Development plans for Woodside site


The old Woodside Hospital.
The old Woodside Hospital.

During last week’s council meeting, the Town of East Fremantle discussed the proposed rezoning of the site from hospital to residential to “facilitate redevelopment options” for the sale of the State Government-owned property.

A proposed density coding of R15 would see a minimum lot size of 580sqm on the site, with the Town saying it was reflective of the immediate surrounds.

They also said the rezoning would have “minimal impact” on the heritage significance of the site, which dates back to 1902.

In September 2014, the hospital site was one of 20 assets, including the former Kaleeya Hospital and Fremantle Police Complex, that the State Government flagged it would sell in a bid to reduce debt.

At the time of the announcement, Lands Minister Terry Redman said he expected the sale of these assets to bring in $250 million.

Kaleeya was sold to Southern Cross Care WA in December 2014, while the Fremantle Police Complex remains on the market.