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WHAT ARE THE WALYALUP CIVIC CENTRE’S OPENING HOURS?

The Customer Service Centre will be open 8am-5pm Monday-Friday.

The Fremantle Library Lounge on the ground floor will be open Monday-Friday from 9am-7pm, and from 9am-5pm on weekends.

The main library on the lower level will be open Monday-Friday from 10am-7pm, and from 9am-5pm on weekends.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WALYALUP KOORT?

The transformation of Walyalup Koort has created fantastic open spaces suitable for concerts, markets and other community events.

Check out visitfremantle.com.au to stay up to date on everything that’s happening in Walyalup Koort and elsewhere in Freo. 

WHERE CAN I PARK?

The former Queensgate multi-storey car park on Henderson Street is owned by Sirona and operated by Secure Parking. It’s open 5am-11pm weekdays and until 2am on weekends and public holidays, with hourly parking from $2.50.

For more information please visit secureparking.com.au.

The City of Fremantle also manages 28 off-street car parks across the city, including the nearby Parry Street, Cappuccino Strip and Point Street car parks. 

Find out more at fremantle.wa.gov.au/parking.

Walyalup Koort is also well serviced by public transport, with Fremantle train station just a short walk away and multiple bus routes stopping nearby. 

Plan your journey at transperth.wa.gov.au.

There will also be plenty of bike parking at Walyalup Koort. 

WHERE ARE THE TOILETS?

There are public toilets in the main foyer of the Walyalup Civic Centre, the Wanjoo Lounge and the library. The library Lower Ground floor toilets includes a baby change facility. These are available during the Walyalup Civic Centre’s opening hours.

The Walyalup Civic Centre also has a dedicated Changing Place – a secure and private facility for people with disability who need extra space and assistance to use the bathroom.

The Changing Place has features like an adult-size, height adjustable change table; a hoist; automatic doors and enough room for two people to assist.

The Walyalup Koort Changing Place will be on William Street and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For additional convenience, an ACROD parking bay will be located right outside the door. 

A free Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK) to access the Changing Place is available for WA Companion Card holders. You can request a key here -  Companion Card - MLAK request form

If you don’t have a Companion Card, visit Master Locksmiths for an MLAK application form. The form includes a declaration to demonstrate a person has a valid need to use the MLAK key system. The regular cost of an MLAK is $20 including postage directly to a person’s home.

 

WHAT’S IN THE LIBRARY?

The amazing new high-tech Fremantle Library includes the Library Lounge on the ground floor of the Walyalup Civic Centre and the main library on the lower level.

The Library Lounge will offer daily newspapers, computers for self-service, a printer, a lounge area and a couple of TVs, as well as access to the Wanjoo Lounge for over 55s.

The main library will be twice the size of the old one and feature a huge range of books, computers, dedicated children’s and youth spaces, a program space, hireable meeting room and two beautiful outdoor courtyards.

Also in the library will be the Fremantle History Centre, with three dedicated PCs for history research, book display cabinets and built-in map draws, a public access microfilm reader and a huge 65-inch touch screen for viewing our extensive collection of maps and historic photographs.

WHAT’S IN THE WALYALUP KOORT PLAYGROUND?

The colourful new Walyalup Koort playground will be a critical part of the revitalisation of Freo’s civic heart by attracting children and families to the area.

Inspired by Fremantle’s industrial history and close links with nature, the playground will include features such as cranes, bridges, train tracks and shipping containers.

It will also incorporate natural features like water and trees, as well as bold lighting treatments and tactile nature play elements.

Programmable lighting elements will also highlight the playground’s features at night, creating a whole new look and feel after dark and making it a feature of the broader public space in Walyalup Koort.

WHEN WILL THE PLAYGROUND OPEN?

Not long to wait now! Although the Walyalup Koort playground looks ready, there are still a few commissioning works to be done.

We also don’t want to open it while other construction is still happening in Walyalup Koort and the new public toilets aren’t open yet.

