Changes in the area
A number of changes and initiatives have happened over recent years which to contribute to the City’s vision:
City of Fremantle
The Knutsford Street East Structure Plan (eastern end of Knutsford Street, between Amherst and Montreal Streets) was updated in 2017 to be more viable for re-development and to provide bonuses for exceptional sustainable development.
Working on a coordinated review of policies that affect the area and a range of other activities. For the latest update click here or see the document library.
Created 90-100 town houses and apartments on Blinco St site with its Knutsford Joint venture Partner. More dwellings are planned to commence in 2019.
Has commenced development on the former museum site on Montreal St (East Village at Knutsford).
Is overseeing development of land in the Swanbourne St area, potentially in partnership with the private sector.
Beyond WGV Community Battery Storage – research on battery storage and other sustainable development initiatives.
Re New Nexus Smart Cities initiative – research into peer to peer trading of renewable energy link.
Water Sensitive Cities and Low Carbon Living have investigated possible energy and water solutions that might be applied across the precinct.
Other Activity In and Around the Knutsford Precinct
Some members of the community have been working on creating a narrative which helps to define an identity for the core - Fremantle Industrial Arts Quarter.
A number of landowners have commenced planning for, or development of, leading edge sustainable development including the Nightingale proposal.
Main Roads WA High Street upgrade along the north side of the Precinct.