The Heart of Beaconsfield


We want your help to create a vision and a masterplan for the Heart of Beaconsfield.

The Heart of Beaconsfield masterplan will be a combination of plans and pictures. Once in place it can then be used to guide development on particular sites (e.g. Davis Park Precinct and the TAFE site). Having a masterplan will ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved in the long term.


Hearing community voices

Over the past 18 months we’ve heard many ideas from the community about what could be included in a masterplan for the Heart of Beaconsfield. The City and its partners value the thought and effort people have put into this and our task has been to create a draft master plan which pulls this together.

One of the ideas involves replacing Bruce Lee Oval with new and improved sporting facilities on the Lefroy Road Quarry site. We don’t know if it’s technically or financially feasible to relocate the oval and we want to see if this idea is feasible before deciding whether or not to include it in the draft masterplan. The feasibility work may help to rule out any development on the oval. This feasibility work will delay the preparation and release of a full draft masterplan.

When will the community see a plan?

Once the 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 early to mid-2019.

In the meantime we’ve released an interim draft master plan which 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.

What's happening at Davis Park?

The interim plan includes ideas for the Davis Park precinct. Further community conversations around more formal planning for the Davis Park Precinct (called Structure Planning) are expected to start later this year and we will update everyone at this point.



We want your help to create a vision and a masterplan for the Heart of Beaconsfield.

The Heart of Beaconsfield masterplan will be a combination of plans and pictures. Once in place it can then be used to guide development on particular sites (e.g. Davis Park Precinct and the TAFE site). Having a masterplan will ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved in the long term.


Hearing community voices

Over the past 18 months we’ve heard many ideas from the community about what could be included in a masterplan for the Heart of Beaconsfield. The City and its partners value the thought and effort people have put into this and our task has been to create a draft master plan which pulls this together.

One of the ideas involves replacing Bruce Lee Oval with new and improved sporting facilities on the Lefroy Road Quarry site. We don’t know if it’s technically or financially feasible to relocate the oval and we want to see if this idea is feasible before deciding whether or not to include it in the draft masterplan. The feasibility work may help to rule out any development on the oval. This feasibility work will delay the preparation and release of a full draft masterplan.

When will the community see a plan?

Once the 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 early to mid-2019.

In the meantime we’ve released an interim draft master plan which 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.

What's happening at Davis Park?

The interim plan includes ideas for the Davis Park precinct. Further community conversations around more formal planning for the Davis Park Precinct (called Structure Planning) are expected to start later this year and we will update everyone at this point.


  • Davis Park Structure Plan Submitted

    2 months ago

    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 Master Plan.

    You can find out more here.


    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 Master Plan.

    You can find out more here.


  • Hearing community voices

    11 months ago

    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.


    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

    by Admin, almost 2 years ago

    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.



    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

    by Admin, almost 2 years ago

    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.

    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

    by Admin, almost 2 years ago

    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.

    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.

  • Phase 1 community engagement report released

    by Admin, almost 2 years ago

    Thank you to everyone who shared their ideas and joined in the conversation about renewing the Heart of Beaconsfield online and at our workshop and Davis Park and Growers Markets events. It's been valuable hearing what's important to you and the opportunites you would like addressed through the masterplan for Beaconsfield.

    In the first stage of engagement, we asked for feedback on the draft objectives for the Heart of Beaconsfield. Your feedback has been summarised and we've made some changes to the masterplan objectives based on your feedback. These are highlighted in blue text in the slideshow below.

    The full engagement report is also available here:

    Download Phase 1 Community Engagement Report

    Phase two of the consultation is coming soon and will provide opportunities for you to comment on two master plan options. These options will be provided as examples of what’s possible. We’ll invite you to explore and draw your own options at the consultation events in October.

    Thank you to everyone who shared their ideas and joined in the conversation about renewing the Heart of Beaconsfield online and at our workshop and Davis Park and Growers Markets events. It's been valuable hearing what's important to you and the opportunites you would like addressed through the masterplan for Beaconsfield.

    In the first stage of engagement, we asked for feedback on the draft objectives for the Heart of Beaconsfield. Your feedback has been summarised and we've made some changes to the masterplan objectives based on your feedback. These are highlighted in blue text in the slideshow below.

    The full engagement report is also available here:

    Download Phase 1 Community Engagement Report

    Phase two of the consultation is coming soon and will provide opportunities for you to comment on two master plan options. These options will be provided as examples of what’s possible. We’ll invite you to explore and draw your own options at the consultation events in October.

  • Evolving ideas for Beacy's future

    by Admin, about 2 years ago
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    With only a few more week until phase one community engagement finishes, now is an important time to join the conversation on ideas for the Heart of Beaconsfield’s renewal.

    We have received many comments via My Say Freo, pop-up consultation events at Davis Park and the Growers Green Farmers Market and the community visioning workshop at the Hilton Bowling Club on 23 May – all of which will help to inform the options for the draft master plan.

    We are keen to hear your ideas on Beaconsfield’s future housing diversity, open space, site connections, access, services and attractions.

    Our aim is to preserve Beaconsfield's character, spirit and community networks, while allowing the area to evolve to meet the contemporary needs of current residents and future residents.



    With only a few more week until phase one community engagement finishes, now is an important time to join the conversation on ideas for the Heart of Beaconsfield’s renewal.

    We have received many comments via My Say Freo, pop-up consultation events at Davis Park and the Growers Green Farmers Market and the community visioning workshop at the Hilton Bowling Club on 23 May – all of which will help to inform the options for the draft master plan.

    We are keen to hear your ideas on Beaconsfield’s future housing diversity, open space, site connections, access, services and attractions.

