Proposed Montreal Street Community Facility

The City is proposing a replacement community facility for the current and emerging community centred around Booyeembara Park.

The proposed facility would offer flexible, multi-functional spaces that are complimentary to existing amenities in the locality.


This project has been initiated because of the Main Roads WA High Street upgrade project. The City has committed to ensuring a suitable replacement community facility (to replace the previous amenities at 26 Montreal St) and the provision of a remediated Fremantle Public Golf Course with similar facilities and functionality.

As part of the replacement works, it is proposed to combine the golf clubhouse and community facility into a co-located building. Co-locating with the golf clubhouse provides numerous potential benefits such as design and construction efficiency, shared services, shared operating costs, increased activation, passive surveillance and shared car parking.

Community facility components of the building will be managed through the City’s community facility hire process and not provided to any specific organisation for exclusive use through a lease or licence agreement.


Location

The proposed location would cater to a catchment area of approximately 1km radius. The indicative design envelope for a co-located building is shown below and is in the vicinity of the Montreal Street entry to Booyeembara Park.

The facility would be designed to complement and blend with the surrounding environment and will seek to maximise the connection with Booyeembara Park.


We’re seeking input from local groups and potential users to inform the City's decision-making. Attend your local precinct group meeting or the on-site talk,and tell us more below by Sunday 1 December 2019.


The City is proposing a replacement community facility for the current and emerging community centred around Booyeembara Park.

The proposed facility would offer flexible, multi-functional spaces that are complimentary to existing amenities in the locality.


This project has been initiated because of the Main Roads WA High Street upgrade project. The City has committed to ensuring a suitable replacement community facility (to replace the previous amenities at 26 Montreal St) and the provision of a remediated Fremantle Public Golf Course with similar facilities and functionality.

As part of the replacement works, it is proposed to combine the golf clubhouse and community facility into a co-located building. Co-locating with the golf clubhouse provides numerous potential benefits such as design and construction efficiency, shared services, shared operating costs, increased activation, passive surveillance and shared car parking.

Community facility components of the building will be managed through the City’s community facility hire process and not provided to any specific organisation for exclusive use through a lease or licence agreement.


Location

The proposed location would cater to a catchment area of approximately 1km radius. The indicative design envelope for a co-located building is shown below and is in the vicinity of the Montreal Street entry to Booyeembara Park.

The facility would be designed to complement and blend with the surrounding environment and will seek to maximise the connection with Booyeembara Park.


We’re seeking input from local groups and potential users to inform the City's decision-making. Attend your local precinct group meeting or the on-site talk,and tell us more below by Sunday 1 December 2019.


  • Golf Course Design Concept Ready

    3 months ago

    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

    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

    4 months ago

    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.

    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.

  • Input Open

    5 months ago

    We'd like to hear from you. Your input will be collated and used to inform the City’s decision-making process. As the golf course design is progressed, officers will develop a more detailed / refined project cost estimate. This will increase the certainty in the available project budget for the delivery of the co-located facility. The viability of the co-located facility will be confirmed by the first quarter of 2020 and a report will go to Council.

    Share your needs with us by Sunday 1 December 2019, either attend an upcoming precinct meeting (see key dates on this page) or share your thoughts online.

    We'd like to hear from you. Your input will be collated and used to inform the City’s decision-making process. As the golf course design is progressed, officers will develop a more detailed / refined project cost estimate. This will increase the certainty in the available project budget for the delivery of the co-located facility. The viability of the co-located facility will be confirmed by the first quarter of 2020 and a report will go to Council.

    Share your needs with us by Sunday 1 December 2019, either attend an upcoming precinct meeting (see key dates on this page) or share your thoughts online.