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North Fremantle Precinct


City of Fremantle

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North Fremantle

Location Details

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Construction Date

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List YES 08 Mar 2007
Heritage Area YES 08 Mar 2007

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
RHP - Does not warrant assessment Current 28 Jun 2019

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory YES 14 Oct 2000 North Fremantle Precinct

North Fremantle Precinct

Precinct Management - North Fremantle This place is located within the boundaries of the North Fremantle precinct which has been included on the City of Fremantle's Municipal Heritage Inventory. Any proposed development must be carried out in accordance with the heritage conservation policies adopted for the precinct. These include: Demolition Control All extant buildings and structures located in the precinct and identified on the MI or on any other heritage register should not be demolished. They should be conserved in accordance with the principles of the Burra Charter (The Australia ICOMOS for the conservation of places of cultural significance). Conservation of Significant Streetscapes The conservation of all individual places in the precinct should be considered in the context of the character of the surrounding heritage precinct and significant streetscapes should be conserved and protected. Original significant buildings which contribute to the streetscape should be retained and restored. New buildings should be sympathetic to the traditional street pattern in terms of form, scale and proportion. Conservation of Significant Buildings Significant buildings or places may be extended or adapted, however the original significant building or place should remain the dominant feature on the site when viewed from the street. Significant or original fabric should be retained and conserved wherever possible. In the event of a change of use, the new use should be appropriate to the significance of the place. Conservation of Significant Landscape Significant landscape areas or elements should be retained and conserved. Traditional gardens and trees should be retained wherever possible and new landscape elements should reinforce the traditional planting patterns of the area wherever possible. Where new development is permitted to occur, mature trees should be retained wherever possible.

Child Places

Statement of Significance

North Fremantle is significant as an area located to the north of the Swan River and the Port of Fremantle with a history of settlement dating back to the Pensioner Guards in the mid nineteenth century. The area is significant for:
Its connection with the Pensioner Guards whose former Barracks was located in the area;
its unique topography located between the river and the ocean which contributes to its unique character;
its role in World War II defenses with the establishment of the Leighton Battery;
its concentration of mainly modest workers accommodation dating from the Federation and Inter-War periods;
its focus on the industries relating to the Port of Fremantle, the railways and associated industries established in the area;
its former industrial character resulting from the former Leighton Marshalling Yards industries such as the Dingo Flour Mill located in the area;
its cultural diversity resulting from successive periods of migrant settlement in the area; and
its e

Physical Description

The North Fremantle Study Area comprises the northern portion of the Fremantle municipality including the North Ward and the area under the care of the Fremantle Port Authority; that is, the area north of Swan River to the northern most boundary of the Fremantle municipality.


The North Fremantle area proper did not develop until after the arrival of the convicts in 1850. In 1851, Captain J. Bruce, commanding officer of the pensioner guards, was granted 150 acres in the area and allotments were surveyed and allocated to the pensioner guards, who accompanied the convicts. Other places associated with the Convict Establishment period include the North Fremantle Convict Depot (on site of fmr North Fremantle School, and North Fremantle Railway Station) and the construction of the Fremantle-Perth Road.
With the impact of the goldrushes in the 1890s and 1900s, in particular the huge growth in population and the increase in prosperity, North Fremantle began to develop as a residential area. However, with the completion of the Inner Harbour, there were also opportunities for the development of trade/businesses in North Fremantle.
Since the first decades of the twentieth century, North Fremantle has functioned as a mixed residential and medium to light industri

Place Type

Precinct or Streetscape


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Other

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

25 Jun 2021


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