(11/4/18) Fremantle depot on the market
The City of Fremantle has invited tenders for the sale of its Knutsford Street depot.
The 25,316m2 site is in a prime location opposite the Fremantle Public Golf Course and just minutes from the Fremantle city centre, Fishing Boat Harbour and the beach.
Fremantle chief executive officer Phillip St John said there was strong local support for using the depot site as a demonstration of more sustainable residential development.
“The City of Fremantle prides itself on being a leader in diverse and sustainable housing through initiatives like the WGV development and the recently adopted Freo Alternative infill policy,” Mr St John said.
“The Knutsford Street East Structure Plan, originally adopted in 2006 and amended in 2017 to allow increased height and density, identifies the depot as a prime redevelopment site in Fremantle.
“The City’s strategic plan specifically nominates the Knutsford East precinct as an area for development, while our One Planet Fremantle Strategy highlights the Knutsford depot site redevelopment as one of the City’s top five corporate actions.”
The request for tender is for redevelopment of the site as a medium/high density mixed residential development incorporating leading edge environmental sustainability performance.
The City may be prepared to negotiate the sale of a portion of the site rather than the whole site, with the remaining area retained by the City as an industrial/mixed use operations centre.
Potential buyers can register interest at www.tenderlink.com/fremantle.
A decision to build a new depot or reconfigure a portion of the Knutsford Street site will be made once tenders have closed and the council is able to evaluate the best option based on the income generated and the preferences of the preferred tenderer.