The Heart of Beaconsfield

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We’ve developed a draft masterplan for the Heart of Beaconsfield and following your feedback a revised version will now be considered by Council.

Over the past few years, there have been lots of changes happening in the suburb of Beaconsfield. South Fremantle High School became Fremantle College, TAFE has relocated, and the Department of Communities would like to update and build new homes in the Davis Park precinct. These changes presented the opportunity for a coordinated approach to planning a more sustainable, liveable and accessible neighbourhood into the future, a project we have called the Heart of Beaconsfield.

Since 2017 we have been working with landowners and the community to develop a vision and a masterplan for the Heart of Beaconsfield including several key sites. The masterplan is a non-statutory document: its purpose is to make sure that when development happens across this area that it does so in a coordinated way by providing an overarching concept to inform (but not control) detailed planning of individual sites by their landowners.


What we heard

During 2017 and 2018 community members participated in visioning and concept workshops, attended open days and shared their thoughts with us online about what should be included in a masterplan for Beaconsfield.

From the valuable contributions we received, the key ideas were grouped into three broad themes which the plan has sought to address:

  1. Tree retention and open space provision
  2. Housing choice and diversity of population
  3. Sense of place and community facilities

To find out more about how these themes have informed the plan, download the information pack (7 MB) from the document library or click here.


Draft masterplan

In 2021 a draft masterplan was put out for feedback both online and at the Freo Farmers Market. We received feedback around height, residential density, community and recreational facilities, traffic and connectivity and green spaces. This is available in the document library.

Based on this input, the draft masterplan has been revised and is available below, or click here to open a larger version. This will now be considered by Council and you can find information on the changes made and the meeting details in the news feed below. Other ideas will be considered as part of the City's Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Plan 2021-31, under development now.


We’ve developed a draft masterplan for the Heart of Beaconsfield and following your feedback a revised version will now be considered by Council.

Over the past few years, there have been lots of changes happening in the suburb of Beaconsfield. South Fremantle High School became Fremantle College, TAFE has relocated, and the Department of Communities would like to update and build new homes in the Davis Park precinct. These changes presented the opportunity for a coordinated approach to planning a more sustainable, liveable and accessible neighbourhood into the future, a project we have called the Heart of Beaconsfield.

Since 2017 we have been working with landowners and the community to develop a vision and a masterplan for the Heart of Beaconsfield including several key sites. The masterplan is a non-statutory document: its purpose is to make sure that when development happens across this area that it does so in a coordinated way by providing an overarching concept to inform (but not control) detailed planning of individual sites by their landowners.


What we heard

During 2017 and 2018 community members participated in visioning and concept workshops, attended open days and shared their thoughts with us online about what should be included in a masterplan for Beaconsfield.

From the valuable contributions we received, the key ideas were grouped into three broad themes which the plan has sought to address:

  1. Tree retention and open space provision
  2. Housing choice and diversity of population
  3. Sense of place and community facilities

To find out more about how these themes have informed the plan, download the information pack (7 MB) from the document library or click here.


Draft masterplan

In 2021 a draft masterplan was put out for feedback both online and at the Freo Farmers Market. We received feedback around height, residential density, community and recreational facilities, traffic and connectivity and green spaces. This is available in the document library.

Based on this input, the draft masterplan has been revised and is available below, or click here to open a larger version. This will now be considered by Council and you can find information on the changes made and the meeting details in the news feed below. Other ideas will be considered as part of the City's Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Plan 2021-31, under development now.


  • Engagement Findings and Item to Committee

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    01 Apr 2021

    A report on this project is going to Planning Committee on Wednesday 7 April 2021. This report considers the feedback received during the recent community engagement, outlines the changes proposed in response, and recommends that Council formally adopt the revised Heart of Beaconsfield Masterplan concept as a non-statutory City document.

    What we heard

    82 submissions were received and reviewed. A significant number of submissions (about half) raised building height and residential density as a concern, particularly in regard to the quarry and old TAFE sites. In response to these concerns the revised plan proposes some reduction to both building heights and density to a more moderate/balanced level.

