Proposed Golf Club House, Cafe & Community Facility (Montreal Street, Fremantle)

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A replacement co-located golf club house, cafe and community facility is being designed near the Montreal St entry to Booyeembara Park.


The proposed location of the community facility would cater to a catchment area of approximately 1km radius and serve the current and emerging community in this area. This project has been initiated because of the Main Roads WA High Street upgrade project. The facility makes up one component of the wider remediation and replacement works and you can find more detail on all associated projects here.


Design Process

The key stages in the design process to date are outlined here and you can find more detailed information in the timeline and document library on this page.

  • Consultation with golf course users on the clubhouse component - majority support for a combined facility and desire for improved facilities.
  • Initial community engagement to identify potential uses (and users) of proposed community facility.
  • These preferences, as well as City commitments and policies, were embedded in the architectural brief and formed the basis of design criteria used to test various scenarios.
  • Early feedback from key user groups (both golfing and community) on building location, orientation and access.
  • We're now engaging with the broad community and users to help guide the building design and how it connects to both the golf course and park.

We invite you to participate in the planning of this new facility so we can ensure it meets the needs of all users. Join the discussion and share your ideas by 12 July 2020.

We want to know how you’d like to use the building and its surrounds, and any features that would help with this.

  • Facility Ideas - Review the design concept showing connections and click on the 'Facility Ideas' tab to post, vote and comment on others ideas.
  • Boo Park Discussion - Click on the 'Boo Park Discussion' tab to see the connections between the park, building and golf course, and what we've heard so far. Join the forum discussion on improvements, access and character.
  • We're also holding two informal drop-in sessions near the olive grove in Booyeembara Park, where you can view material, ‘sketch up’ your ideas and ask questions. Join us on either:
    • Saturday 27 June 2020 – anytime between 9.00am to 11.00am; or
    • Tuesday 30 June 2020 – anytime between 3.00pm to 5.00pm.


A replacement co-located golf club house, cafe and community facility is being designed near the Montreal St entry to Booyeembara Park.


The proposed location of the community facility would cater to a catchment area of approximately 1km radius and serve the current and emerging community in this area. This project has been initiated because of the Main Roads WA High Street upgrade project. The facility makes up one component of the wider remediation and replacement works and you can find more detail on all associated projects here.


Design Process

The key stages in the design process to date are outlined here and you can find more detailed information in the timeline and document library on this page.

  • Consultation with golf course users on the clubhouse component - majority support for a combined facility and desire for improved facilities.
  • Initial community engagement to identify potential uses (and users) of proposed community facility.
  • These preferences, as well as City commitments and policies, were embedded in the architectural brief and formed the basis of design criteria used to test various scenarios.
  • Early feedback from key user groups (both golfing and community) on building location, orientation and access.
  • We're now engaging with the broad community and users to help guide the building design and how it connects to both the golf course and park.

We invite you to participate in the planning of this new facility so we can ensure it meets the needs of all users. Join the discussion and share your ideas by 12 July 2020.

We want to know how you’d like to use the building and its surrounds, and any features that would help with this.

  • Facility Ideas - Review the design concept showing connections and click on the 'Facility Ideas' tab to post, vote and comment on others ideas.
  • Boo Park Discussion - Click on the 'Boo Park Discussion' tab to see the connections between the park, building and golf course, and what we've heard so far. Join the forum discussion on improvements, access and character.
  • We're also holding two informal drop-in sessions near the olive grove in Booyeembara Park, where you can view material, ‘sketch up’ your ideas and ask questions. Join us on either:
    • Saturday 27 June 2020 – anytime between 9.00am to 11.00am; or
    • Tuesday 30 June 2020 – anytime between 3.00pm to 5.00pm.


  • Position of building approved by Council

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    At the FPOL committee meeting on 12 August 2020, Council approved the proposed position of the co-located Fremantle Public Golf Course Clubhouse, Cafe and Community Facility as per the indicated area below:

    Council also approved the project progress to schematic design, noting:

    • The café design will have as strong as possible relationship with both the Fremantle Public Golf Course and Booyeembara Park within the defined location.
    • The design of the community facility will cater for a range of indoor/outdoor style community activities and events.
    • Parking will be provided on street along Montreal Street with a portion located off street adjacent to the building.
    • The design will allow flexibility and adaptability for future uses and expansion.
    • Officers will provide a further report to Council for approval of the schematic design for the facility prior to detailed design and tender.

    The development of the Booyeembara Park Concept Plan will also progress, in consultation with the Booyeembara Park Reference Group, prior to further community engagement.

  • Farewell to old club house as golf course revamp gets underway

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    14 Aug 2020
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    The old club house at the Fremantle Public Golf Course has been demolished as part of the reconfiguration and upgrade of the course.

    The old building, which was built in the mid-70s, was demolished to make way for a new opening hole on the redesigned course.

    Read the full article here.

  • Draft Precinct Plan to Council - 12 August 2020

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    10 Aug 2020
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    The recent engagement findings and a draft precinct plan is going to the Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee (FPOL) Committee on Wednesday 12 August 2020. It provides Council with an update on the recent community engagement and also proposes the next steps for the project.

    The FPOL report includes a proposed position for the co-located Fremantle Public Golf Course Clubhouse, Cafe and Community Facility, prior to progressing to schematic design.


    FPOL Committee Meeting

    Please read the full details, available on the City's website on the agendas and minutes page, or:

    Wednesday 12 August 2020, 6.00pm.

