Future of the Knutsford Area

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What's happening in Knutsford? The Knutsford precinct, just one kilometre east of the centre of Fremantle, presents a unique opportunity for urban renewal.


The precinct is roughly bounded by High St, Montreal St, Stevens St and Swanbourne St, with multiple landowners. It includes the Knutsford Street East and Swanbourne Street Structure Plan areas.

At the core of the Knutsford precinct is the existing warehouse area which has a distinct identity. It contains a diverse mix of residential and business activity which add to the vision for the area to become a world-class example of sustainable urban development.


See below for the latest updates in the area.


What's happening in Knutsford? The Knutsford precinct, just one kilometre east of the centre of Fremantle, presents a unique opportunity for urban renewal.


The precinct is roughly bounded by High St, Montreal St, Stevens St and Swanbourne St, with multiple landowners. It includes the Knutsford Street East and Swanbourne Street Structure Plan areas.

At the core of the Knutsford precinct is the existing warehouse area which has a distinct identity. It contains a diverse mix of residential and business activity which add to the vision for the area to become a world-class example of sustainable urban development.


See below for the latest updates in the area.


  • Walking Tour Handout

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    by Rhiannon,


    The walking tour on 23 November 2019 attracted a good size crowd of interested locals. If you missed out you can find all of the contact details in the handout, available by clicking here or visiting the document library on this page (please note the file size is large).


    Further events will be announced on this page. If you haven't already, please register for My Say Freo to receive future updates on local projects or development applications.

  • Community Survey - Results Summary

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    In September 2019, residents in the Knutsford area received a survey from Curtin University researcher Beth Perry which looked at how different members of the community relate to the vision for the area.

    Beth’s research also sought to explore how or if the community would like to participate in future development and what support they may need to do so. The survey had a good return rate and Beth would like to thank all the people who responded. This work is helping the City to plan for further engagement with the Knutsford community, including the upcoming community walk tour (click here for more information or to RSVP).

    The results of this survey have been summarised below. If you would like to discuss the outcomes of the survey please contact Beth Perry by email beth.perry@postgrad.curtin.edu.au or you can speak to her at the community walk.


    Profile of respondents

    • 75 of respondents live in the area
    • 45% of respondents own property in the area
    • Respondents were fairly evenly split across areas, with slightly more respondents between Blinco and High Street

    Vision

    • There was high awareness and support for the vision for sustainable urban development
    • 50% of respondents were aware of the Fremantle Industrial Arts Quarter (FIAQ) vision
    • 50% of respondents support the FIAQ vision (this was strongly from those who were aware)
    • 43% of respondents 'didn't know' whether they supported the FIAQ vision, which aligns with 53% not being aware
    • 3% (2 respondents) did not support the FIAQ vision

    Future plans

    • 19% had plans to develop or redevelop, and 12% were undecided

    Assistance with future plans

    • 50% wanted advice on sustainable technologies
    • 32% wanted advice on each of the following: architectural design, potential viability of development, establishing a sustainable community, and introductions to others in the community with like ideas
    • 27% wanted advice from a development/builder or a mentor (someone who has already done, or tried what I’m intending to do)
    • 18% wanted advice on each of the following: the potential viability of different land uses, establishing a business and establishing knowledge sharing networks

    Aspects of development that people were interested in

    • the vision(s)
    • sustainable community
    • sustainable technologies and architecture
    • future development
    • land use and activity
    • public realm, open space
    • access, transport (incl walking and cycling) and parking

    Participation, level of involvement and roles

    • 78% wanted to receive news about what's going on in the area
    • 62% only wanted to attend meetings when an issue interests them
    • 20% wanted to participate in, but not lead a community group
    • 3 people said they be interested in leading a community group (but 2 of those did not provide contact details)
    • 65% of respondents said they would like a say in land-uses and activities
    • 64% of respondents said they would like a say in the design of public areas and streetscapes
    • 61% of respondents said they would like a say on what gets built in the area
    • 28% of respondents said they would like a say in the design of buildings

    Value of previous meetings

    • 24% attended previous meetings. The rest did not, or were not aware of these meetings
    • 65% said they felt they’d had a chance to say what they wanted to say
    • Of those who attending, 76% found it ‘a bit’ useful.
  • Discover the Knutsford Area & Fremantle Industrial Arts Quarter (Walking Tour)

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    by Rhiannon,
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    Join us for a look behind the scenes of the Knutsford area and Fremantle Industrial Arts Quarter - commencing 9.30am Saturday 23 November 2019.

    Meet at the Montreal Street entry gate to Booyeembara Park (near the olive grove - look for the City of Fremantle banner). Parking is available on Montreal Street.

    The walking tour commences with a talk on-site (commencing 9.30am) about the proposed co-located community facility. Then we will take in a walk of several sites - meet the people behind the scenes as you discover the Knutsford area and Fremantle Industrial Arts Quarter.

    You can choose from a 90 minute walk with stops spread across short distances, or continue on to a longer route around FIAQ which finishes at some great cafes.

    A map with further information will be available shortly. Your RSVP helps us to plan the walk based on expected numbers. Click here to RSVP.


    If you have any access requirements please contact us communityengagement@fremantle.wa.gov.au
  • Community survey

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    by Rhiannon,

    Sustainable Future for Knutsford - Community Survey

    Curtin University researcher Beth Perry is conducting a survey which will explore how different members of the Knutsford community relate to the vision for the area.

    The survey also seeks to explore how the community would like to participate in further development and what support they may need to do so. This feedback will also help the City of Fremantle plan for further engagement with the Knutsford community.

    Beth is interested to hear from anyone who lives, works, runs a business or has an interest in moving to the Knutsford area. Please feel free to pass the survey on if you know someone who may be interested.

    Click here to access the survey online, or visit: www.surveymonkey.com/r/knutsfordresearch

    If you would like to discuss any aspect of this survey please contact Beth Perry by email beth.perry@postgrad.curtin.edu.au


  • Workshop Outcomes

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    by Rhiannon,

    The outcomes of the community workshop are available in the document library 'Knutsford Workshop Report 11 Feb 2019' or by clicking here.

  • Workshop

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    by Rhiannon,

    A sustainable future

    Join the Knutsford community workshop on Monday 11 February, 4pm to 6.30pm at Stackwood. The workshop is hosted by Curtin University, Landcorp, City of Fremantle and the people of Knutsford. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. Please click here to RSVP.


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