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$270m plan to rejuvenate Freo

$270m plan to rejuvenate Freo


  • KINGS SQUARE RENEWAL ON TRACK
  • GOVT COMMITS OFFICE SPACE
  • 1500 WORKERS AFTER

After buying the former Myer building in 2011, and then watching his anchor tenant walk two years later, Sirona Capital managing director Matt McNeilly has had a front row seat to Fremantle’s economic atrophy.

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Master Stroke

Master Stroke


After sloshing paint through Perth suburbs and beyond, Anya Brock is part of an artistic effort to bring central Freo back to life.

Even if you don’t realise it, you know Anya Brock.

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FOMO FREO COLOUR

FOMO FREO COLOUR


COME ALONG AND EXPRESS YOUR FREO IN ART /

FOMO invites you to join us for a FREE community art event at Fremantle Oval on Sunday 18 November from 10am.

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Pindan picked for council HQ

Pindan picked for council HQ


Fremantle council has selected Pindan Constructions to build its new civic, administration and library building in Kings Square.

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Monthly update - October 2018

Monthly update - October 2018


See all the prgress made in October 2018 and find out what's coming up in November in our regular monthly update.

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Pindan selected as preferred builder for new civic building

Pindan selected as preferred builder for new civic building


Media statement ftom the City of Fremantle:

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Kings Square carpark reopens next week

Kings Square carpark reopens next week


Following a multi-million dollar upgrade over the past seven months, the privately-owned Kings Square car park on Henderson Street (formerly known as Queensgate) will partially re-open on Thursday 1 November, just in time for the Christmas shopping season!

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Monthly update - September

Monthly update - September


It was a nother huge month of milestones here in Kings Square. Read all about it our montly summary:

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Fig tree legacy

Fig tree legacy


City of Fremantle press release:

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Asbestos removal - old council building

Asbestos removal - old council building


Over the next few days you may notice asbestos removal contractors (people in blue overalls) on the roof of the old Fremantle council building in Kings Square.

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Monthly update - August

Monthly update - August


Download the Kings Square Renewal project July update for:

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New record for Freo building approvals

New record for Freo building approvals


Another building approvals record for Freo with Kings Square being a major contributer.

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Queensgate carpark reno on track

Queensgate carpark reno on track


The $8m refurbishment of the Queensgate car park is going well and the car park is on track to reopen in a couple of months, although some parts  will remain closed as works are finished off.

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Monthly Update July 2018

Monthly Update July 2018


Download the Kings Square Renewal project July update

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New trees for Kings Square

New trees for Kings Square


Press release from CIty of Fremantle dated 26 July 2018:

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Big crane #2 on its way!

Big crane #2 on its way!


A second huge tower crane will be delivered and installed in Kings Square next week help reconstruct the shell of the Myer building into the new home for more than 1500 State government office workers!

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Monthy update - June

Monthy update - June


Download the Kings Square Renewal project June update

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Thanks Jean!

Thanks Jean!


At this week’s council meeting, Freo's mayor Brad Pettitt​ gifted former Fremantle Deputy Mayor Jean Hobson a sign from the Kings Square playground named after her back in 1992.

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FOMO Fremantle finalist in World Architecture Festival 2018

FOMO Fremantle finalist in World Architecture Festival 2018


Please find the Media Statement below from Sirona Capital.

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Tree movements - part 2

Tree movements - part 2


After the successful relocation of five London Plane trees in May, the City of Fremantle will be relocating an additional three trees in July.

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Huge cranes onsite

Huge cranes onsite


Construction is about to begin on the South Campus building which will become FOMO.  The former site of the Queensgate cinemas is now home to a giant tower crane which was put in place over the weekend.

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Freo Council needs your input!

Freo Council needs your input!


Please find below the press release from the City of Fremantle for community input toward the future of two Kings Square fig trees.

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Monthly update - May

Monthly update - May


Work is progressing really well in Kings Square!

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Demo to start on old council building

Demo to start on old council building


Image L-R: Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt, Delta Project Manager Cathal Donnelly, Delta Operations Manager Tony Suda and City of Fremantle CEO Philip St John outside the soon-to-be-demolished building.

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Smooth landing for Plane trees

Smooth landing for Plane trees


The first phase of the City of Fremantle’s Kings Square tree relocation program kicked off in spectacular fashion last Wednesday, with a London Plane Tree seemingly floating along William Street on its way to its new home on the other side of Kings Square.

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Kings Square funding announcement from Sirona Capital

Kings Square funding announcement from Sirona Capital


Media Release from Sirona Capital

First State Super, Altis Property Partners and Sirona Capital announced they have signed a $190m funding package agreement for the Kings Square Fremantle redevelopment, comprising construction and term debt.

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Supporting local businesses

Supporting local businesses


The latest in a series of initiates designed to support local traders surrounding Kings Square in Fremantle has been launched.

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Trees on the move

Trees on the move


The next phase of the transformation of Fremantle’s Kings Square started this week with the removal and relocation of a number of mature trees taking place over the coming weeks.

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We want you!

We want you!


Were you involved (or know of someone involved) in the construction of the former Myer building, Queengate building and/or the council administration buildings in Kings Square?

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Town hall a winner!

Town hall a winner!