We’re aiming to open the playground in late November.

WHAT ARE THE WALYALUP CIVIC CENTRE’S SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES?

The Walyalup Civic Centre has been designed to be one of the most energy efficient buildings of its size in Australia.

Key to this is the distinctive mesh enveloping the building, which not only provides shade but also allows us to throw open the windows and take advantage of Freo’s famous sea breeze for natural ventilation. A sophisticated network of weather stations and monitors will automatically adjust the windows and air conditioning system to keep the building within a comfortable temperature range.

The Walyalup Civic Centre will also feature a 240kw rooftop solar array, with provision for the future installation of a battery storage system.

Other sustainability features include waterwise taps and toilets, energy efficient LED lights and a system that automatically adjusts the brightness of the lights depending on how sunny it is outside.

All of these features will not only be better for the environment but will also make the building much cheaper to run.    

HOW DOES THE WALYALUP CIVIC CENTRE JOIN UP WITH THE TOWN HALL?

Unlike the City of Fremantle’s old administration building, which was demolished in 2018, the Walyalup Civic Centre has been specifically designed to integrate with the 134-year-old Fremantle Town Hall.

Town Hall patrons will have access to the Civic Centre’s toilets, the centre’s elevators will provide disability access to the Town Hall’s upper floor and the Civic Centre’s impressive entry foyer will serve as a breakout space for events and functions in the hall’s auditorium.

A state-of-the-art fire protection system has also been installed in the Town Hall, and the main auditorium has been given a makeover as part of the Walyalup Civic Centre project. 

WHAT IS FOMO?

The former Myer building, Queensgate building and Queensgate car park have been redeveloped to create FOMO - a contemporary laneway retail and dining destination.

A place of discovery, FOMO is an urban retail environment, culturally connected to the heart of Fremantle.

Directly above FOMO is the fully integrated, twin campus office space leased entirely to the Western Australian state government.

For more information please visit fomofreo.com.au.

WHY ARE WE REDEVELOPING WALYALUP KOORT?

The renewal project is pivotal to revitalising Fremantle’s city centre and ensuring its economic and social future.

The project represents an enormous investment in Fremantle of more than $270m and will inject over $350m into the local economy. It will also create more than 2,100 new local jobs on completion and more than 1,100 jobs during construction.

The area will attract new retail and professional services to the city’s centre, transforming the local economy from a predominantly weekend to seven day a week, all-day, cycle.

It will also be the catalyst for more new investment in Freo and more people wanting to visit, live and work here.

It’s a win-win for everyone.

IS WALYALUP KOORT ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE?

All visitors to Walyalup Koort will have equal access to everything on offer, universally accessible toilets and accessible lifts and ramps to all indoor and outdoor areas.

Walyalup Koort will also have a dedicated Changing Place - a secure and private facility for people with disability who need extra space and assistance to use the bathroom.

WHO IS SIRONA CAPITAL?

Sirona Capital is a leading real estate funds manager with a focus on property investment, development and urban renewal.

Other Sirona investments in Fremantle include the Quest Apartment Hotel on Pakenham Street, the heritage award winning Heirloom apartments on Queen Victoria Street and the Adelaide Street Plaza Shopping Centre.

To read more about Sirona Capital please visit sironacapital.com

WILL THERE BE COMMERCIAL/RETAIL OPPORTUNITIES IN WALYALUP KOORT?

Yes!

For leasing opportunities in the Walyalup Civic Centre, please register your interest at business@fremantle.wa.gov.au and find out more visit fremantle.wa.gov.au/walyalup-koort-leasing-opportunities.

For information about opportunities at FOMO please go to fomofreo.com.au or email info@sironacapital.com.

IS THERE FREE WIFI?

To help you stay connected, Walyalup Koort will have free WiFi throughout all public outdoor areas and most of the indoor spaces too.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

Keep an eye on this website for updates but if you have a specific question or comment you can email info@fremantle.wa.gov.au

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