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Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development by freoview on February 6, 2017


Word at the Fremantle  Woolstores shopping centre is that development of the site will start in six months, so I am keen to see plans for the development.

There has not been public consultation yet about the plans but I hear the developers are quite frustrated getting knocked back at the Design Advisory Committee of the City of Fremantle.

It is going to be a huge and very high development so it is essential for the CoF to stay firm and for developers Silverleaf to be patient because it is essential that we are getting outstanding architecture in the inner city.

Just over the road at the Point Street carpark site there are still no signs the Hilton Doubletree hotel development will get under way any time soon, although they need to get started in the first quarter of this year. Hurry up please because the vacant site is an eyesore.

That makes me question why developers are allowed to demolish buildings when they do not have a commencement date for development. The shops were used as pop-ups and at least created some activity in the area and looked a whole lot better than the Adelaide desert we now have to look at.

Roel Loopers

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  1. David. said, on February 6, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Very disappointed that nothing has happened or looks like happening in regards to the Hilton Hotel. The level of anti-social behaviour in the east end of the city is getting worse and in part due to the derelict nature of this block. The big hope was for the urban renewal of the area,which is occuring further out along Queen Victoria Street but not closer to the east of the twwn hall. I thought the council was going to improve the streetscape along Adelaide, Queen and Point Street….alas nothing.

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