Unlocking future use for Fremantle Prison
February 22, 2016 Leave a comment
The community is invited to participate in a workshop to look at further developing Western Australia’s only World heritage-listed built-heritage site, Fremantle Prison tomorrow night.
Heritage Minister Albert Jacob said.”Fremantle Prison is a significant part of our State’s cultural heritage, and its tours, public programs and exhibitions are appreciated by almost 200,000 people a year. These tours generate necessary income to help conserve this World heritage-listed site,”
“The last major plan for the prison was prepared in 2003 and, with most of its recommendations now implemented, it is time to consider how we build on this great foundation to promote the ongoing use and sustainability of this great asset for future generations.”
Originally built by convict labour in the 1850s, Fremantle Prison operated as WA’s primary place of incarceration until November 1991.
In January 1992, the site opened to the public for tours and, since this time, has become a significant destination for interstate and overseas visitors. It also features a number of tenants including a cafe, YHA hostel, a small business support office and a children’s literature centre.
The workshop is at 6pm on Tuesday, February 23 at the prison. To register, phone 9336 9205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org