Connecting to the future: how transport will shape the City of Fremantle
Connecting to the future:how transport will shape theCity of FremantleMayor Brad PettittEngineers Australia WA and the CharteredInstitute of Logistics and Transport
Photo – Lucy Risdale1. Fremantle Port, Freight and a newtraffic bridge2. Light rail in the SW corridor3. Transport in the context of atransforming city
The challenges of movingfreight in an inner urban area
Long-term growth rates of 9.7% between 1991 and 2008• Assuming average annual growth rates incontainer trade of 5.5%over the lastdecade it will not be until 2023-2024 thatFremantle reaches a throughput of 1.2million teu per annum.• If a higher growth rate of say 7% isachieved, throughput of 1.2 million teu willbe reached in 2021-2022."
1.2 million teu is landside limit not water• Rail and Road limitations• Two key freight movement projects inFremantle area1. High Street (Leach Hwy) upgrade (road)2. Fremantle Traffic Bridge (rail)
Stage 2 Murdoch to Fremantle• Murdoch Activity centre – 30,000 peopleworking there per day• Opportunity for density nodes alongSouth Street at Stock, Carrington andNorthlake Roads• Light rail would enhance this and linkthese key centres
The multi-million dollarquestion: how to fund it?• The City of Fremantle is not able to fund atransit system on its own at $20+m/km.
Value Capture• The increases in residential land valuefound globally around rail stations havebeen between 5% and 20% (with somecommercial land values increasing over50%) compared to similar non-transitareas.• It is possible to expect residential propertyvalue increases of around 22% from railprojects in Perth
Why does transport matter somuch to Fremantle?
Transforming Fremantle Through GreaterUrban Density in Central Fremantle
From Traffic Bridge to edge of CBD• Permitted heightsincreased from 3 floorsto up to 7 floors• aims for an extra 2,500residents in walkingdistance of the citycentre• prominent northerngateway to the CBD.
Every dwelling in Fremantle means one less needed onthe unsustainable fringe
Kings Square architectural design competitionStage one open to architects across AustraliaUp to four submissions from stage oneshortlisted - honorarium of $15k each.Winner commissioned to develop design andcomplete projectCompetition jury to select finalists and winner5 month processPublic exhibition of entries
Early WinsDepartment of Housing relocating to Fremantle
ThankyouPhoto by Jeremy Dixon Fremantle Herald 2010