Delivering for Fremantle

Delivering for Fremantle

Simone McGurk and Mark McGowan are delivering for Fremantle. 

Simone has worked hard as a member of the McGowan Labor Government to secure significant investment in our community.

The Government is putting schools at the heart of WA’s recovery:

  • $21.5 million redevelopment of John Curtin College of the Arts
  • $1.5 million each for John Curtin and Fremantle College for dedicated, new STEM facilities
  • $360,000 refurbishment of the Fremantle College recreation centre
  • Science resources grants will ensure that every primary school in Fremantle has a well-equipped science classroom
  • $240,000 for P&Cs projects at twelve Fremantle Primary schools

Investing in Fremantle’s infrastructure like never before:

  • $230 million Swan River Crossings project will replace the ageing Fremantle Traffic Bridge
  • $118 million High Street Upgrade – providing local residents with a new local road and pedestrian underpasses to better connect our community
  • $7 million for new pedestrian overpass on Stock Road in Hamilton Hill

Simone has worked to identify and progress opportunities to revitalise Fremantle’s Victoria Quay:

  • $100 million in a world-class film studio at Victoria Quay, creating 580 local jobs during construction and up to 2,800 new, ongoing jobs in film production and hospitality
  • Attracted an outstanding hospitality venue from Gage Roads to the precinct

Keeping our community safe and supporting our most vulnerable residents: 

  • $52 million in a new, purpose-built police complex in Fremantle, drawing more police resources into our city to keep our community safe
  • 800 new police officers across WA
  • More than $3 billion in additional affordable, homelessness and social housing measures since we took office
  • Long-term strategies to address homelessness: 20 Lives 20 Homes Fremantle is using a Housing First approach to accommodate rough sleepers and provide them with the supports they need to succeed in their properties long-term.
  • $35 million for more mental health services in Fremantle
  • $1.8 million for the Fremantle Street Doctor over four years
  • $100,000 for a new mental health outreach van for FremantleMind

Protecting our City’s unique heritage: 

  • Heritage listed Fremantle’s iconic West End
  • $500,000 for cliff stabilisation at the Round House
  • Delivered $5 million for conservation works at Fremantle Prison

Delivering first rate community facilities: 

  • $300,000 for mountain bike trails at Booyeembara Park
  • $250,000 for unisex change rooms and CCTV at Goodchild Park
  • $1 million for the redevelopment of Beale Park
  • $133,000 for upgrades at the Dalmatinac Sport and Community Club
  • $600,000 to upgrade women’s facilities at Wauhop Park

Protecting our environment: 

  • Stopped Roe 8 and designated Beeliar Wetlands an A-Class reserve
  • Banned single-use plastic bags
  • Phasing out a wide range of other single-use plastics
  • Expanding our national parks and reserves by 5 million hectares
  • Investing in an Aboriginal Ranger program to manage the land
  • Launched an ambitious Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy
  • $259 million green jobs package