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Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, conversation, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on May 3, 2017

Fremantle Townhall


Someone should get a heritage award for the stunning conservation work that has been done on the Fremantle Townhall.

The last details are being attended to before the entire building will be revealed at the start of Fremantle Heritage Week.

The buildings is now so delightfully beautiful and a real icon in our city.

If parts of it look patchy that is good, as it is a sign the building is now healing itself and getting rid of accumulated salt.

Well done everyone involved and a big thank you to the City of Fremantle heritage department!

Roel Loopers

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  1. freoview said, on May 5, 2017 at 8:28 am

    The flag will be raised at the opening in three weeks, the clock switched on and the bells will be ringing again, but I am not sure how practical it will be to raise the flag every morning, Margaret, as it reuires a person to climb all the way up.


  2. Margaret Diamond said, on May 4, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Roel, If the City is not putting the Aussie flag atop the tower again, they’ve missed a great opportunity to fly the colours for Freo. I so miss the flag flapping with the Freo Doctor. In our “spare” time, you should look into this. I tried to communicate with the City when the flag was first taken down years ago, and no one got the importance of the symbol. I was told that the tower was too fragile to support the flag, so maybe now, the flag could be restored?

  3. freoishome said, on May 4, 2017 at 10:31 am

    I think it might be both interesting and potentially useful in the longer term to have a drone video of both the full detail and overall image of a the renovation. Useful in that it will establish a baseline that subsequent drone video images could be compared against at the salt, cracks, crevasses and surfaces change.

  4. freoview said, on May 4, 2017 at 4:44 am

    It will become an activated city square again once the Kings Square Project is finished in 3 years from now. New cafes, bars, shops, offices, a playground, a grassed area at the new civic centre, plus all the development in Adelaide and Queen Victoria streets just to the east of the square.
    Combine that with the Fremantle Oval precinct development and the Henderson Courthouse precinct development and the activation of that central part of Freo will be huge compared to what it is now, and that will be great for our CBD traders and Freo’s tourism image.


  5. Suzanne said, on May 4, 2017 at 3:06 am

    Looks wonderful.
    The Town Hall, the Church, the trees.
    Kings Square should go back to being the hub of central activity. Like Federation Square in Melbourne.

  6. bigjulie said, on May 3, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Would that design be approved today under existing guidelines? Who could design to that standard? If so, why not?

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