ICTC 2018
Fremantle's Rejuvenation Field Trip
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Wednesday 14 November 11am - 4.45pm

Tickets $35 Standard 
Numbers strictly limited and available to full conference delegates only.


Fremantle prides itself as an eclectic, quirky and progressive city where layer upon layer of history has shaped its unique character as a working port that strives to be more than that.

Currently experiencing unpresented levels of construction and investment, Fremantle’s renewal manifests itself in every corner with leading edge residential and office projects underway, more boutique hotels, new businesses and some of the best adaptive reuse of heritage buildings in Australia.

Described by the Lonely Planet as “a raffish harbour town with sea-salty soul to burn” Fremantle has dirt under its fingernails, bruises and laugh lines. The port city’s buildings radiate a deep soul and charm which give us a glimpse of the bright future ahead.

Visit some of the top projects making a mark in the fields of heritage adaptation, housing sustainability, baugruppen and major public private partnerships. Hear the inspiring stories of these projects directly from the passionate people behind this one-in-a-generation’s rejuvenation.

White Gum Valley

White Gum Valley (WGV) by LandCorp is an award-winning residential project representing best practice in affordability, sustainability and tailored innovation to medium density housing in a way that Perth and Western Australia has not seen before.

An innovation through demonstration project, WGV will feature cutting edge water and energy-saving initiatives that will reduce resident’s bills by up to $1,200 every year.

LandCorp and University of Western Australia are collaborating on an applied research project that aims to deliver the first replicable, higher density baugruppen demonstration development in Western Australia.

At WGV delegates will see and hear about:

1. Baugruppen Project - citizen led housing development model

2. Sustainable Housing for Artists and Creatives (SHAC) - cooperative housing model (build to rent/ rent to buy)

3. Gen Y Demonstration Homes - three apartments on a 250m2 lot smarter sustainable living for Gen Ys

4. Water wise development homes and gardens including community non-potable water scheme, rain water tanks, conversion of an existing drainage sump

5. Solar Panel and Battery Storage Trial - including governance model for strata developments

6. Design guidelines for climate responsible homes

7. WA's first One Planet Community - WGV is internationally recognised under the One Planet Living framework 

Liv Apartments - One Planet Living Recognition 

Liv apartments are the result of the City of Fremantle’s major amendments to its planning scheme to allow high density to encourage residential and commercial development that will sustain Fremantle’s local economy and provide a variety of housing options. Liv is a brand new contemporary and affordable development completed in August 2018 in the East End of Fremantle – a rapidly developing new ‘precinct’ with a character all of its own.

Liv Apartments has been named by Bioregional’s One Planet Living as only the third community in Western Australia and the seventh Australia-wide to receive this prestigious recognition. Liv is the largest single development accredited as a One Planet Community in WA.

Heirloom Apartments

Award winning residential development which sets the benchmark of adaptive reuse of heritage buildings in modern days. Heirloom by Match pays homage to the Dalgety Wool Store’s past and the restoration of the property into industrial-style apartments represents the largest residential heritage renewal of its kind in Western Australia. Unique and distinctive structure which combines the simplicity of contemporary living with the sophistication of an historic building. Distinctively unique featuring original brickwork and century old jarrah beams that are reflected in the apartment interiors.


King’s Square Redevelopment

This is the largest public-private infrastructure project in Fremantle's history. A precinct-wide renewal of the Freo city centre—redeveloping the buildings and public spaces in Kings Square including:

  • retail and dining experiences designed with Freo people in mind
  • new 5-star green star commercial spaces including office accommodation for more than 1,500 State Government employees relocating to Fremantle
  • a revamped city square complete with landscaped grassed area, shady trees, public art and new street furniture
  • a major new children's play space and baby change facilities
  • state-of-the-art council customer service and community learning hub and library
  • new competition-winning city administration building with purpose-built indoor and outdoor community spaces and meeting rooms.

Town Hall Restoration

The monumental $3.1m restoration project, which began in May 2016, has seen the heritage building’s exterior restored to its original condition - much as it looked 130 years ago in 1887 when first unveiled. Works have included major structural repairs, a new slate roof with improved drainage and the refurbishment of the clock, which was taken apart to be cleaned and serviced.

Cappuccino Strip

Fremantle’s Cappuccino Strip is legendary for its many outdoor cafes, alfresco restaurants, pubs and breweries. It is the quintessential must visit strip renowned for the many cafés and resident baristas that prepare an almost unending variety of coffees.

At night and especially on the weekends, the Cappuccino Strip is the centre of Fremantle's entertainment precinct with hotels and clubs offering cabaret, open mic nights and live music until the early hours. 

Many of Fremantle's famous street performers have started their careers outside the markets at the Henderson Street pitch, including renowned musician John Butler and The Bad Piper, earning their living form their 'hat'.