The Fremantle Boat Harbours (Success Harbour, Challenger Harbour and the iconic Fishing Boat Harbour) are a highly popular destination for tourists and local visitors, and an intrinsic part of Fremantle. They provide a range of activities including recreational boating, entertainment, dining, tourist activities whilst maintaining the Fishing Boat Harbour's traditional role as a working harbour.
The Department of Transport’s new vision for the harbour is:
“To retain an authentic working harbour enriched with diverse land uses, enhanced public spaces for people and connections to the city centre and its surrounds.”
The Department of Transport and the City of Fremantle have jointly recognised that there is need to establish a contemporary framework to guide the future planning, development and upgrades of the harbour and its connection to the Fremantle City Centre and Port. The preparation of the Fremantle Harbours Masterplan will underpin this framework and support the business cases for future public improvement works. The masterplanning process seeks to build on previous planning exercises and consultations and establish a clear plan for the precinct moving forward.
The development of the Fremantle Harbours Masterplan will involve a community and stakeholder consultation program that aims to take feedback provided in the past and confirm or challenge summarised conclusions.