Planning and Development
One of Western Australia’s most critically important pieces of infrastructure
Fremantle Port is recognised as the State’s key trade gateway and a significant driver of Western Australia’s economy.
Current State Government projects:
The Westport Taskforce is developing a plan to manage WA’s growing freight demands for the next 50 years and beyond. Ports are the gateway for most of the imported goods used in the homes and businesses of all Western Australians. For exporters, it is a vital link to world markets. To ensure the State's future trade needs are met, well-planned port facilities are essential.
Find out more at the Department of Transport's Westport website page.
Swan River Crossings, Fremantle
Main Roads WA is planning to replace the existing Fremantle Traffic Bridge and deliver a crossing that considers road, passenger and freight rail and path connectivity across the Swan River. Fremantle Traffic Bridge was built in 1938 as a temporary structure and, has served its function well. However, the bridge's structure has been deteriorating over a number of years and despite extensive strengthening and maintenance works (including a highly disruptive closure in 2016), the bridge needs to be replaced.
Find out more at MRWA's Swan River Crossings website page.
Committed to planning in a sustainable way
Planning policies relating to areas of the port are in place and development guidelines are designed to help those preparing development applications and to assist Fremantle Ports in assessing applications.
Any proposed development within Fremantle Ports’ land and waters (Inner Harbour or Outer Harbour) needs planning approval from Fremantle Ports. Steps to submitting an application for planning approval:
- Contact the Planning Branch to discuss your proposal.
- See the Planning Guidelines for information on how to apply.
- Submit your completed Application for Planning Approval Form and completed Planning Application Checklist.
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Inner Harbour Port Development Plan
Phillimore Street Integrated Master Plan Brochure
Victoria Quay Fremantle Intepretation Plan 2010
VQ Waterfront Working Group Report pp 1-25
VQ Waterfront Working Group Report pp 26-35
VQ Waterfront Working Group Report pp 36-45
VQ Waterfront Working Group Report pp 46-51
VQ Waterfront Working Group Report pp 52-57
VQ Waterfront Working Group Report pp 58-69
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Buffer Guidelines Fact Sheet
Heritage Fact Sheet
Inner Harbour and Outer Harbour Fact Sheet
Planning Approval and Assessment Fact Sheet
Planning Approval Exemptions Fact Sheet
Planning for Logistics Landuses Fact Sheet
Planning of Strategic Freight Routes Fact Sheet
Safety and Development Fact Sheet
Swale Fact Sheet
Traffic Management Plan Fact Sheet
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East Victoria Quay Planning Policy
Inner Harbour Waters Planning Policy
Kwinana Bulk Jetty Planning Policy
Kwinana Bulk Terminal Planning Policy
North Quay Planning Policy
Outer Harbour Waters Planning Policy
Rous Head Planning Policy
Structures Roads and Place Naming Planning Policy
Tydeman Planning Policy
West End Victoria Quay Planning Policy
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Victoria Quay Waterfront
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