The restoration of the Fremantle Town Hall has won a major award by winning the Conservation of a State Registered Place category at the 2018 State Heritage Awards!

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Queen Street Closure

Queen Street Closure


Please be aware and plan ahead - Probuild have advised there will be a 2 week shut down to Queen St. This will be happening on return from the Easter break which has also been timed to avoid disruptions during the Fremantle Arts Festival.

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$8m public space upgrade approved!

$8m public space upgrade approved!


Fremantle Council this week approved  plans to upgrade public spaces in  Kings Square.

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Demo work gathers momentum

Demo work gathers momentum


A couple of these impressive looking 47 tonne excavators will be delivered to the Kings Square area this Friday (23/2) to help with demo. They'll be coming early morning (before 7am) so there might be some minor traffic disruptions as they're dropped off by trucks.

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Newman Court closure

Newman Court closure


To ensure public safety, Newman Court will be closed from Wednesday 28 February 2018 as development activity ramps up in Kings Square.

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Queensgate car park closure

Queensgate car park closure


A message from Sirona Capital:

The Queensgate car park will be closed from Tuesday 3 April to facilitate the car park’s multi-million-dollar refurbishment, as part of the Kings Square Fremantle renewal.

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Kings Square playground concept revealed!

Kings Square playground concept revealed!


Draft concept designs for a new children’s play space planned for Fremantle’s Kings Square have been revealed.

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Minor Disruption - Road Closure (Night works) 29 January 2018

Minor Disruption - Road Closure (Night works) 29 January 2018


Please be advised that there will be a total closure (including bike lane) of William St and Adelaide street (ending at the Queen St intersection) from 7pm to 12am TONIGHT - Monday the 29th of January. This is required so that we can install traffic barriers to create the construction work zone adjacent to the site safely. The south footpath on William St will remain open for pedestrian traffic.

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Site works - week of 22/1/18

Site works - week of 22/1/18


Work to locate underground services is taking place on Monday 22/1 and Tuesday 23/1 on William Street, Fremantle.

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Tree doctor visits Kings Square

Tree doctor visits Kings Square


The City of Fremantle has called in expert help in further efforts to save the iconic Moreton Bay Fig tree in Kings Square.

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Public space community info session (23 Jan)

Public space community info session (23 Jan)


A big part of the renewal of Kings Square is the enhancement of public spaces.

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Activity ramps up!

Activity ramps up!


It's all happening with demo and construction works ramping up in coming weeks and months!

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Unearthing Freo's first church

Unearthing Freo's first church


An archaeological dig planned for Fremantle’s historic Kings Square early next year will shed new light into what life was like in Fremantle during the late 1800s.

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Trader forum #2

Trader forum #2


A big thanks to our Kings Square business neighbours and reps from the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce and Fremantle BID for coming along to last night's presentation at the Federal Hotel.

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Freo Oval move

Freo Oval move


The City of Fremantle is on the move with its administration and library to begin operating from the former Fremantle Dockers administration building at Fremantle Oval from Monday 18 December 2017.

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Public space design

Public space design


Today's media release by the City of Fremantle which outlines their plans for the public spaces in Kings Sqaure which will soon be open for public comment.

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FOMO launches

FOMO launches


Its a bit different, but very Freo.....

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Free parking!

Free parking!


Visitors to Fremantle will soon be able to park for free for up to an hour in selected locations around Kings Square!

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Breaking ground

Breaking ground


We are very excited to inform you that Sirona Capital and the City of Fremantle, together with Probuild, will be holding a Ground Breaking Ceremony in Kings Square this week

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Up go the fences!

Up go the fences!


This week we'll will be erecting temporary fences as we begin to prepare the North (Myer) and South (Queensgate) Campus building sites for redevelopment.

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Community information displays in August

Community information displays in August


Come along to catch a glimpse into the future of Fremantle's Kings Square by dropping into the Fremantle Town Hall from 11.00am – 2.00 pm on Wednesday 23 or 30 August.

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Kings Square - est. 1833

Kings Square - est. 1833


Did you know Kings Square in Freo is WA's only formal town square?! This Fremantle town plan was developed by WA's first Surveyor General John Septimus Roe in 1833. The plan clearly show Kings Square's special place in the history of Fremantle.

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Did that tree just move?

Did that tree just move?


The two palm trees in Newman Court (in front of the old Myer building) were relocated within Kings Square on Friday 28 July.

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Thanks everyone!

Thanks everyone!


A big thank you to our business neighbours who came along to the first Kings Square Renewal business forum last night. We hope you found it informative and enjoyed being able to talk directly to reps from Sirona Capital, the City of Fremantle and Probuild about the future of Fremantle's city centre.

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Open for business

Open for business


Freo businesses around Kings Square are open for business!

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Hey neighbour

Hey neighbour


Great to get out and about and begin speaking to our neighbours about the Kings Square Renewal starting soon. Such valuable feedback and great ideas for us to move forward together.!

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From the mouths of babes

From the mouths of babes


A new children's playspace is one of the many new elements to look forward to as part of the Kings Square Renewal.

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Keep up to date!

Keep up to date!


Are you a local business, City of Fremantle resident or interested observer?? Why not register for email updates to get the latest breaking news and alerts as they happen! 

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