Engaging with the community and stakeholders regarding a proposed redevelopment in Fremantle’s Fishing Boat Harbour.

Fremantle’s Fishing Boat Harbour is a world famous operational harbour, as well as a tourism and hospitality hub. Lot 2023 Mews Road (38 Mews Rd) is currently used as a boat lifting, maintenance, stacking and storage facility and is located adjacent to Little Creatures. The study area also includes the car parking area at Sardine Wharf which is next to the boat lifting facility.

38 Mews Road is currently inaccessible to the community and the project will investigate opportunities to create a vibrant mixed-use destination that better connects the site with the waterfront, neighbouring hospitality businesses and other land uses in the Harbour.

We invite you to connect with us and share your ideas.

Thank you to all those who have participated in the Harbour Connect community engagement process including the surveys, focus groups and design workshops.

The feedback gathered from community design workshops in December 2019 has been considered by the project team and is currently being used to finalise designs for the proposed development of 38 Mews Rd.

The team is undertaking extensive investigations to inform the designs including feasibility studies. Once these investigations have been completed a decision will be made by the AMB Board on how to proceed, including further engagement with the community.

Further information will be provided once these investigations and deliberations have been finalised.


Read some of the Frequently Asked Questions to help get a better understanding.

Harbour Connect is an engagement initiative exploring opportunities for the redevelopment of the study area to better:

community with the Harbour waterfront

with and celebrate the Harbour’s unique heritage

with and support neighbouring businesses and Fremantle’s creative commerce

a range of accommodation offerings with the harbour

tourists and locals with great places, spaces (and each other) in the Harbour

charter boats and pleasure craft with the harbour

the harbour with local transport networks

Latest News & Updates

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