Victoria Quay Precinct Plans
CODA were engaged as lead consultant by Fremantle Ports to deliver a suite of ‘Enabling Plans’ to realise the commercial and social development opportunities for the underutilised areas at Victoria Quay, the Fremantle Train Station and Pioneer Park precincts.
Having in the past failed to gain community and stakeholder support, the Port was keen to extend the scope of the project to unlock the waterfront, and to create real opportunities for commercial investment.
CODA’s proudest achievement with this project is the way in which we have stitched together two places of West Australian cultural significance, the Fremantle Port and the City of Fremantle; and, at the same time responded to the complex demands of civic infrastructure and an active working port.
Using extensive community and stakeholder consultation, coupled with a transparent design process, we were able to truly connect the Port, Railway Station and an important pocket of urban parkland with the broader city of Fremantle. The final outcome celebrates the historical integrity of the site whilst at the same time providing a framework for exciting new civic and commercial development within the city.
In 2015, this project received the Australia Award for Urban Design in the Policies, Programs and Concepts – Small Scale category.