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Posted in architecture, fremantle, heritage, photography by freoview on December 12, 2016



On the job at the restoration of the historic Fremantle Townhall.

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  1. kel said, on December 15, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Hi Brad,

    Thanks for your reply.

    look forward to your update.

    I understand that The City paid $160,000 in the 2015 budget for an Heritage Consultant to do an in-depth, detailed inspection of the Town Hall and report the scope of work required to be done on renovations prior to contract allocation by the City.One would have expected these big old cracks you describe would have been evident then.I do understand that a 15% contingency had been allowed in the budget so hopefully the budget will be met


  2. Mayor of Fremantle Brad Pettitt's blog said, on December 14, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Kel, I have asked for an update and will post as soon as I do. A few big old cracks dating back as far as the Meckering Earthquake were recently found so it will take a bit longer. cheers

  3. freoview said, on December 14, 2016 at 9:05 am

    I will ask as the Mayor does not always reads the comments Kel and I don’t want you to think he is ignoring or avoiding your questions.


  4. kel said, on December 14, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Thanks Roel,

    I am hoping Brad can advise the most current details here as he is currently commenting on this particular blog.


  5. freoview said, on December 14, 2016 at 8:23 am

    My understanding is that the work should be completed early 2017, Kel and it cost around $ 1.5 million if my memory is correct.


  6. Colin Nichol said, on December 14, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Wonderful to have authentic restoration and no more of those eyesore tiles!

  7. kel said, on December 14, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Hi Brad,

    Could you also enlighten us on a few more current details on the Town Hall restoration such as.

    When will the scaffold be removed?

    What is the expected date of completion?

    What is the expected costs at completion and is it on budget?

    I understand the scaffolding costs alone are now $750,000

    It will be great to see the finished job sooner than later.


  8. Mayor of Fremantle Brad Pettitt's blog said, on December 13, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    You do. It is Welsh slate.
    cheers, Brad

  9. Colin Nichol said, on December 13, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Do I see slate or else something more appropriate than the former tiles on that turret?

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