    North Fremantle Community Hall, 2 Thompson Road, North Fremantle.

    Committee meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are also welcome to attend or speak at council or committee meetings, you can find more information on this here.

  • Engagement Findings Compiled

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    04 Aug 2020

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the planning for this new facility. You can now find the compiled outcomes of stage three engagement on this project, either in the document library on this page or by clicking here.

    Next Steps

    This input will be reviewed and interpreted by the architect to inform the design of the building including the rooms, spaces, facilities and layout. The input received from all users will also guide the buildings location, orientation and how it will be required to interface and work with its surrounds.

    The input on Booyeembara Park improvements will be used to develop the landscape concept plan. This is anticipated to include the whole of the park, including the outcome of a proposal for a formalised Mountain Bike Trail which is under concept development and subject to funding. Further community engagement will occur on the landscape concept plan.

    The building and surrounding landscape designs are being coordinated to ensure an integrated and complementary precinct to support a range of functions and uses.

    City officers are now working with the consultants to develop a concept plan for the golf clubhouse and community building, as well as the Booyeembara Park landscape concept proposal, to submit to Council for approval to progress schematic designs.

  • Golf course adopted and building engagement to proceed

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    29 May 2020

    At the meeting of 13 May 2020 Council requested further work on the design brief, siting options and surrounding existing and future activities before signing off on the preliminary schematic design and siting option for the building. This is the intended purpose of stage three engagement. A schedule of functional areas will be informed by the engagement findings.

    They also endorsed as stage one works the proposed golf course design to retain a nine-hole par 34 course and request the City progress these works to tender and delivery, noting the area of the golf course that coincides with the building node is to be further refined to ensure an integrated outcome inclusive of the first tee, the ninth hole, practice facilities, access, and the driving range tee-off location, and it can accommodate improvements that would increase course length and reduce lengthy walks between fairways, most notably at holes 5 and 6.

    You can view the Council minutes by clicking here or visiting: fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/agendas-and-minutes

  • Council Meeting - 13 May 2020

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    11 May 2020
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    Council Meeting

    An item is going to Council to consider a preferred location for the co-located Fremantle Public Golf Course clubhouse and community facility, and to propose further community engagement on design and functionality. The details are:

    Wednesday 13 May 2020, 6.00pm

    Due to COVID19 until further notice the City will hold Ordinary Council Meetings by electronic means. Questions and statements may still be made and will be presented at the meeting. Please email your comments or questions to agendasminutes@fremantle.wa.gov.au before 4.00pm the day of the meeting, and please state your full name and the item or subject of your submission in the email.

    You can view the agenda by clicking here or visiting: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/agendas-and-minutes


    Further details

    The report going to Council recommends:

    • Council endorse the proposed alignment and position of the co-located Fremantle Golf Course clubhouse and community facility as shown below (you can download a larger version here).
    • The City carry out community engagement with users and the surrounding community to help develop the design and function of the co-located building.
    • Following this a proposed schematic design for the building will go to Council.

    The report also covers other aspects of the project and recommends:

    • Preparing a design update for Booyeembara Park, detailing the integration with the Golf Course Clubhouse and Community Facility, the Olive Grove and the future options for potential enhanced facilities.
    • The current golf course design move to tender phase, noting the area of the golf course adjacent to the building will be further refined to ensure an integrated outcome inclusive of tee 1, hole 9, practice facilities and access, and that the course design accommodates flexibility (notably at holes 5 and 6) to allow potential future changes to increase course length should sufficient budget become available to complete the works.
  • Update on Design Process

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    11 May 2020

    The information we heard in stage one was embedded in the architectural brief and formed the basis of design criteria used to test various scenarios. Due to COVID19 we have adapted our engagement on this project. Early feedback and discussion with 12 key user groups was carried out in late April 2020, which showed:

    • A preference for the facility to be closer to Montreal Street, as opposed to near the driving range.
    • A preference for the driving range to be detached from the building.
    • Agreement that a café should prioritise its service to everyone (golf course users, Boo Park users and passers-by). The location and access to the café needs further consideration.
    • The community facility should provide a balance of indoor space and outdoor, undercover space (not one or the other).
    • There were mixed views on whether the facility should straddle the sites or be entirely on the Booyeembara Park side (golfing preference).
    • Key issues for golfers centred on the actual course as a priority issue rather than the clubhouse, and parking provision.

    You can read the full outcomes in the second community engagement report, available by clicking here or from the document library.

  • Golf Course Masterplan

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    21 Apr 2020
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    An updated masterplan for the remediated Fremantle Public Golf Course is now available.

    You can download this directly by clicking here or visiting the document library on this page.

    You can also visit the project page with further information and timelines by clicking here or visiting: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/page/fremantle-golf-course

  • Golf Course Design Concept Ready

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    24 Dec 2019

    As part of the replacement works (golf course, clubroom and community facility), it is proposed to combine the golf clubhouse and community facility into a co-located building.

    The City of Fremantle also engaged highly respected specialist golf course designers to achieve a quality outcome and reconfigure the course around some challenging constraints.

    Over the past 5 months 2 public workshops have been held with the golf club members to present options, which provided the opportunity for input and feedback. The City’s team and the Golf Course
    Designers met with the lessee numerous times and tested many options to find the best solution.

    Information on the golf course realignment project can be found on the City's project page, including the preferred concept endorsed by the lessee: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/fremantle-public-golf-course-and-clubhouse-facility

  • Project Update

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    16 Dec 2019

    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.

    Next Steps

    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.