Some pictures of proposed redevelopment of the South Fremantle Power Station

While we are on the topic of Landcorp you might be aware a week or so ago they released for public comment a masterplan for the redevelopment of the abandoned South Fremantle Power Station and I think it looks pretty good.

It was of the first items I got to look at in my new role at the State Heritage Council. The South Fremantle Power Station is one of four cathedral style power stations built in Australia in the era immediately before and after the second world war.

It will also hopefully fall within the new boundaries of the City of Greater Fremantle – after all it is the South Fremantle Power Station!

The masterplan envisions a rapid bus service (Fremantle Council would strongly prefer light rail!), recognition of heritage ship wrecks, playgrounds, boardwalks, beaches, housing and retail. Have a look for yourself at this link:

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7 Responses to Some pictures of proposed redevelopment of the South Fremantle Power Station

  1. Colin Nichol says:

    From the above, the bit plonked on the top of the power station looks very out of place and spoils the integrity of the main building. Why can’t its design at least match that of the main structure? Why does the original building’s effect have to be diminished at all?

  2. Jono says:

    Light rail? Again I raise the question. Why not transperth services utilising existing infrastructure.

  3. Ross Kirby says:

    Looks fantastic Brad.. As a resident of Coogee I drive passed that everyday and it is a bit of an eyesore particularly when it is next door to Port Coogee.. That area is in need of a retail and hospitality centre that residents can enjoy.. The Coogee surf club and now this development will see that area really take off, great work Brad!

  4. Cecilia says:

    what is that on the roof?…I think instead of making it the ordinary boring “shopping holiday crap” why not revegetate parts and make beautiful native gardens so our wildlife can benefit to. use solar panels on everything and do whatever within… I know Brad is the best person for doing everything good for the environment but I just wanted to make sure all is covered…I mean looking towards rockingham from that beach I barely even want to go in the water…. INDUSTRIAL crap…I know you’ll do us proud Brad, its a good idea doing something to that old run down lump of concrete 🙂

  5. Rebecca says:

    I love the idea, about time this area is re-vamped. Excellent ideas guys.

  6. Hala says:

    I for one am very happy that the power station will be preserved, but I agree with some of the comments above. The proposed structure on the roof looks ugly and will detract from the original building.

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