City staff expected to be in Kings Square building by Christmas

An artist’s impression of the City of Fremantle’s new civic centre at Kings Square.
An artist’s impression of the City of Fremantle’s new civic centre at Kings Square.

CITY of Fremantle staff are expected to move into the new civic building at Kings Square by Christmas 2020.

The latest timelines for the building works for the $50 million civic building, library and public spaces around it show it is intended be completed by October.

It will then need to be fitted out before staff move in.

Along with the City components, the Kings Square Renewal project includes $220 million from Sirona Capital to redevelop the old Myer and Queensgate buildings to create government offices, along with the FOMO food, retail and art concept.

The new central fig tree will be planted in August. The children’s play space will start construction in the same month and be completed in Christmas.

Paving and footpaths on Newman Court and to the north of the High Street area of Kings Square will be completed by October.

The first phase of tree planting, which will be jacarandas along Adelaide Street, is expected to take place in winter.

The Sirona Capital components of the project are running on schedule, with the State Government holding fit-out works on levels one to four of both the north and south office buildings.

The office areas will start to be occupied in April.

The FOMO retail areas are being leased up and will progressively open from April as well.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettit said the Kings Square Renewal project was an “absolute game-changer” for Fremantle and would revitalise the civic heart of the city.