There were approximately 40 people across the two precinct meetings and 50 people attended the on-site talk. Online there were 479 visits to the My Say Freo page and 43 online contributions received.
You can access what we've heard by clicking here
or visiting the document library on this page.
What we’ve heard will be used to help inform the design process with the architect, who will be chosen via an open tender process which closes 20 December 2019.
Key preferences expressed for the building and surrounds such as connectivity, integration with the park and sustainability considerations have been embedded in the brief or are covered under existing City commitments and policies.
The City has been in ongoing communication with FERN in relation to possible relocation options within the City of Fremantle.
A report will go to Council in early 2020 to confirm if the co-located approach is viable, and if so, with a preferred schematic design for the facilities. Dependent on the feasibility it would be expected that community consultation on a proposed schematic will be offered in 2020, subject to the Council resolution.
Several contributions were also received from current golf course users. The City has an existing commitment to provide a new club room and reconfigured 9 hole golf course, required as a result of the High St project. The information and concerns received here will help inform this work, although some aspects are dependent on negotiations and commercial considerations with the golf course lessee.
All registered contributors will be updated as this project progresses.