As seen from Point Street and Cantonment Street.

New Fremantle Police Station can’t come soon enough

The City of Fremantle has approved the development of a new purpose built complex for WA Police in the heart of Fremantle.

Pending a final State Government decision, this development will be an economic catalyst for our East End.

COVID-19 period: I write this with a view of what Freo looks like on the other side of this current crisis.

Current Police Station on High Street.
How the proposed site currently looks.

Fit for purpose: Fremantle is severely under staffed for police. The current police station (which was meant to be temporary) is an old bank that offers limited scope and growth opportunities.

The new building offers 5 storeys at 7081m2, with police office space over levels 3 to 5. Ground floor includes a lobby and workshop in addition to 8 visitor car parking bays, 10 car parking bays, bus, caravan, prisoner van, and truck parking (images above and below).

Torched police vehicle cars which cost taxpayers to repair and also take valuable car bays from our retail sector.

Retail benefits: Police take more than 10 valuable car bays in our West End that would otherwise be taken by shoppers who spend locally and support our retail. The sooner we have off-street parking for police, the better off our retail traders will be.

Parking solutions: Police cars currently parked in the street have been subject to multiple attacks by vandals (pictured), costing the tax payer hundreds of thousands dollars. The new development offers dedicated off-street secure parking for 113 cars on the first floor.

State Government help: This development application follows a request for tender by the WA Government who are seeking a new site for the Fremantle Police Station. While the final site has not been selected and multiple sites are being considered, I believe this particular site works from a city planning perspective, ease of access for police while also contributing to the revitalisation of the Eastern End of Freo.

The developer has done their bit, City of Fremantle has done theirs, now it’s over to the State to invest in Fremantle’s safety, economy and future.

Facing Cantonment Street
View of entire development site facing Cantonment Street

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Councillor for Fremantle City Ward www.facebook.com/AdinforFreoCity/

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