SUNSET ABANDONS J SHED TAVERN PLANS!
Sunset Events has abandoned plans to create a tavern and outdoor music venue at J Shed on historic Arthur Head. They will be handing the keys for Unit One back to the City of Fremantle by October 7.
The proposal for the tavern was strongly opposed by the J Shed artists, heritage groups, local residents and Fremantle Ports and the proposal for the 850 patron tavern and 1,500 patron concert venue was also rejected by the City of Fremantle and the WA Planning Commission after the strong community protests.
This is a very good outcome for the Fremantle West End, for heritage, for tourism and for the Bathers Beach Art Precinct I believe. The City of Fremantle should never have initially approved the proposal for a smaller venue as the heritage location at Bathers Beach is not suitable for a venue of that scale and purpose.
I am proud I have stood side by side with the J Shed artists, residents and heritage groups from the very beginning and our resolve never faltered. We deservedly won!