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Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, kings square, local government by freoview on January 23, 2017

Ordinary Council of the City of Fremantle will on Wednesday evening debate the design of the Myer and Queensgate buildings that will start the Kings Square development.

The planning authority for the buildings is the WA Joint Assessment Panel, not CoF, but Councillors will send a recommendation to JDAP, so it is important still for the community to have their say on it.

I like it that the initial design has evolved and the buildings are now separated through a shopping mall between them that will go from Newman Court through to William Street. For security reasons there will be gates on either end so it will not be accessible to the public, and anti-social elements, after hours.

There is also a five cinema complex part of the development and plans for bars, restaurants and cafes to make Kings Square a 24/7 destination.

The new Civic building will also be built at the same time and should be ready to move in by the start of 2020 if all goes to plan.

I support the development of Kings Square as I believe it is essential for the economic recovery of Fremantle, so bring it on asap!

You can view the plans and proposal on the City of Fremantle website. Click on Minutes and Agendas on the top left of the page and download the agenda.

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  1. freoview said, on January 24, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Yes it is the one thing missing and I advocated for, David. I strongly believe part of the Kings Square project should have been residential and tourist accommodation to create that 247 activity. Night time activity through entertainment is good, but not eough, so I am hoping that there will be residential development along Queen street in the near future to make up for it.


  2. David. said, on January 23, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    How will it be a 24/7 destination as you state without a residential component ?

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