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7 months ago in Media release , Council , Major projects
(4/10/2018) Last days for old Freo Council building

The 1960s built City of Fremantle administration and library building in Kings Square will be completely gone in a matter of weeks.

The building was assessed as being asbestos-free last month, following a four month asbestos removal program to prepare it for the final demolition phase.

This final phase will see the building demolished with the majority of the structure recycled.  The site will then be prepared for the construction of a modern, competition-winning new civic, administration and library building as part of the broader Kings Square Renewal project.

Demolition activities are currently focusing on the delicate separation of the building from the Fremantle Town Hall, some of it done by hand to protect the heritage-listed building.

The City of Fremantle administration and library functions relocated to the former Dockers HQ at Fremantle Oval in December last year and will move back into the new building in Kings Square on its completion in 2020.

New building - artist's impression of Newman Court entrance

New building - artist's impression of High Street entrance


About Kings Square Fremantle renewal

It’s by far the biggest project ever undertaken by a Fremantle Council and is one of the biggest developments in Fremantle’s history.

The coordinated renewal of the Fremantle city centre includes the redevelopment of the Queensgate Centre, Queensgate car park and former Myer building owned by Sirona Capital.

It will also deliver new civic/community buildings including City of Fremantle administration offices and library, enhanced public spaces, commercial and retail offerings.

This once-in-a-generation project will create a civic, retail, commercial and community hub that is a vibrant, active and safe place which reflects Kings Square’s unique position in the heart of Fremantle.

The project will create more than 2,100 new local jobs for Fremantle once operational, injecting $358m into the local economy.