Your King’s Square
The Fremantle Society has launched another campaign to save King’s Square. We want change – for the better. ie a true Town Square. We will send you the full page ad we have just launched in the Fremantle Herald.
We would like to share with you some more of the drone shots we commissioned of King’s Square, now that the administration building has been removed.
Few towns in Western Australia have a town square. Fremantle’s King’s Square has never been implemented as a town square. Over the years it has been over-filled with buildings and clutter.
Council commissioned experts to advise on the BEST outcome for King’s Square.
The $60,000 report was helped by Adrian Fini (Mirvac), Geoffrey London (then Government Architect), Dominic Snellgrove (green building specialist), Patric de Villiers (ex CEO of Fremantle), and Richard Weller (Head of Landscape Architecture at UWA).
Their recommendation? REMOVE THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND HAVE A TRUE OPEN URBAN SQUARE.
They said: “This is the concept that speaks of the City’s confidence in its future, that recognises the enduring value of public space, and refuses to bow to the short term exigencies of problematic social elements and a conservative market-place. It celebrates the original structure of the space.”
Please go and look at the space and tell us if you agree with the experts.
The Fremantle Society