Amendment 49 Design Charrette this Saturday 24th March

On Saturday, CODA will host a design charrette in response to the debate surrounding the City of Fremantle’s proposed Scheme Amendment 49. This is our attempt to offer up a series of credible and aspirational design options that show a positive future for Fremantle, its built environment and people.

Given that a number of Western Australia’s leading architecture practices are based in Fremantle, it seemed appropriate to extend this challenge to them as well!

Over the course of the day seven teams will work on developing a proposition for a single, allocated site. The teams are to be made up of local architects and fourth-year Curtin University Masters of Architecture students.

In an ‘Iron Chef’ inspired finale, each team will have 5 minutes to communicate their ideas to the jury using a series of drawings and built models.

Our highly qualified jury consists of:

Dr Brad Pettitt Mayor, City of Fremantle, Jury Chair

Dr Richard Weller Winthrop Professor of Landscape Architecture, UWA, Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre

Melinda Payne Principal Policy Officer, Office of the Government Architect, Member of the City of Fremantle Design Advisory Committee

Dr Beth George Lecturer, Curtin University, School of Architecture, Founder of ‘’

Patric de Villers Associate Professor, Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, UWA, Principal of Urbanizma

We hope that the schemes that emerge from the charrette generate positive conversation and offer a starting point for change in Fremantle.

If you’re interested, you’re most welcome to join us for the presentation which starts at 4.30pm at our Studio in Fremantle.