Minister Approves South Fremantle Power Station Master Plan

Minister Approves South Fremantle Power Station Master Plan

Western Australia Minister for Lands Terry Redman

Cockburn Coast Redevelopment One Step Closer

Victor P Taffa

  • New coastal city four kilometres south of Fremantle
  • Master plan for redevelopment of South Fremantle Power Station approved
  • Expected to house 12,000 people

An urban renewal project which will change the way West Australians live and work by the coast has moved one step closer with the approval of the South Fremantle Power Station master plan, Lands Minister Terry Redman announced today.

Mr. Redman said the master plan represented one of Perth’s biggest urban renewal projects, and would lead the way for a new coastal city to be established four kilometres south of Fremantle.

Stretching from South Beach to Port Coogee, the area could ultimately become home to up to 12,000 people in 6,000 homes over the next 15 to 20 years.

“The City of Cockburn’s approval of the master plan is an important step for the coastal redevelopment with the first developer lots in the Robb Jetty precinct to be offered for sale during early 2015.” the Minister said.

WA Minister for Lands Terry Redman

WA Minister for Lands Terry Redman









“This visionary project will fill a gap in the market. It will provide a range of housing options to create a unique new way of urban living on the coast south of Perth, while being sympathetic to the area’s industrial past.”

“In years to come, the former power station structure will be used for retail, commercial and residential space, returning the iconic structure to a hub of activity.”

LandCorp has worked closely with the City of Cockburn, City of Fremantle, Heritage Council, Department of Transport, Synergy and Western Power to develop the master plan for the iconic South Fremantle Power Station and surrounding former industrial land precincts that make up the Cockburn Coast project.

The power station building has been on the State Heritage Register since 1997 and is considered an icon building for WA.

The project delivers on the State Government’s Directions 2031 and Beyond strategy to address the needs of Western Australia’s growing population.

Fact File

  • The South Fremantle Power Station master plan establishes the vision for the building and immediate surroundings
  • LandCorp has led detailed planning for the 98ha of former industrial land since approval of the Cockburn Coast District Structure Plan in 2009



South Fremantle Power Station front facade artists impression