8 Storey Mixed Use Development in the east end of Fremantle set to be a catalyst for further gentrification of an important part of the Fremantle City.

The Goal

The east end of the Fremantle City requires extensive capital investment in order to improve poor quality of buildings and streetscape and the anti-social behaviour in the area. In line with this goal the client was seeking approval for a mixed use development. Consisting of 72 multiple dwellings and 6 commercial tenancies that would invigorate this area and set the standard for further private improvement.

Our Role

TBB led the Development Application process working with the City and its Design Advisory Committee. After being refused by JDAP on points of legal technicality, TBB assisted with the appeal to the State Administration Tribunal (SAT).

The proponent and consultant team worked with the City of Fremantle taking into consideration and responding to the comments of its staff and the Design Advisory Committee. In the JDAP’s consideration of the proposal there was a differing of legal points of view regarding the ability to apply discretion relating to building height and the JDAP resolves to refuse the application. It was argued through appeal to the State Administrative Tribunal that the development will sit appropriately within the east end and will graduate height adjacent to buildings such as Johnson Court.

The Outcome

At the direction of the SAT, the JDAP reconsidered the original decision and development approval was granted.