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Welcome to the Future of Fremantle Consultation Hub

The Future of Fremantle project is a rare opportunity to re-imagine the future of Fremantle | Walyalup's Inner Harbour port precinct. 

The Western Australian Government is engaging with the community and key stakeholders to create a shared vision for the future of the precinct.

The visioning process involves:

  • exploring new opportunities for economic growth, diversification, and job creation
  • investigating exciting opportunities to plan for new land uses and transport solutions that align with best practice sustainability principles and that better connect the site with the river and sea.

Your ideas and feedback will help shape the project vision so that it can reflect community values and aspirations, and complement the unique character of Fremantle | Walyalup.

Find out more

Future of Fremantle Visioning Day Engagement Outcomes

Read more about the process and findings of the Future of Fremantle Visioning Days and the the engagement outcomes.

Future of Fremantle Place Design Forum - Outcomes Summary

Read more about the Future of Fremantle Place Design Forums here.


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Connection to Country

The Fremantle | Walyalup area is rich in Aboriginal history and holds great cultural importance to the Whadjuk Noongar people. Walyalup has spiritual significance for its connection to Dreaming narratives and its role as a place of trade, camping, meeting and funerary rites. The area is associated with the beginnings of many important Dreamtime stories between people, land, freshwater and the sea and has important songline connections.

Respecting and valuing Aboriginal culture and heritage is an important consideration for the Future of Fremantle project. The project provides opportunities to do this through sharing stories and truth-telling.

Global trends and inspiration

Fremantle | Walyalup is not the first port city to have such a significant opportunity for future redevelopment and repurposing. Port redevelopment projects around the world provide inspiration, lessons learned and benchmarks for how we might consider the Future of Fremantle.

Here are some examples to explore.

Wynyard Quarter



Place Names Walyalup project

Community Arts Network co-produced a series of videos and art projects capturing Elders sharing their culture, as a part of the Place Names Walyalup project. 

CAN produced this inclusive community arts and cultural development project in partnership with Moodjar Consultancy, the Noongar community and the City of Fremantle.