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Walyalup Civic Centre

Walyalup Koort 

Welcome to Walyalup Koort – a place that is yours.

It’s where grassroots decision-making takes place, local decisions that impact lives. It’s the new state-of-the-art library, and bookable community spaces where you can collaborate, connect, create.

It’s the vibration that runs through Fremantle focused in one location. An active event space for our community.

For almost 10 years, Fremantle’s town centre has been the focus of a major revitalisation, and the Kings Square Renewal Project has been the largest public-private infrastructure project in Fremantle’s history. A joint initiative between Sirona Capital and the City of Fremantle, the $270 million Kings Square Renewal Project is reinvigorating the entire precinct by redeveloping the buildings and rejuvenating public spaces that surround the square.

The renewal of our city centre also presented a great opportunity to consider a new name for our town square, and in July 2021 Kings Square was officially renamed Walyalup Koort following an extensive 18-month community engagement process. Walyalup is the Nyoongar name for an area that includes Fremantle and Koort means heart. The new name reflects the contribution to this land by the Whadjuk Nyoongar people and is a key milestone in our ongoing journey of reconciliation and recognition.

Now that the Kings Square Renewal Project is complete, Walyalup Koort is the place to have fun, meet, play, dine and drink, shop, learn and relax.

Walyalup Civic Centre

The Walyalup Civic Centre was designed by internationally renowned Fremantle firm Kerry Hill Architects, the architects behind the incredible State Theatre Centre of WA and Perth Library and is a Fremantle landmark everyone can be proud of.

The Walyalup Civic Centre has been built for the whole community to use and enjoy and boasts a modern library, state-of-the-art information and customer service centre, a wide range of meeting rooms for public use, fully accessible toilets and change facilities and exhibition spaces.

The community facility was carefully crafted to provide better integration with the historic Fremantle Town Hall, which will create more opportunities for people to enjoy the beloved building and boasts a range of sustainability features, including a sophisticated automated opening facade system designed to capture Fremantle’s famous sea breezes.

A revamped city square comprising landscaped grass area, shady trees, public areas and new street furniture complete the Walyalup Civic Centre.

The Walyalup Civic Centre employs universal design principles, making it accessible for people with diverse abilities. There are ample public transport and parking options nearby.

Enjoy the Walyalup Civic Centre today

Our brand-new library at Walyalup Civic Centre in the heart of Fremantle is a place for everyone – a place to discover your next favourite read, to inspire your work, to think creatively, to learn through play, and a place to simply enjoy.

Library Spaces

To find out more about the rooms for hire in the library please visit SpacetoCo

Level 1 function and meeting spaces

Level 1 of the Walyalup Civic Centre boats spaces suitable for functions and events including conferences and exhibitions, as well as meetings and presentations. These spaces are available for community and corporate use and can accommodate up to 300 people.

To book, please view our spaces here.

For all enquiries please contact  bookings@fremantle.wa.gov.au

Council Chamber – Bibbool (Paperbark)

The Council Chamber is a flexible event space that can accommodate up to 80 people – seated and 147 people standing. The space is suitable for daytime and evening functions includes a complimentary lectern, microphone and AV equipment. The adjacent breakout area overlooks Walyalup Koort, St John’s Church and the Walyalup Koort Playground. This level also has universal access toilet facilities.

Event Space  
Space type Council Chambers
Best for Meetings, conferences, events
Occupancy 147
Resources AV, 2 projectors, lectern, flexible room configuration

Reception Room - Moodjar (Christmas Tree)

The Reception Room is a flexible event space that can accommodate up to 47 people. The adjacent breakout area overlooks Walyalup Koort, St John’s Church and the Walyalup Koort Playground. This level also has universal access toilet facilities, a small bar and commercial kitchen.

Event Space  
Space type Reception Room
Best for Meetings, conferences, training, workshop
Occupancy 47
Resources AV, projector, lectern, flexible room configuration

 

 

Schedule of Fees and Charges 2022/2023

Reception Room

Monday - Friday between 8am - 7pm:

Community

$25.00 per hour

Commercial

$65.00 per hour

Monday - Friday between 7pm – 12am:

Community

$60.00 per hour

Commercial

$100.00 per hour

Saturday/Sunday between 9am - 5pm:

Community

$45.00 per hour

Commercial

$85.00 per hour

Council Chambers

Monday - Friday between 8am - 7pm:

Community

$40.00 per hour

Commercial

$80.00 per hour

Monday - Friday between 6pm-12am:

Community

$95.00 per hour

Commercial

$135.00 per hour

Saturday/Sunday between 9am - 5pm:

 

Community

$75.00 per hour

Commercial

$115.00 per hour

Reception Room and Council Chambers

Monday - Friday between 8am - 7pm:

Community

$60.00 per hour

Commercial

$100.00 per hour

Monday - Friday between 7pm – 12am:

Community

$105.00 per hour

Commercial

$145.00 per hour

Saturday/Sunday between 9am – 5pm

Community

$85.00 per hour

Commercial

$125.00 per hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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