    We also received many comments about community and recreation facilities, traffic and connectivity, and green spaces. To find out more about what we heard and how the feedback has been considered, you can read the agenda item here. You can also view the feedback in more detail in the Community Engagement Report available in the document library. Some of the comments received will also be considered as part of the Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Plan 2021-31, which is currently under development.

    Attending Council

    Council meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are welcome to attend or speak at council or committee meetings and you can find more information on this here. The meeting details are:

    Planning Committee - Wednesday 7 April 2021, 6.00pm. North Fremantle Community Hall, 2 Thompson Road, North Fremantle.

    Thank you to all participants for your contributions to this project.

  • Draft masterplan

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    Key features of the draft masterplan

    • A landscaped ‘green link’ running from north to south through the masterplan area.
    • Existing and new areas for outdoor active recreation, to provide for current and future community needs. This includes keeping Bruce Lee Oval and (in the long term) developing a new full-size sporting oval in the north of the Lefroy Road quarry site.
    • Recognition of the importance of South Street as a strategic transport link, carrying a high-frequency bus service, with potential for further development along it to make use of this.
    • Upgraded ‘active transport’ links (walking and cycling) to connect areas of open space with schools and other community facilities, and promote walking and cycling as forms of transport as well as exercise.
    • Maintenance of retail around the existing shops on South Street (as well as those on Lefroy Road) and shows the potential for further development of this centre.
    • Accommodation for the redevelopment of the Davis Park precinct and introduction of a greater diversity of housing throughout the masterplan area.
    • Provision for the redevelopment of the Lefroy Road TAFE site, potentially enabling expansion of community facilities such as childcare on Lefroy Road.
    • Retention of Fremantle College, acknowledging the community and educational focus this provides, as well as the opportunity to improve traffic management around it.
    • Provision for the redevelopment of the south of the Lefroy Road Quarry site and allowing for north-south movement (vehicles and pedestrians) through the site.
    • Provision for the redevelopment of lots south of the quarry including the Portuguese Club site and industrial sites on Clontarf Road.
    • Retention of the Activ Foundation in their current location for the foreseeable future, based on their current preference.

    Explore the draft masterplan and information pack and share your thoughts below by Monday 15 February 2021.

    You can also visit our stall at the Freo Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Sunday 31 January 2021, drop in any time between 8.00am and 12 noon to see the plans and tell us what you think.

  • Draft Masterplan Endorsed for Public Comment

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    19 Nov 2020
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    A revised draft Master Plan was presented to the Strategic Planning and Transport Committee meeting held on Wednesday 18 November 2020. At this meeting, the Committee endorsed the draft master plan for the purposes of public consultation. A copy of the draft Master Plan document can be viewed via the Document Library on this page.

    Comments on the draft masterplan will open on Tuesday 19 January 2021 and remain open until Monday 15 February 2021.

    Should there be any queries on the project in the meantime, please contact the City's Strategic Planning team via the contact details on this page.

    View the City's official media release on this item here.

  • Feasibility Work Extended

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    22 Oct 2019

    During the feasibility work, discussions arose around the limited options for use of the quarry site and whether further exploration could be undertaken to confirm the most optimum use for the site, be it sporting facilities and/or other uses. This has led to further work to explore uses for the Quarry site and to look for opportunities to help make development of the quarry site viable. This additional work may help to rule out any development on the oval. The additional work has further delayed the preparation and release of a full draft masterplan.

    When will the community see a plan?

    Once the additional feasibility work is complete, a full draft masterplan will be prepared and everyone will have the chance to have their say. This input may lead to further amendments before a final master plan is officially adopted. A full draft masterplan is likely to be ready for input in the first half of 2020.

    In the meantime the interim draft master plan (released September 2018) shows some of the things that can be resolved and leaves question marks on the areas still to be considered. This has already proved useful in helping to progress planning for the Davis Park precinct. You can view this above or download a copy.


