City welcomes film hub pledge
The City of Fremantle has welcomed plans for a film studio to be built at Victoria Quay, saying it would be a terrific boost for the local economy and help reinforce the port city as WA’s ‘creative capital’.
Deputy Mayor Andrew Sullivan said today’s pledge by Premier Mark McGowan that a re-elected Labor state government would fund a $100 million waterfront facility was great news at a time when Fremantle needed new investment.
“We have been really keen to establish a thriving film and television industry here in Fremantle and this is something the City has been working towards for some time,” Cr Sullivan said.
“Fremantle is a perfect destination for film makers because we’ve got a great mix of locations, including beautiful heritage buildings, funky shops and the river and the ocean.
“We need to find new ways to diversify and strengthen the local economy and the City has been actively encouraging opportunities to create a large scale studio and production hub because of the broad range of benefits it will bring.
“Our Film Friendly City Policy provides a supportive and welcoming environment for film makers wanting to shoot and produce movies or television shows and we pride ourselves on being a centre for the arts and creative industry.
“Freo is a perfect fit for a film studio and we look forward to working with all involved to help make this dream a reality.”