City of Fremantle admin and library staff heave ho to new offices at Fremantle Oval


On the move: Kings Square media adviser Jason Cunningham, Fremantle chief executive Phil Saint John,  communications officer Kate Leaver and Mayor Brad Pettitt.  Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au   d476288
On the move: Kings Square media adviser Jason Cunningham, Fremantle chief executive Phil Saint John, communications officer Kate Leaver and Mayor Brad Pettitt. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d476288

THE City of Fremantle’s administration and library staff will be kicking goals in their new office location at the former Dockers administration building at Fremantle Oval.

The move set to happen on December 18 is part of the Fremantle King’s Square Renewal project, which is expected to be finished by late 2019.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said he was excited for the move.

“It has been a long time coming, it is a good reuse of the Dockers building and it’s all coming together quite nicely,” he said.

Fremantle chief executive Philip St John said the move to the Dockers administration building represented good value.

“It was the best value for money for a temporary office space,” he said.

He added there would be no major structural additions to the office.

“We have done some remodelling of the interior to make it open-plan and accommodate a community library and offices spaces,” he said.

Mr St John said the temporary library would result in changes, with community spaces including a children’s library, outdoor courtyard and a theatre-style room.

“Given the City will only be located at Freo oval for about two years, we will be limiting any work in this time to maintenance work to keep the building safe and functional,” he said. “The council have been planning this move to limit disruptions.

“We want to ensure that City services continue as normal throughout the transition.”

All existing phone numbers and emails will remain. Disability access is available. Access will be via the main gate on Parry street.

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