Town hall conservation

Conservation works to the Fremantle Town Hall are coming to an end with the surrounding scaffolding set to be removed in stages from mid-March to mid-April.

The works are an important once in a generation conservation project that will enhance and protect our iconic town hall for the enjoyment of future generations.

This is the largest conservation project we’ve undertaken and underpins our commitment to heritage as the foundation for Fremantle’s ongoing transformation into a vibrant 21st century city. We also view the restoration of the town hall as the first stage in the larger Kings Square cultural precinct redevelopment.

A return to 1887

You may have already noticed the slate clad turrets peaking over the top of the scaffold but once the facades are revealed you will also see the original warm grey, stone-like stucco finish to the walls and decorative details such as the swans.

We are respecting the original intention for the town hall to look like a high quality, finely detailed stone building by revealing and conserving the selfcoloured stucco finish with its natural variations in colour and texture.

With the removal of paint and conservation of the stucco, the building will not only look like it did in 1887 but it will also function as it did by acting like porous stone and allowing the walls to breathe and naturally absorb and expel moisture.