  • Davis Park Structure Plan Submitted

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    24 Jun 2019

    A local structure plan to guide the redevelopment of the Davis Park Precinct in Beaconsfield has been submitted.

    The purpose of this plan is to guide the future redevelopment of the precinct to support new residential and commercial development. The precinct is bounded by South Street (north), Fifth Avenue (east), Lefroy Road (south) and Caesar Street (west) as indicated in the graphic above, and is focused around Davis Park which is located centrally to existing development. The Davis Park precinct also falls within the area of the City’s draft Heart of Beaconsfield masterplan area.

    You can find out more here.


  • Interim Draft Masterplan

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    17 Oct 2019
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    An interim draft masterplan has been prepared and shows some of the things that can be resolved and leaves question marks on the areas still to be considered. You can view this below or download a copy.

    Once the additional feasibility work is complete, a full draft masterplan will be prepared and everyone will have the chance to have their say. This input may lead to further amendments before a final master plan is officially adopted. A full draft masterplan is likely to be ready for input in the first half of 2020.

  • Hearing community voices

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    25 Sep 2018

    Over the past 12 months the City has held open days and workshops, sent newsletters and invited community input through its website. People have provided ideas about what should be included in a masterplan and even created their own versions of a possible masterplan.

    Some of the things people have been considering are:

    • Where is the heart of the place and what uses make it beat?
    • How should public open space be used and located?
    • How could we walk, cycle, drive and use public transport to get around?
    • What type of housing and where could it go?
    • What other uses could we have?

    The community has some very interesting ideas and we really appreciate the thought and effort people have put into this. The current task of the City and its partners isto create a draft master plan which pulls it all together. We expect to have a draft masterplan ready for community feedback by the middle of 2018.

    Here are some of the concepts prepared by community members at our workshop on 24 October.


  • Masterplanning workshop

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    by Admin, 08 Nov 2017

    The second phase of community engagement for the Heart of Beaconsfield kicked off with a workshop on 24 October at the Hilton Bowling Club.

    The night had a lively turn out with a diverse mix of residents who workshopped ideas in groups. Over the course of the evening, we got to hear wide-ranging views from residents.

    Our job now is to collate and analyse the ample data which will guide the draft masterplan, to be released for public comment mid 2018.



  • Phase 2 community engagement begins 24 October

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    by Admin, 07 Nov 2017

    The second phase of engagement for the Heart of Beaconsfield will commence on 24 October 2017, with a community workshop at the Hilton Bowling Club.

    In this stage we would like to hear your ideas on how the objectives we developed in our first phase of community engagement can be achieved in the design of the master plan. We'll share some ideas for the master plan we've put together so far. We would like to hear your views on these ideas and invite you to suggest yours.

    The input you provide will inform the draft master plan, which will be released in early 2018.

  • Get involved in shaping the master plan in the next phase of community engagement

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    by Admin, 09 Oct 2017

    In April, we asked the community to share their ideas on the future heart of Beaconsfield. Our first phase of engagement delivered strong messages about the deep sense of place and community many people feel for Beaconsfield. It also clear that there are things that need improvement. This includes better road and path networks through the area, more community uses of public open space, more housing diversity and improved community facilities. This transformational regeneration project is a once in a century opportunity to make a great place even better.

    Our challenge is to develop a master plan that enables us to retain Beaconsfield's unique identity and sense of place, while allowing it to evolve and meet the needs of current and future residents. In this next phase of community engagement, we would like to hear your views on these themes.

    Sense of place: Where is the heart?

    Getting around: How do we walk, cycle and drive around? How can make the most of public transport?

    Streets and open spaces: What will main open spaces be used for?

    Housing for everyone: What mix of housing should there be? Where could it go?

    Shops, offices and other uses: What other uses could there be?

    The second phase of engagement will commence on 24 October with a master plan workshop. Further opportunities to particpate will be added on this page soon. Suscribe for updates to stay informed.