stage has recently commenced.

It is also proceeding with the $7.5 million Park Link project in Success, which was sold out in one month.

Pindan is currently building three significant apartment projects in Perth, with all of them being developed by its associated company Otan Property Funds Management.

These are Q Central in Queens Park, North One in Subiaco and Freshwater in Claremont, which is being developed by Aria Land in conjunction with Otan.

Pindan has also been appointed as the builder for Otan's Viridian China Green project in Subiaco, which has recently been launched.

Richmond Quarter, located on Canning Hwy, comprises 119 apartments, priced from $385,000 for studios up to $1.28 million for 3-bedoom penthouses.

AFG Property has sold 102 of the apartments and 11 out of 25 commercial units.

Director Lisa Bevan said the group has had strong interest in the project from a number of lenders and is looking to finalise funding in the coming weeks.

Construction is due to commence this month with completion expected in about two years.
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More on planned Freo developments in WABN. Is Victoria Quay the same site that ING abandoned 5 years ago?



Fremantle Ports is hoping to revive the stalled $350 million revamp of Victoria Quay, part of nearly $1 billion of proposed new developments in the City of Fremantle.

The majority of the new projects, however, remain in the planning phase and are not yet under construction.

A precinct plan with commercial/retail and residential components, and building heights for the largest of the developments - Victoria Quay - is expected from the City of Fremantle and the WA Planning Commission later this year.

Fremantle Ports has engaged Fremantle-based architect CODA Studio to develop three different precinct plans for the Victoria Quay area, which will then be considered for development.

The development area also includes adjacent Public Transport Authority land near Fremantle railway station and Pioneer Park.

The port has not yet identified a developer for the project, following ING Real Estate's decision to walk away from Victoria Quay in 2011.

Fremantle Ports chief executive Chris Leatt-Hayter said the aim was to provide an economically sustainable development opportunity that would add to the interest, attractiveness and vibrancy of the Fremantle waterfront.

"The development of high level enabling plans will give both the public and private sectors greater confidence in proceeding with future development proposals for the areas concerned," Mr Leatt-Hayter told Business News.

The City of Fremantle said its wider urban revitalisation plans, as well as the Victoria Quay proposal, received a handy boost from the Fremantle Dockers' unprecedented September success.

Food and beverage operators were the main beneficiaries of the 'Dockermania' that swept through the city throughout the AFL finals, culminating in more than 40,000 supporters cramming South Terrace on grand final day.

Publicans' tills were filled to record levels, surpassing even those experienced during the America's Cup in 1983, Mayor Brad Pettitt said, causing some local establishments to run out of beer.

"You can't rely on these one-off things to turn your economy around, but what they can do is give your place a level of promotion and attention, that obviously you can't buy," he said.

"But you have got to make sure you pair that with the fundamentals, and that's what the City of Fremantle's focus is - making sure we pair that with getting more people living, working and shopping back in the heart of Freo."

Mr Pettitt said amendments to town planning regulations during the past two years had started to have the desired effect.

The city plans to increase retail floor space in the CBD by 11,500 square metres by 2018, while also quadrupling its inner-city residential population.

Currently only around 800 residents call the Fremantle CBD home, with the city keen to grow that number by more than 3,500.

About 1,100 new dwellings are contained in residential developments either under construction or in the planning phase, just 400 short of the city's 1,500 new residences target.

The proposed new developments will also add 22,000sqm of A-grade office space in the next five years, aiming to attract major tenants back to the port and create a seven day-a-week economy, rather than the current three days.

Mr Pettitt said extensive community consultation had resulted in heritage controls being strengthened in the city's historic west end, with building heights to remain at three to four storeys.

Larger scale developments up to 10 storeys will be restricted to non-heritage areas of the city.

One of the key projects is the redevelopment of the Stan Reilly Centre on South Terrace, which was originally flagged to become a $100 million state-of-the-art training facility for the Dockers.

With the Dockers likely to abandon the port to move to Cockburn, the Stan Reilly Centre plan will most likely be revised to a $70 million development encompassing affordable housing, car parking and community facilities, Mr Pettitt said.

Fremantle Chamber of Commerce chief executive Tim Milsom said more unique hospitality and entertainment establishments would be encouraged to provide higher levels of inner-city amenity for new residents.

He said he would push for the establishment of 15 to 20 small bars, similar to the new multi-million dollar venture from hospitality stalwarts Nic Trimboli and Adrian Fini - Bread in Common.

"I want to see Fremantle be the Melbourne of Perth," Mr Milsom told Business News.

