Fremantle Town Hall External Conservation

Consultation has concluded


The Fremantle Town Hall has undergone significant conservation works.


Before this it had been almost thirty years since the last major capital expenditure on the building and key elements such as the roof cladding, down pipes and gutters needed replacing as a matter of urgency.


It may look a little different than you’re used to but that’s because the paint suffocating it for decades has been removed, revealing the self-coloured stucco finish beneath. The end result respects the original intention for the town hall to look like a high-quality, finely-detailed stone building, much like it did in 1887 when first unveiled.


Since mid-2016 a large team of specialist stonemasons, plasterers, lead workers and slate roofers have transformed the exterior of the town hall building using traditional building methods. The project has involved major structural repairs, a new slate roof with improved drainage and the historic clock cleaned and serviced.


The Town Hall restoration project is the largest heritage conservation the City of Fremantle has ever undertaken and is the first stage in the transformation of Kings Square into a high quality community and civic space.




The Fremantle Town Hall has undergone significant conservation works.


Before this it had been almost thirty years since the last major capital expenditure on the building and key elements such as the roof cladding, down pipes and gutters needed replacing as a matter of urgency.


It may look a little different than you’re used to but that’s because the paint suffocating it for decades has been removed, revealing the self-coloured stucco finish beneath. The end result respects the original intention for the town hall to look like a high-quality, finely-detailed stone building, much like it did in 1887 when first unveiled.


Since mid-2016 a large team of specialist stonemasons, plasterers, lead workers and slate roofers have transformed the exterior of the town hall building using traditional building methods. The project has involved major structural repairs, a new slate roof with improved drainage and the historic clock cleaned and serviced.


The Town Hall restoration project is the largest heritage conservation the City of Fremantle has ever undertaken and is the first stage in the transformation of Kings Square into a high quality community and civic space.



Consultation has concluded
  • Sound the bells...

    over 2 years ago
    60s town hall small

    Fremantle Town Hall is back in its original skin.

    Be there as we mark the completion of the Fremantle Town Hall external conservation, the most significant heritage project we’ve ever undertaken. Join us for this free event Friday 26 May 2017, 11:30am to 12 noon outside the Fremantle Town Hall. Part of the Fremantle Heritage Festival.

    See the flag being raised onto the new flagpole on the refurbished tower for the first time in a decade, the town hall clock ceremonially restarted and the bells sound out after being silent for 12 months. This will be followed by a group photo outside the completed Town Hall to officially record this important event.


    Fremantle Town Hall is back in its original skin.

    Be there as we mark the completion of the Fremantle Town Hall external conservation, the most significant heritage project we’ve ever undertaken. Join us for this free event Friday 26 May 2017, 11:30am to 12 noon outside the Fremantle Town Hall. Part of the Fremantle Heritage Festival.

    See the flag being raised onto the new flagpole on the refurbished tower for the first time in a decade, the town hall clock ceremonially restarted and the bells sound out after being silent for 12 months. This will be followed by a group photo outside the completed Town Hall to officially record this important event.


  • View photos from the project

    over 2 years ago
    Sample board

    Visit our photo gallery to find out more about the conservation project. More images will be added as the scaffolding is removed.

    Visit our photo gallery to find out more about the conservation project. More images will be added as the scaffolding is removed.