Architects enlisted to help develop a vision for Victoria Quay

Architects enlisted to help develop a vision for Victoria Quay

 Local architects and urban planners joined the Victoria Quay Steering Group today to workshop ideas for built form, spaces and uses at the historic waterfront precinct.

Victoria Quay Steering Group Chair and State Member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk, convened the workshop to harness local talent and expertise in the development of a vision for Victoria Quay.

The workshop was led by UWA Design School’s Professor Geoffrey London.

Major firms Cox, Kerry Hill, the Fulcram Agency, Slavin, and spaceagency were represented amongst others.

The Victoria Quay Steering Group continues its work to drive forward plans to transform the area into a vibrant, people-oriented waterfront precinct.

Simone McGurk identified relocating imported vehicles as an early priority to open up more dynamic uses of the space to the east of the passenger terminal.

Ports Minister Alannah MacTiernan said that industry had previously expressed interest in moving car imports to Kwinana, and that the Government had established a market led proposal process that gives industry an opportunity to bring this and other proposals forward.

“With so much architectural talent in Fremantle and WA, we were keen to hear from best and brightest about how we can best realise the enormous potential of Victoria Quay,” said State Member of Fremantle Simone McGurk.

“Their contributions will guide the steering group going forward as we work towards transforming our waterfront over the short, medium and long term.”