The City of Fremantle’s administration and library will begin operating from the former Fremantle Dockers administration building at Fremantle Oval from Monday 18 December 2017.
The City’s temporary relocation paves the way for demolition of the current building and construction of a new administration centre and library in Fremantle’s Kings Square starting in early 2018.
The City will remain at Fremantle Oval until completion of the new building, which is expected to be late 2019 as part of the broader Kings Square Renewal project.
City of Fremantle Chief Executive Officer Philip St John said the temporary move had been planned to minimise impacts on the community and provide the best value for ratepayers.
“We’ve been carefully planning this move to limit disruptions to our community and ensure that City services continue as normal throughout the transition,” Mr St John said.
“While being at Fremantle Oval is only temporary, we have been able to modify the former Dockers HQ into something we think will function well for staff and to provide library and other spaces the community will be comfortable using.
“The temporary library will see some great new additions, with technology to make borrowing and returning items much simpler. it will also have community spaces including a dedicated children’s library, outdoor courtyard and a theatre-style meeting room.
“With the City taking over the lease of Fremantle Oval earlier this year, the former Dockers building became the most viable and cost-effective temporary home for us while the Kings Square renewal takes place over the next couple of years.”
No disruptions to City services are anticipated, except the Fremantle Library which will be closed from 4.00 pm Sunday 10 December and will reopen at the temporary Fremantle Oval location on Monday 18 December.
- From 18 December 2017, the City of Fremantle’s customer service, library, One Stop Shop and office administration functions will temporarily relocate to the former Fremantle Dockers administration building at Fremantle Oval.
- The City’s temporary accommodation at Fremantle Oval will be known formally as City of Fremantle Administration and Library. The address will be 70 Parry Street Fremantle 6160.
- Existing City of Fremantle phone numbers, email and postal addresses will remain unchanged.
- Public access to the City’s main administration functions and library will be via the main carpark gate on Parry Street.
- Council facilities at Fremantle Oval are fully accessible to people with disabilities.
- The Fremantle Dockers administration building became vacant when the Fremantle Football Club moved to new facilities in Cockburn. It represented the best value as a temporary office when the City took over the Fremantle Oval lease earlier this year.
- For more information people can contact the City’s customer service team on 08 9432 9999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 lifelong learning hub (including a new 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.