Fremantle home to Australia’s best public boat harbour

Good to see the media release from Rita Saffioti (Minister for Transport; Planning; Lands) celebrating the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour takes out  national award as Australia’s best public boat harbour in the prestigious Marina of the Year Awards. Here are some excerpts from the release:

The iconic harbour has a rich history that began as a single jetty where fishermen landed their catch in the early 1830s and became world famous in the 1980s as the stage for Australia’s defence of the America’s Cup.

Today the harbour attracts more than 1.5 million visitors a year, who enjoy the unique atmosphere created by the operation of licensed fishing vessels alongside restaurants, a boutique brewery, retail outlets and family friendly public facilities.

The integrated activities of the harbour currently employ more than 1,000 people.

Award judges highlighted the Department of Transport’s management of the facility contributed to the overall experience and attraction of the harbour. There is strong collaboration between the department and both marine and tourism-based traders to achieve their collective and individual goals.

Since 2009, 189 new and upgraded pens have been provided at the harbour as part of the department’s jetty replacement program.

Media Statements – Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour takes out national award… 30/05/2017


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One Response to Fremantle home to Australia’s best public boat harbour

  1. Rob says:

    Thanks Brad, it is an amazing harbour and an adventure in it’s own right. You can walk around that area all day and see different things and Robin, the lady who manages the boat pens for DOT is an wonderful women who is always smiling and helpful to everyone. Well spotted.

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