"That's basically what we are trying to achieve, to actually start looking at that funky bar culture and that eclectic mix of pubs and bars."
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Investment lifts hopes for Freo revival

Kate Emery, The West AustralianOctober 5, 2013, 8:30 am


The number of development applications and building approvals in Fremantle is at its highest level in 25 years, with nearly $1 billion in projects planned for the port city.

According to the City of Fremantle, there are $913 million in public and private investment projects in the pipeline.

The surge in investment has fuelled hopes the city's economic malaise can be reversed.

Fremantle mayor Brad Pettitt said the level of activity in the city was "very significant". "In many ways what Fremantle has lacked over the last 25 years is investment," he said. "There was a huge splurge of investment in the mid-80s and we've had very little since.

"I think that's at the heart of some of the challenges Fremantle has been facing in recent years."

He credited the flood of activity partly to changes in the council's planning controls, which included relaxing height restrictions in non-heritage areas.

But Dr Pettitt said it was not just about the big projects, such as the $220 million Kings Square redevelopment, but also maintaining Fremantle's character.

"One of Fremantle's other great challenges is making sure we keep Fremantle's unique culture," Dr Pettitt said.

"What defines Freo is that we are a bit different and we want to keep Freo a little bit weird and funky and bohemian, and make sure that the retail offerings and the restaurants are things that you won't find anywhere else in Perth."

He cited Bread in Common, the new restaurant and bakery backed by Perth hospitality heavyweights Adrian Fini, Nic Trimboli and Daniel Goodsell, and the MYRE project as examples of the kind of businesses Fremantle should be attracting.

The rising investment tide comes at a time when Fremantle is in the spotlight because of the Fremantle Dockers' grand final appearance.

But Dr Pettitt was sceptical about how far such one-off events, be it a Dockers final or the America's Cup, could take a city.

Fremantle Chamber of Commerce chief executive Tim Milsom said he believed the city was approaching critical mass, where the number of residents living and working in the city would be enough to encourage new restaurants, bars and shops to open and stay open at more consumer-friendly hours. "You get the feeling that we just tipped the point and the snowball has started to roll," Mr Milsom said.

The $913 million figure included some projects already under construction, some for which plans had been lodged and many others that had not yet been advertised.

One of the big projects in the pipeline is the proposed development of Victoria Quay, which will potentially be as big as any other development on the city's books.
Plans for the development are expected to be submitted to council later this year.
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People in glass houses

Posted on 13 September 2013. Tags: Architecture, Heritage, Property
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A grand old building in Fremantle’s rustic West End is set to be revamped to incorporate a dazzling glass house at which only five of the port city’s infamous local objectors have thrown stones.

The revamped building is slated to become the Fremantle offices of Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A., the world’s largest shipping line in terms of container vessel capacity.

MSC building FremantleMSC wants the pictured, $7.08 million project to include a revamp of the landmark Elders building, otherwise known as Wilhelmsen House, on the corner of Cliff and Phillimore streets.

Also included is a four-floor glass-fronted annex with roof deck from which MSC’s staff would be able to peer across Cliff Street at the defunct Hotel Fremantle now owned by the University of Notre Dame. The annex would be built over an existing, street-level bitumen car park.

If approved by a state government planning panel when the panel meets on Thursday, as recommended by the City of Fremantle, the project will include 1490sqm of office space.

MSC building FremantleDuring the mandated consultation period for the renovation rescue, 33 submissions were received, only five of which were objections.

Fremantle is well known for its powerful heritage lobby. Staunch objectors have sunk many a developer’s design for the historic port city.

Issues raised by the five objectors include assertions that the four-floor building is too tall, will overshadow existing structures and does not have enough parking.

The state heritage office supports the plans subject to monitoring of any structural impacts on the Elders building, and to further details being provided on the shape and colour of the Elders’ building’s distinctive existing roof.
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An international design competition has been launched for Kings Square, Freo.

http://www.australiandesignreview.co...uare-fremantle

http://kingssquare.fremantle.wa.gov.au/

We need more open design comps. I'm hoping for one at the new WA museum.
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Tourists to sleep behind prison bars
Kent Acott, The West Australian March 30, 2013,

People will soon be sleeping behind bars in historic Fremantle Prison — but it will be at their own cost and not at the Governor’s pleasure.

Twenty-two years after the prison was closed, there are plans for short-stay tourist accommodation in its former women’s division.

The plan from youth hostels group YHA Australia involves 200 beds. Half will be in dormitories in existing heritage-listed buildings and the other half will be rooms with ensuites and rooms for families in a purpose-built block.

The project has received $247,513 as one of 65 tourism initiatives to share in $13.1 million in recent Federal Government funding.

