Development Application │University of Notre Dame Australia│3 High Street Fremantle

Consultation has concluded

Proposed Building for Schools of Nursing, Midwifery, Arts and Science


The City of Fremantle has received a development application from the University of Notre Dame proposing a new building to accommodate its Schools of Nursing and Midwifery, Arts and Sciences on the corner of High Street and Cliff Street in the west end of Fremantle.




Application withdrawn

Notre Dame University has decided not to proceed with its current plan and has withdrawn its current application for planning approval.


Joint Development Assessment Panel determination deferred

The Metropolitan South West Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) was scheduled to consider Notre Dame's development proposal for 3 High Street on Thursday 9 March. That decision has been deferred to allow the applicant more time to provide additional information.

We will update this page when a new meeting date has been set.



Council supports recommendation to refuse development approval

Council unanimously agreed not to approve the University of Notre Dame's development application on the grounds that the proposal:

  • exceeds the building height requirements of Fremantle's local planning scheme
  • is inconsistent with the Fremantle West End Conservation Area Policy
  • would be detrimental to the heritage and amenity of the area.

You can view the council minutes here.

We anticipate that Council's recommendation will be considered by the Metropolitan South West Joint Development Assessment Panel mid-March 2017.



Notre Dame development proposal before council in February

A report on the University of Notre Dame development application will be considered by council on 22 February 2017 at 6.00pm. The report recommends that the determining body - the Metropolitan South West Joint Development Assessment Panel - not approve the development proposal.

Anyone can attend the council meeting. You can also ask a question or make a verbal submission. Find out how on the council meetings page.

Reports, minutes and a video summary of council meetings are available here.



Public comment period closed

The public comment period on the University of Notre Dame's development proposal for 3 High Street Fremantle has now closed. Your submissions are currently being reviewed and a report prepared for council.



What's proposed?

The development proposes:

  • to activate High and Cliff Streets with a small bar, retail tenancy and a performing arts theatre. The existing carpark would be replaced but the heritage facade of the Liebler Building retained.
  • office space for the University's teaching and administrative staff on the upper levels of the building.

Discretionary approvals for building height, on-site car parking and a small bar have been requested.


What would the building look like?

Download the plans and images of the proposed building for a view from different perspectives.

How can I comment?

You can comment until 13 February:

  • online below. If you have not signed up as a My Say Freo participant, you will need to register first.
  • on the submission form available in the document library. Please email to planning@fremantle.wa.gov.au
  • by post to Chloe Johnston, Senior Planning Officer, City of Fremantle, PO Box 807 Fremantle WA 6959

If you would like to see the plans and talk to the assessing officer, the City will be holding a community information session on 2 February 2017 between 5.30 and 6.00 pm. This will be held in the City of Fremantle Reception Room located on the first floor of the council offices at 8 William Street, Fremantle.



The City of Fremantle has received a development application from the University of Notre Dame proposing a new building to accommodate its Schools of Nursing and Midwifery, Arts and Sciences on the corner of High Street and Cliff Street in the west end of Fremantle.




Application withdrawn

Notre Dame University has decided not to proceed with its current plan and has withdrawn its current application for planning approval.


Joint Development Assessment Panel determination deferred

The Metropolitan South West Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) was scheduled to consider Notre Dame's development proposal for 3 High Street on Thursday 9 March. That decision has been deferred to allow the applicant more time to provide additional information.

We will update this page when a new meeting date has been set.



Council supports recommendation to refuse development approval

Council unanimously agreed not to approve the University of Notre Dame's development application on the grounds that the proposal:

  • exceeds the building height requirements of Fremantle's local planning scheme
  • is inconsistent with the Fremantle West End Conservation Area Policy
  • would be detrimental to the heritage and amenity of the area.

You can view the council minutes here.

We anticipate that Council's recommendation will be considered by the Metropolitan South West Joint Development Assessment Panel mid-March 2017.



Notre Dame development proposal before council in February

A report on the University of Notre Dame development application will be considered by council on 22 February 2017 at 6.00pm. The report recommends that the determining body - the Metropolitan South West Joint Development Assessment Panel - not approve the development proposal.

Anyone can attend the council meeting. You can also ask a question or make a verbal submission. Find out how on the council meetings page.

Reports, minutes and a video summary of council meetings are available here.



Public comment period closed

The public comment period on the University of Notre Dame's development proposal for 3 High Street Fremantle has now closed. Your submissions are currently being reviewed and a report prepared for council.



What's proposed?

The development proposes:

  • to activate High and Cliff Streets with a small bar, retail tenancy and a performing arts theatre. The existing carpark would be replaced but the heritage facade of the Liebler Building retained.
  • office space for the University's teaching and administrative staff on the upper levels of the building.

Discretionary approvals for building height, on-site car parking and a small bar have been requested.


What would the building look like?

Download the plans and images of the proposed building for a view from different perspectives.

How can I comment?

You can comment until 13 February:

  • online below. If you have not signed up as a My Say Freo participant, you will need to register first.
  • on the submission form available in the document library. Please email to planning@fremantle.wa.gov.au
  • by post to Chloe Johnston, Senior Planning Officer, City of Fremantle, PO Box 807 Fremantle WA 6959

If you would like to see the plans and talk to the assessing officer, the City will be holding a community information session on 2 February 2017 between 5.30 and 6.00 pm. This will be held in the City of Fremantle Reception Room located on the first floor of the council offices at 8 William Street, Fremantle.