South Beach Place Plan

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Why create a Place Plan?

The City is creating a Place Plan for South Beach to guide the delivery of future services, programmes and infrastructure, which includes built form such as the café and toilet block.

There are no plans to redesign the South Beach Precinct, however, we do need to plan to replace and renew facilities and ensure the space offers the kinds of activities people want.

One of the immediate needs is to replace the toilets and change rooms. Before that design work gets started, the Place Plan will help to ensure the design and location fits into a cohesive plan for the area.

We know how important South Beach is to so many different parts of the community and want to make sure our focus for the care and maintenance of the area is in line with what the community wants.

What is a Place Plan?

A Place Plan seeks to identify the environmental, historical and social factors significant to an area, to understand its identity, and plan for its future.

Community engagement plays a critical role in determining the success of the Place Plan, hence, your participation in the City's engagement process is critical to the success of the project.

We recognise that local residents and those beyond the City of Fremantle cherish South Beach. Given this, our engagement process seeks perspectives from people near and far, with face-to-face and digital engagement methods.

Key elements of community engagement

  1. Public Drop-in: Saturday 30 October: 9am-11am
  2. South Beach Place Plan Survey - the survey will close Monday 15 November.
  3. South Beach Place Plan - Reference Group (see Terms of Reference - right of screen)

As the project evolves other engagement tools may be used to refine our knowledge of community sentiment and perspectives.

How to get involved

  1. Public Drop-in: come down to South Beach Saturday 30 October, between 9am-11am, where we can provide more information and understand how you use South Beach, what you value most and complete the survey.
  2. Survey: see bottom of page. Additionally, if you have subscribed to the Place Plan project (see "Stay Informed" box - right of screen) the City will email the survey to you by Saturday 30 October.
  3. Reference Group: the City will seek expressions of interest from those that have subscribed to the project. To subscribe to the Place Plan project, see "Stay Informed" box - right of screen. Please note, you must subscribe to the Place Plan project by Sunday 21 November (11.59pm) for your Expression of Interest to be processed. View the Reference Group's Terms of Reference - right of screen.
  4. Project Updates: to stay informed about the South Beach Place Plan subscribe to the Place Plan project (see "Stay Informed" box - right of screen).

We will provide summaries of each engagement exercise (eg Drop-in, surveys etc) via project updates to ensure we have understood your views clearly and maintain transparency. Make sure you register for these project updates via the "Stay Informed" box - right of screen.

Please see "Important Documents" (right of screen) for additional context on South Beach:

  • South Beach Place Plan Engagement Report - Stage One
  • South Beach Place Plan Engagement Report - Stage Two
  • South Beach Place Plan - Information Sheet
  • South Fremantle Coastal Adaption Plan (June 2016)
  • A History of South Beach (2021)
  • South Beach Basketball Court Consultation Report (March 2015)
  • Bewley, 1981, The Rise and the Fall in the Popularity of South Bay, Fremantle


Why create a Place Plan?

The City is creating a Place Plan for South Beach to guide the delivery of future services, programmes and infrastructure, which includes built form such as the café and toilet block.

There are no plans to redesign the South Beach Precinct, however, we do need to plan to replace and renew facilities and ensure the space offers the kinds of activities people want.

One of the immediate needs is to replace the toilets and change rooms. Before that design work gets started, the Place Plan will help to ensure the design and location fits into a cohesive plan for the area.

We know how important South Beach is to so many different parts of the community and want to make sure our focus for the care and maintenance of the area is in line with what the community wants.

What is a Place Plan?

A Place Plan seeks to identify the environmental, historical and social factors significant to an area, to understand its identity, and plan for its future.

Community engagement plays a critical role in determining the success of the Place Plan, hence, your participation in the City's engagement process is critical to the success of the project.

We recognise that local residents and those beyond the City of Fremantle cherish South Beach. Given this, our engagement process seeks perspectives from people near and far, with face-to-face and digital engagement methods.

Key elements of community engagement

  1. Public Drop-in: Saturday 30 October: 9am-11am
  2. South Beach Place Plan Survey - the survey will close Monday 15 November.
  3. South Beach Place Plan - Reference Group (see Terms of Reference - right of screen)

As the project evolves other engagement tools may be used to refine our knowledge of community sentiment and perspectives.

How to get involved

  1. Public Drop-in: come down to South Beach Saturday 30 October, between 9am-11am, where we can provide more information and understand how you use South Beach, what you value most and complete the survey.
  2. Survey: see bottom of page. Additionally, if you have subscribed to the Place Plan project (see "Stay Informed" box - right of screen) the City will email the survey to you by Saturday 30 October.
  3. Reference Group: the City will seek expressions of interest from those that have subscribed to the project. To subscribe to the Place Plan project, see "Stay Informed" box - right of screen. Please note, you must subscribe to the Place Plan project by Sunday 21 November (11.59pm) for your Expression of Interest to be processed. View the Reference Group's Terms of Reference - right of screen.
  4. Project Updates: to stay informed about the South Beach Place Plan subscribe to the Place Plan project (see "Stay Informed" box - right of screen).

We will provide summaries of each engagement exercise (eg Drop-in, surveys etc) via project updates to ensure we have understood your views clearly and maintain transparency. Make sure you register for these project updates via the "Stay Informed" box - right of screen.

Please see "Important Documents" (right of screen) for additional context on South Beach:

  • South Beach Place Plan Engagement Report - Stage One
  • South Beach Place Plan Engagement Report - Stage Two
  • South Beach Place Plan - Information Sheet
  • South Fremantle Coastal Adaption Plan (June 2016)
  • A History of South Beach (2021)
  • South Beach Basketball Court Consultation Report (March 2015)
  • Bewley, 1981, The Rise and the Fall in the Popularity of South Bay, Fremantle


  • Reference Group - Workshop 2 Update

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    The South Beach Place Plan (SBPP) Reference Group held their final workshop on Thursday 3 March 2022. The workshop included the following:

    • A project update from the City of Fremantle.
    • The outcomes of a pre-workshop - Sense of Place Statement and Place Principles Survey.
    • Prioritisation of possible Place Plan actions for South Beach.
    • Overview and chance to comment on the updated concept designs for the new public facility.

    Please see the workshop report here from Aha!Consulting.

    Next Steps

    The City will be consolidating all the internal and external feedback for the Precinct into a Place Plan with measurable actions. The actions will be prioritised as quick wins and short, medium and long term actions.

    The finalised schematic design for the new facilities will be presented to Council. Following endorsement by Council the design will be developed and contract documentation prepared for the tendering for construction services for the new public facility.

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  • Place Plan Engagement Reports - Stage One & Two

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    The South Beach Place Plan, Engagement Report - Stage One, and Engagement Report - Stage Two are complete. Please see Important Documents (right of screen) for both of these reports, along with supporting appendices.

Page last updated: 02 May 2022, 05:17 PM