Potential Scheme Amendment: 59 Ellen St, Fremantle


The City of Fremantle is considering an idea to amend the planning scheme to allow for 'additional uses' to an existing residential dwelling located at No. 59 Ellen Street, Fremantle.

This property was previously used as a medical practice (Ellen Health) until the business vacated the premises some years ago. Due to the ‘Residential’ zoning of the land, the continued use of the property for a medical consulting purpose (or similar use) is currently prohibited under the planning scheme.

The City has received a request to establish a ‘veterinary hospital’ on the site; a land-use which is also not permitted under the current zoning. The business proposed would involve retaining the existing heritage-listed building and car parking on the site in order to operate a veterinary hospital from the property.

Before formally initiating (and advertising) a change to the planning scheme, Council has decided to undertake preliminary community engagement on the idea. This change would involve amending the planning scheme to allow for ‘additional’ land-uses of 'veterinary hospital', 'veterinary clinic', 'consulting rooms', 'medical centre', and 'office', without changing the existing ‘Residential’ zoning.



How can I find more?

Further information on the potential scheme amendment, including a Council report which goes into more background and technical detail, can be found in the Document Library section on the right-hand side of this page.

Further information on the progress of this amendment will be published on this page as it comes to hand, under the 'Updates' tab below.

A hard copy of this information is also available on request.

Submissions close 5.00pm Friday 11 October 2019.



The City of Fremantle is considering an idea to amend the planning scheme to allow for 'additional uses' to an existing residential dwelling located at No. 59 Ellen Street, Fremantle.

This property was previously used as a medical practice (Ellen Health) until the business vacated the premises some years ago. Due to the ‘Residential’ zoning of the land, the continued use of the property for a medical consulting purpose (or similar use) is currently prohibited under the planning scheme.

The City has received a request to establish a ‘veterinary hospital’ on the site; a land-use which is also not permitted under the current zoning. The business proposed would involve retaining the existing heritage-listed building and car parking on the site in order to operate a veterinary hospital from the property.

Before formally initiating (and advertising) a change to the planning scheme, Council has decided to undertake preliminary community engagement on the idea. This change would involve amending the planning scheme to allow for ‘additional’ land-uses of 'veterinary hospital', 'veterinary clinic', 'consulting rooms', 'medical centre', and 'office', without changing the existing ‘Residential’ zoning.



How can I find more?

Further information on the potential scheme amendment, including a Council report which goes into more background and technical detail, can be found in the Document Library section on the right-hand side of this page.

Further information on the progress of this amendment will be published on this page as it comes to hand, under the 'Updates' tab below.

A hard copy of this information is also available on request.

Submissions close 5.00pm Friday 11 October 2019.


  • Community Consultation Commenced

    about 1 month ago

    At the Strategic Planning and Transport meeting held on 21 August 2019, it was resolved to commence preliminary community consultation on the idea of introducing additional uses to the subject property.

    This consultation runs for 28 days, from Friday 13 September 2019 and will conclude at 5pm on Friday 11 October 2019.

    Submissions on the potential amendment are invited through My Say Freo (see the Your Comments tab above), via e-mail to planning@fremantle.wa.gov.au or by post addressed to City of Fremantle Strategic Planning Services, PO Box 807 Fremantle WA 6959.


    At the Strategic Planning and Transport meeting held on 21 August 2019, it was resolved to commence preliminary community consultation on the idea of introducing additional uses to the subject property.

    This consultation runs for 28 days, from Friday 13 September 2019 and will conclude at 5pm on Friday 11 October 2019.

    Submissions on the potential amendment are invited through My Say Freo (see the Your Comments tab above), via e-mail to planning@fremantle.wa.gov.au or by post addressed to City of Fremantle Strategic Planning Services, PO Box 807 Fremantle WA 6959.