Changes in the area

by Rhiannon,

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.

Curtin University

  • 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.

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