The Heart of Beaconsfield

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We’ve developed a draft masterplan for the Heart of Beaconsfield and welcome your feedback.

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

Click the image below to review the draft masterplan, or click here. The plan itself is accompanied by a series of ideas pages which provide some further details and conceptual illustrations on specific elements – open and green spaces, housing types and transport links (movement). To view the ideas pages click here, or find them in the information pack.

Heart of Beaconsfield draft masterplan


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.

We’ve developed a draft masterplan for the Heart of Beaconsfield and welcome your feedback.

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

Click the image below to review the draft masterplan, or click here. The plan itself is accompanied by a series of ideas pages which provide some further details and conceptual illustrations on specific elements – open and green spaces, housing types and transport links (movement). To view the ideas pages click here, or find them in the information pack.

Heart of Beaconsfield draft masterplan


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.