Over the past two years the Victoria Quay Enabling Precinct Plans have been an important focus for our urban design studio. We have relished the opportunity to lead some of the important conversations on a project that acknowledges the economic, cultural and historical importance of the port in Fremantle, and more broadly in WA.
A highlight for us was successfully engaging with the community through the initial stages of the project. This culminated in the Urban Design forum, from which our designs were drawn and fed back to all those involved.
Fremantle Ports have collaborated with each of the Project Partners (City of Fremantle, Department of Planning and the Perth Transport Authority) with the aim of arriving at an overall shared vision for the site. This has been a complex, thorough and productive undertaking and a shared outcome means we can look forward to working together in the future.
Whilst this big project has been evolving in the background, Fremantle Ports has been busy reactivating Victoria Quay through a series of smaller community-based initiatives.
We loved the autumn Night Markets and the opportunity they provided to eat delicious things amongst such beautiful surrounds – we cant think of anywhere else in Australia where you can get so close to a working port and harbour!
From CODA’s vantage point, just across the road from the Fremantle Train Station, we can’t wait for the transformation of Victoria Quay to get started!