Public consulation options – proposed Scheme Amendment 49

Society members and other interested citizens

My neighbours and I received letters at the w/e from the Mayor advising about the several Public consulation options for the proposed City Centre Scheme Amendment 49 which have been open for comment since 12 October.

Members of the Society Committee have been working on all available data to date in drafting a comprehensive Submission on behalf of the Fremantle Society to Council during this comment phase (Closes  7th December 2011)

Due to the importance the Society’s Planning committee places on this matter and despite being a special Public holiday they are convening a Special Full Committee Meeting Friday 28th October from 10am.  A tour of all 12 sites will be followed by a meeting at 11 Captains Lane. 

Matters r/t  Scheme Amendment 49 are the only items on that Agenda. Members are invited to join the committee at this meeting.

We do hope to see members at the first of the City’s Workshops;  6.30pm -8.45 pm Monday 31st October at Victoria Hall in High Street East End. (RSVP to the City essential, limited space)

Supporting documents at; City’s website under Fremantle City Central Urban Renewal . Follows a transcript from City’s website on the proposal and the consultation opportunities available for your urgent input. 

“Twelve key sites in the eastern area of the City Centre zone, focused around Queen Street between the Fremantle Railway Station and Kings Square, have been identified by the City as capable of supporting redevelopment of an intensity and scale that would make a significant contribution to achieving the strategic imperatives of the Fremantle Strategic Plan 2010–2015.

The purpose of amending the development standards of Local Planning Scheme No 4 relating to the 12 sites is to provide sufficient new floor space to accommodate increased numbers of workers and residents at a density to support a sustainable future for the City and in an urban environment of vibrant, comfortable and human scaled public spaces throughout the inner east end area.

Achievement of the above objectives would support Fremantle’s role as a Strategic Metropolitan Centre as identified in the state government’s spatial strategy ‘Directions 2031 and Beyond’.

For additional information, please find below a number of supporting documents, including an easy–to–read general information sheet and frequently asked questions.

The City will also be holding a number of public events to provide further information and the opportunity to discuss the proposed amendment. These are as follows:

Presentation and discussion evening

Monday 31 October at the Victoria Hall from 6.30 pm to 8.45 pm. Presentations will be provided by a range of speakers on the issues facing Fremantle and a discussion will be held on the potential for Scheme Amendment No 49 to address these issues. Please RSVP by Friday 28 October as places are limited.

Open days
Friday 4 November at Kings Square from 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm and Saturday 5 November at Kings Square from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm; this provides an opportunity to drop in at your leisure to view the plans and ask questions on a one to one basis.

Walking tours around the sites
A one hour guided walk around the subject sites will follow each of the open days on Friday 4 November (commencing at Kings Square at 7.00 pm) and Saturday 5 November (commencing at Kings Square at 2.00 pm).

Interactive community workshop
Monday 14 November from 6.00 pm to 8.15 pm; information will be provided about the amendment and feedback sought from participants.  RSVP’s are essential for the community workshop and should be received by Monday 7 November. You will be advised of the venue when RSVP is provided.

Please RSVP for the ‘presentation and discussion evening’ and ‘interactive community workshop’ via the contact details provided below.

Contact officer
Planning policy and projects team

T 08 9432 9805

Closes 7 December 2011

Another Forum opportunity to discuss Amendment 49  proposal, (Sponsored by CUSP Institute, NDUA, Fremantle Community Bank, Chamber of Commerce and TFN) will be held at the CUSP Institute, Pakenham Street Fremantle, as follow;

“Prof Peter Newman, the staff and students of CUSP invite you to this unique evening of discussion about Freo’s future.

Density, Development and Revitalisation in Fremantle: More or Less Sustainable?

Enjoy a glass of wine and refreshments in the relaxed setting at CUSP,
while an expert panel offers their views and takes your questions

7pm – 9 pm, Thursday 3 November

Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP)

3 Pakenham St, Fremantle

Refreshments provided “Gold Coin Donation”

Sponsored by: Notre Dame University; Fremantle Community Bank; Fremantle Chamber of Commerce; The Fremantle Network.


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