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2 years ago in Media release , Community engagement
(19/10/17) Warders' Hotel plans out for comment

Plans to develop a boutique hotel in Fremantle’s historic Warders’ Cottages have been released for public comment.

The proposal includes restoring and converting the row of cottages bounded by William Street, Henderson Street and Market Lane into an 11 room hotel with a reception area, café, lounge and bar.

It also includes creating a new indoor and outdoor bar and dining area nestled between the rear of the cottages and the Fremantle Markets.

 The cottages, built in the 1850s, were originally used to house warders of Fremantle’s World Heritage-listed Fremantle Prison and are a highly visible link to the port city’s unique heritage.

They were purchased by the Department of Housing in 1991 and used as public housing until 2011, after which the cottages were deemed unsuitable for tenants.

A community information session will be held at 5:30pm on Thursday 2 November in the Reception Room on the first floor of the City of Fremantle administration building at 8 William Street.

More information can be found on the My Say Freo website -

The public comment period closes on 14 November.