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.


  • Boo Park Landscape Plan adopted

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    At the meeting of 28 April 2021, Council adopted the Booyeembara Park Landscape Plan.

    Officers will now progress to detailed design, tender and construction for the stage 1 works. The priority for stage 1 includes the golf clubhouse and community building integration area and olive grove event space, followed by the story telling circle and half-court basketball.

    The works will be funded by the cash in lieu payment from Development WA from the East Village, Knutsford development. Construction will be timed around building the new golf clubhouse/community facility and is expected to begin in late 2021.

    To find out more, you can click here to view the meeting minutes.

  • Draft Boo Park master plan - item to Committee

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    An item on the draft Boo Park master plan is going to Committee on Wednesday 14 April 2021. The report includes details of the engagement and the draft master plan, recommended for approval.

    With the finalisation of the plans for the golf club house and community facility, small changes have also been made to integrate the building into the landscape to allow for a better variety of uses. Internal parking (Option A) has been incorporated for the mountain bike trail area as a result of the feedback.

    The City will continue developing proposals for traffic calming options on Stevens and Montreal Streets that also improve pedestrian accessibility.

    To view the agenda item, click here or visit the City's Agendas and Minutes page.

    To view the agenda attachments, including the Booyeembara Park Landscape Plan, click here.


    ATTENDING COMMITTEE

    Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation (FPOL) Committee Meeting
    Wednesday 14 April 2021, 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.

  • Progress to detailed design

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    by Rhiannon,

    At the Council meeting on 9 December 2020 Council requested the project progress to detailed design and procurement based on "Option 1" for the Golf Clubhouse and Cafe facilities (including the dual access to the ablutions); and, "Option 2A" for the Community Centre facility (including a 150sqm "Community Space" and a separate 25sqm "Meeting" room).

    They also requested further consider and refinement of the final design to include:

    • Improved width of the "Dining" area in the clubhouse.
    • A publicly accessible after-hours toilet within the complex.
    • Consideration of the following design enhancements where practical and viable within the agreed and approved budget:
      • i. Optimised proportions of the "Community Space" (e.g., wider or less elongated) to ensure a high degree of flexibility in usage.
      • ii. An option for a second acoustic operable wall that enables the "Foyer" to be extended to fully divide and acoustically separate the "Meeting" area from the "Community Space".
      • iii. Significantly increased site flexibility to accommodate a possible expansion of the community building to the south-west capable of incorporating future facilities necessary to deliver a managed/programmable community centre, including further exploration of options for the alignment of the proposed vehicle/bike access path and the potential decommissioning of the existing public toilet.
      • iv. A way of functionally isolating the "Dining" area from the golfing "Foyer/Retail" and "Admin" areas for flexibility.
      • v. Increase the privacy afforded to the golfers' changing areas and showers in relation to the more generally used public toilets.

    To allow for the increased space and additional toilet, an increased budget allocation of up to $450,000 is to be included as part of the 2021/22 budget process.

  • Council meeting

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    by Rhiannon,

    A report about the Fremantle Golf Clubhouse and Community Facility is going to Council this week.

    At the FPOL Committee meeting on 11 November 2020, an update was provided to Council on the schematic design of the clubhouse, cafe and community facility, developed with the input from community engagement and direction from Council. At this meeting, Council requested a number of refinements, including a revision of the locations of the café facility and golf toilet facilities, to optimise the location of the café with the park and improve the park outlooks and flexibility of the toilet facility. They also requested a report to the December Council meeting outlining the proposed costs based on the revised Schematic Design.

    The City has since worked with the facility's consultant architect to investigate the implications of the increased community function space and a reconfiguration of the café and toilet facilities. This has now been completed and the findings are being presented to Council on Wednesday 9 December 2020.

    Attending Council

    Council meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are welcome to attend or speak at council or committee meetings and you can find more information on this here. The meeting details are:

    Ordinary Council Meeting - Wednesday 9 December 2020, 6.00pm. North Fremantle Community Hall, 2 Thompson Road, North Fremantle.

  • Schematic design to be considered by Council

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    by Rhiannon,
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    An update on the schematic design of the clubhouse, cafe and community facility is going to the Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee (FPOL) Committee on Wednesday 11 November 2020. The community engagement feedback and direction from Council is reflected in the proposal. The report also seeks approval to progress to detailed design and construction procurement.


    Background

    The Fremantle Golf Course Clubhouse and Community Centre Schematic Design Report (refer attachment 1 of agenda) has been developed to address several project objectives.

    The consultant architect also used the feedback from community consultation to help drive the building design in terms of functionality, aesthetic and how it fits in with the surrounding area.

    The design approach to the planning and form of this project was derived from a response to the projects’ three faces:
    • a golf clubhouse for the Fremantle Golf Course
    • a community centre for the Fremantle community
    • a café for the community and users of Booyeembara Park.

    The reports are detailed and are best viewed in full. This report relates to the building, with other work still ongoing.

    Find the report and attachments on the City's agendas and minutes page or you can click the links below to access each document directly:
    • Committee report - see the FPOL agenda.
    • Schematic design and technical reports (relate to image above) - see agenda attachments.


  • Position of building approved by Council

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    by Rhiannon,
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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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    by Rhiannon,
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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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    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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    by Rhiannon,

    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.

  • Broad community engagement

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    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.
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