Future of Fremantle

With Kwinana announced as the preferred location for Perth’s new container port, the Future of Fremantle is visionary project for the long-term redevelopment of the Fremantle | Walyalup Inner Harbour and surrounding land.
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Click here to have your say on the Future of Fremantle emerging vision and scenarios. Submissions close Monday 15 January 2024. 

Fremantle | Walyalup is located on Whadjuk Country and we acknowledge the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land and waterways. 

For more than 120 years, Fremantle | Walyalup has been home to a working port. The potential redevelopment of the Inner Harbour precinct is a rare opportunity to reimagine a new future for the city – one that brings new economic, social and environmental benefits.

With the proposal to relocate Fremantle | Walyalup’s container port to Kwinana to meet Western Australia’s long term freight needs, the State Government, through Westport, is planning for how and when the future port will be built, how it will operate and a timeline for the move.

Concurrently, the Western Australian Planning Commission’s Future of Fremantle Planning Committee is developing a vision for the long-term redevelopment of the Inner Harbour precinct, in collaboration with community and interested stakeholders. 

A multi-disciplinary team is in place to prepare:

  • an economic development strategy to promote future economic growth, investment and employment into Fremantle; and
  • a land use plan to set a vision for transformation of the Inner Harbour that builds on the unique identity of Fremantle | Walyalup and is shared by the community.

The process is exploring opportunities to bring a new era of investment into the area through diverse industry sectors and reposition Fremantle | Walyalup as a world-class city and tourism destination.

Later in 2024, the Planning Committee will make a recommendation to Government on a vision for the precinct.