Fremantle Ports continues to progress the planning and development of the western end of Victoria Quay, with a number of elements of the Fremantle Waterfront Masterplan now in place.
Working with other agencies and with community input, the aim is to achieve a revitalisation of this area of the waterfront and to improve links with the City of Fremantle.
Elements of the Masterplan now in place include the Maritime Museum, which was developed by the State Government and opened in 2002, O’Connor Landing where the ferries berth, realignment of Peter Hughes Drive, and refurbishment of historic B Shed to house a ferry terminal and café (pictured below).
The Phillimore Street Integrated Master Plan has been developed to improve linkages between Fremantle city centre and the Victoria Quay waterfront.
Early planning for the Commercial Precinct area has begun following the release of the Victoria Quay Waterfront Working Group Report (below). See Commercial Precinct planning.
Victoria Quay Fremantle Interpretation Plan
The Victoria Quay Fremantle Interpretation Plan 2010 was prepared for Fremantle Ports by LookEar Pty Ltd and Lovell Chen Pty Ltd. Research for the report included comprehensive community consultation. The report brings together the array of complex stories that constitute the history of Victoria Quay. Furthermore, it structures these stories into themes that can then be presented in coherent and organised ways, and it makes specific recommendations as to how these stories should be told and where.
Victoria Quay Waterfront Working Group Report
Fremantle Ports formed a working group to review and consider new opportunities presented in the Commercial Precinct site on Victoria Quay. The working group was also asked to explore development options consistent with the Fremantle Waterfront Masterplan as well as the City of Fremantle's economic development and strategic planning directions for use as a basis of further consultation with key stakeholder groups.
The working group produced a report, the Victoria Quay Waterfront Working Group Report (2012), which can be downloaded in sections: