Investing in Fremantle

Fremantle is changing. Now is the time to get involved. We are experiencing unprecedented investment and renewal in Fremantle with more than $1.3 billion in the pipeline. 

Contact our Economic Development team to find out more at business@fremantle.wa.gov.au or 08 9432 9999.

Key focus areas:

TRADE COAST HQ

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Just 15 minutes from Henderson and 25 minutes from Perth, Fremantle is on the doorstep of the trade coast and home to some of Australia’s biggest suppliers to WA’s growing manufacturing and logistics sector.
With new premium office space coming online among a vibrant cosmopolitan destination, Fremantle is the only choice when doing business on the trade coast. 

The South West Metropolitan Region (Trade Coast) is one of the most growing, productive and diverse sub-regions of the Perth Metropolitan Region.

With a population of 419,200 residents (June 2015), Gross Regional Product (GRP) of almost $24 billion (NIEIR, 2015) and a population growth rate averaging 3.2% per annum over the last five years (ABS, 2015), the region is well positioned to accommodate growth and provide employment and business development opportunities for existing and new businesses.

Manufacturing is the largest industry sector in the region, increasing by over 8% in the last five years and currently employing 22,190 people. The most recent industry data gathered in 2014/15 recorded Manufacturing output above $13 billion, with value add and local sales being $2.9 billion and $2.5 billion respectively.

Fremantle plays a significant role in the economic prosperity of the South West Metropolitan Region and is well positioned as a corporate and administrative base for manufacturing and logistics operations being delivered further south.

For further information relating to opportunities within this region check out the investment prospectus here:  Investing in Perth’s South West Metropolitan Region

Want to know more? Get in touch with our economic development team at business@fremantle.wa.gov.au

TALENT MAGNET

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Fremantle is transforming as part of its biggest revitalisation in 40 years. Its unique cosmopolitan heritage streets and eclectic mix of contemporary restaurants, bars and shops provide an irresistible milieu for Australia’s most creative and talented people. Fremantle’s compelling program of world-class festivals and major events is the essence of the city’s spirit and verve. With new premium office space coming online amongst a vibrant and creative destination, Fremantle is a talent magnet. Invest in your people by investing in Fremantle.

As the national and global economy grows increasingly competitive, attracting and retaining good staff has never been more important. The world’s most creative and innovative people demand interesting, desirable and inspiring environments. Learn more about why Fremantle is such a unique environment by clicking here.

Still curious? Talk direct with one of our experts at business@fremantle.wa.gov.au

FILM STAR FRIENDLY

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Fremantle is a living and breathing film set and the creative pulse of WA’s film sector. More producers call Fremantle home than anywhere else. We’re even cool enough for the most discerning of international movie stars and producers.

Fremantle makes film production easy with its diverse locations of beaches, heritage buildings or cool urban backdrops.

Learn more about how we support the film industry by checking out our Film Friendly City Policy.

If you are ready for lights, camera, action simply reach out to our City of Fremantle ‘Film Friend’ at business@fremantle.wa.gov.au to discuss next steps.

NEW AND SHINY

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The $1 billion worth of redevelopment either completed or underway in Fremantle’s city centre has created one of the biggest clusters of Government and supporting services outside of the Perth CBD. You’ll also find some of the world’s biggest corporate players nestled among our vibrant and creative streets. With new premium office space coming online among several significant government and corporate neighbors, do your sales team a favour and invest in Fremantle.

At the centre of Fremantle’s civic and commercial heart the once-in-a-generation Kings Square project will transform the heart of WA's favourite port city into a vibrant commercial and community hub in coming years. It's the largest public-private infrastructure project in Fremantle's history. A precinct-wide renewal of the Freo city centre with project partners Sirona Capital and the City of Fremantle redeveloping the buildings and public spaces in Kings Square. Find out more by clicking here.

Fremantle is also undergoing a residential renaissance be driven by both the private sector and a variety of State Government projects. As part of the development of several structure plans and a rigorous strategic planning process, projects such as the Knutsford Precinct, Heart of Beaconsfield, and Burt Street Development will see a range of new and vibrant communities developed just minutes from the centre of Fremantle.

If trendy inner-city living is your thing, Fremantle is also going bang in this space. Check out Heirloom by Match and Liv for a taste of New York style living Freo style. Other exciting inner city residential developments like Little Lane and M/27 by Match are coming soon.  

Keen to join these trailblazers and scratch that investment itch? We are ready to talk at business@fremantle.wa.gov.au   

REAL TOURISM 

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Fremantle remains one of the most visited destinations in Western Australia outside of the Perth CBD. You can’t fake Fremantle which is why the visitors keep coming.
As the home of some of WA’s most iconic attractions, an array of first class operators, the gateway to the famous quokka selfie and the biggest cluster of preserved heritage buildings in the Southern Hemisphere, tourism in Fremantle is real.  

In 2017 Tourism Western Australia identified Fremantle as Perth’s best entertainment precinct. The report is available here.

To find out why we are one of WA’s most visited destinations visit the THIS IS FREMANTLE destination website. You can also check out what the City is doing to attract more visitors to Fremantle by reading our Destination Marketing Strategic Plan right here.

If you want to get involved in our destination marketing activities or learn more about what we are up to speak to our destination development experts at marketing@fremantle.wa.gov.au

CLEVER BUNCH

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With a major national university, TAFE WA, specialist maritime training and several other educational institutions all within the city centre, Fremantle is a powerhouse in research and education.

Fremantle’s knowledge revolution is driving skills, training and innovation across a variety of sectors and producing some of WA’s cleverest characters. 

The nationally recognised Notre Dame University sits within the heart of our vibrant CBD making our city centre a living breathing university campus. Fremantle is a hub for research with ground breaking thought leadership being delivered via the Institute for Health Research and Collaborative Research Network.    

South Metropolitan TAFE is at the forefront of technical and vocation training and is critical in ensuring the necessary skill base for Perth’s South West Metropolitan Region. TAFE specialises in delivering skills to the Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics industries, engineering and mining and building and construction among many others.

Ready to innovate? Reach out at business@fremantle.wa.gov.au

Development pipeline June 2019

Building Approvals

Contact us

Economic development
City of Fremantle Administration & Library
Fremantle Oval 
70 Parry Street, Fremantle 6160
E: business@fremantle.wa.gov.au
T: 08 9432 9999
TTY: 08 9432 9777