YHA WA chief executive Domenic Pimpinella said tourists would be using it by the end of next year.

He said fees would be similar to the YHA’s Perth accommodation, with dormitory beds at about $35 a night, double beds with ensuite $108 and family rooms $130.

It would suit anyone wanting clean, budget accommodation. “The development will enhance the heritage character of the Fremantle experience and provide a unique experience for visitors,” he said.

Mr Pimpinella said work would begin once the building permit was obtained and an old workshop — deemed to have no heritage significance — had been demolished.

Prison executive manager Bevan Beaver said the short-stay accommodation was in keeping with its master plan.

Local MP Melissa Parke said the project would bring new life and vitality to the prison precinct.

She said it would use an underutilised section of the prison and allow guests to strongly engage with the building’s rich history.

In 2010, the prison became Perth’s only World Heritage-listed building

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Design competition for Kings Square, Fremantle.

The shortlist is :

CODA

Kerry Hill

McBride Charles Ryan

Winner announced mid-December.

http://kingssquare.fremantle.wa.gov.au/
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Fremantle - Boom times.....

Another 7 storey hotel apartment complex proposed for Fremantle - Point Street Development - Good design outcome.....and less than 100m from the other 7 storey hotel proposal at 53 Adelaide Street. Looks like this proposal also includes a Farmer Jacks Supermarket. Detailed design info on council website:

http://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/cityo...delaide_Street

2 Point Street and 64-86 Adelaide Street, Fremantle DAP application (DAP80008/13)
The City of Fremantle seeks comment on an application received for (Lot 34 DP61988) No. 2 Point Street and No. 64-86 Adelaide Street, Fremantle.

The proposed development includes demolition of existing buildings and public car park, and construction of a seven (7) storey mixed use (154 hotel rooms, 70 unit multiple dwellings, office, health studio & shop) with basement car park development
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And last lot of approved buildings I could find

8 Pakenham St (approved)


52 Adelaide St (going to DAP)




81 Queen Victoria St (approved)




Mews Road (approved)
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Fremantle - Boom times.....

Another 7 storey hotel apartment complex proposed for Fremantle - Point Street Development - Good design outcome.....and less than 100m from the other 7 storey hotel proposal at 53 Adelaide Street. Looks like this proposal also includes a Farmer Jacks Supermarket. Detailed design info on council website:

http://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/cityo...delaide_Street

2 Point Street and 64-86 Adelaide Street, Fremantle DAP application (DAP80008/13)
The City of Fremantle seeks comment on an application received for (Lot 34 DP61988) No. 2 Point Street and No. 64-86 Adelaide Street, Fremantle.

The proposed development includes demolition of existing buildings and public car park, and construction of a seven (7) storey mixed use (154 hotel rooms, 70 unit multiple dwellings, office, health studio & shop) with basement car park development
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That Campion one is pretty nice. A few bars/restaurants along he front there and it'll be a great area.

Some of these designs are much better than similar sized buildings going up in Perth. Loving the use of brick too.
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The one I am most interested in is 52 Adelaide. The Westgate Mall is badly run-down and that general area is a dump. Anything which will upgrade that area will be fantastic.

I think a lot of these developments show that Fremantle has huge potential for redevelopment.
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This was just posted by Brad Pettitt. I think it is great news. The new boundary makes a lot more sense.

http://cofremantle.wordpress.com/201...-wins-the-day/
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Esplanade Youth Plaza



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Is that reclaimed land proposal for North Freo officially dead yet?
Not sure if relevant to the or if it was different, but:

What about that one where some rich guy/consortium proposed building all those islands off the coast of Freo with a bunch of highrise on them?

I wonder if this will ever get resurrected by another richie or not?
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Talking about islands off Fremantle, I would like to see something done with the northern tip of Garden Island. It's only a narrow space so it would have to be dense, like a Greek island. It would provide a shorter, quicker trip than Rottnest - about the same as the Manly Ferry in Sydney, which takes 30 minutes. That allows you time to do other things around Fremantle, and short enough to go there for dinner.
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Garden Island has a large population of native animals, all of which are protected. Apparently the island is an "A class reserve" for conservation.

I doubt any development would be allowed as such.

Also, one has to consider that although the island is open to the public during daylight hours only, the Navy has a base on the island. I doubt they Navy would support having visitors stay in dwellings on the northern tip off the island (especially to stay at night). I mean perhaps the Navy could get a terrorist threat or attack. Also got to build significant infrastructure such as sewage tanks and all that jazz. You don't want to ruin the island too much more.

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