    Our aim is to preserve Beaconsfield's character, spirit and community networks, while allowing the area to evolve to meet the contemporary needs of current residents and future residents.


  • Be part of revitalisation of Beaconsfield - countdown to the community visioning workshop

    by Admin, over 2 years ago
    Beaconsfield route


    Get involved – community visioning workshop tonight!


    Beaconsfield is situated on Whadjuk Noongar land.

    Colonial settlement of the area dates from the 1860s. The land bounded by South Street, Caesear Street, Lefroy Road and Fifth Avenue was developed by Henry Maxwell Lefroy as a vineyard and orchard, known as 'Mulberry Farm'. The western portion of the estate was used for dairying purposes by identities such as Lane, Fletcher, Wade and Caesar.

    During the 1940s, Mulberry Farm was resumed by the state housing commission. 145 weatherboard and iron houses were built with timber imported from Denmark to house migrant building tradesmen brought to the state to boost the Perth workforce.

    Between 1978 and 1981, the old houses were demolished and the estate was redeveloped by the state housing commission to construct the houses that are there today.

    Over the past month, the Heart of Beaconsfield project team have been out talking to people about what they love about Beaconsfield, what makes it unique and what could be improved. We were fascincated by stories from people who live in the Davis Park precinct, who experienced the housing authority's redevelopment in the late 1970s.

    In this next phase of community engagement, we would like to hear your views on the draft objectives for the masterplan and how we might meet them. We're interested to hear your ideas on things such as how could improve the diversity and affordability of housing in the area, if you think we have enough public space, for the right uses and in the right places and what kind of buildings will enhance the identity and character of Beaconsfield. The ideas we hear during this phase will be incorporated into the draft master plan options.



    Image supplied by Fremantle History Centre: The original terminus in South Street at Davies Street, looking east. Note the cutting through what was known as Lefroy's Hill.


    Get involved – community visioning workshop tonight!


    Beaconsfield is situated on Whadjuk Noongar land.

    Colonial settlement of the area dates from the 1860s. The land bounded by South Street, Caesear Street, Lefroy Road and Fifth Avenue was developed by Henry Maxwell Lefroy as a vineyard and orchard, known as 'Mulberry Farm'. The western portion of the estate was used for dairying purposes by identities such as Lane, Fletcher, Wade and Caesar.

    During the 1940s, Mulberry Farm was resumed by the state housing commission. 145 weatherboard and iron houses were built with timber imported from Denmark to house migrant building tradesmen brought to the state to boost the Perth workforce.

    Between 1978 and 1981, the old houses were demolished and the estate was redeveloped by the state housing commission to construct the houses that are there today.

    Over the past month, the Heart of Beaconsfield project team have been out talking to people about what they love about Beaconsfield, what makes it unique and what could be improved. We were fascincated by stories from people who live in the Davis Park precinct, who experienced the housing authority's redevelopment in the late 1970s.

    In this next phase of community engagement, we would like to hear your views on the draft objectives for the masterplan and how we might meet them. We're interested to hear your ideas on things such as how could improve the diversity and affordability of housing in the area, if you think we have enough public space, for the right uses and in the right places and what kind of buildings will enhance the identity and character of Beaconsfield. The ideas we hear during this phase will be incorporated into the draft master plan options.



    Image supplied by Fremantle History Centre: The original terminus in South Street at Davies Street, looking east. Note the cutting through what was known as Lefroy's Hill.

  • There's still time to share your ideas on Beaconsfield's past, present and future!

    by Admin, over 2 years ago
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    On the weekend of 21 May, Growers Green market visitors chatted with the Heart of Beaconsfield engagement team at the tent. Children, families, stall holders and market shoppers shared their views on renewal topics such as housing diversity, open space, sustainability, site connections, building forms, and sense of place.

    Despite the rainy weather, the Heart of Beaconsfield tent was full of visitors who took the opportunity to post their ideas on an interactive board, and join the conversation about Beaconsfield's past, present and future.

    You can share your ideas online or register to participate in the community workshop at the Hilton Bowling Club on Tuesday 23 May.


    On the weekend of 21 May, Growers Green market visitors chatted with the Heart of Beaconsfield engagement team at the tent. Children, families, stall holders and market shoppers shared their views on renewal topics such as housing diversity, open space, sustainability, site connections, building forms, and sense of place.

    Despite the rainy weather, the Heart of Beaconsfield tent was full of visitors who took the opportunity to post their ideas on an interactive board, and join the conversation about Beaconsfield's past, present and future.

    You can share your ideas online or register to participate in the community workshop at the Hilton Bowling Club on Tuesday 23 May.

  • Davis Park consultation

    by Admin, over 2 years ago
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    Over 100 local residents dropped by to talk the Heart of Beaconsfield project team at the Family Fun Market in Davis Park hosted by the City of Fremantle on Sunday 30 April.

    We would like to thank everyone who took the time to find out more about the project and contributed to the conversations around Beaconsfield's past, present and future.

    At the event we heard a range of views about some of the challenges and opportunities facing the area. The specific comments raised on the day will continue to be explored throughout consultation process, and you can still add your thoughts and ideas to the brainstorm.


    Over 100 local residents dropped by to talk the Heart of Beaconsfield project team at the Family Fun Market in Davis Park hosted by the City of Fremantle on Sunday 30 April.

    We would like to thank everyone who took the time to find out more about the project and contributed to the conversations around Beaconsfield's past, present and future.

    At the event we heard a range of views about some of the challenges and opportunities facing the area. The specific comments raised on the day will continue to be explored throughout consultation process, and you can still add your thoughts and ideas to the brainstorm.