Walyalup Civic Centre


Renewal in the heart of Fremantle

Part of the broader Walyalup Koort (formerly King’s Square) renewal project, the Walyalup Civic Centre is designed to bring civic life back to the heart of Fremantle.

The project includes the offices of the City of Fremantle Council, the Fremantle Library and a visitor centre with meeting rooms, galleries and exhibition spaces for public use. Incorporating the iconic Fremantle Town Hall and surrounds, it reimagines the space with a contemporary design and industry-leading sustainability and urban planning practices. Importantly, the Walyalup Civic Centre is designed to embrace not only the location’s importance as a historic town centre, but also its thousands of years of Indigenous history creating a connecting between public and private space.

Location Fremantle
Development Type City of Fremantle Council offices, library, visitor centre
Completion Value $57 million
Development Partner City of Fremantle
Design Partner Kerry Hill Architects
Completion Date November 2021
Awards WA PCA Awards – Best Mixed-Use Development, 2022 | George Temple Poole, 2022 | Julius Elischer Award for Interior Architecture, 2022 | Jeffrey Howlett Award for Public Architecture | Property Council of Australia’s Rider Levett Bucknall State Development of the Year Award WA, 2023