Bar and restaurant plan for Freo Jetty


East St Jetty, Fremantle. Photo: Afina Najib.

A new proposal to allow a bar or restaurant to be built at the East Street Jetty in Fremantle has been passed by the City of Fremantle.

Perth Water Transport Pty Ltd wants to construct a hospitality venue to cater for local residents, visitors and ferry patrons at 124-126 Beach Street.

According to the council’s agenda, the area has been under utilised for several years and has often been associated with illegal rubbish dumping.

The jetty does not offer regular river services and the car park is also rarely used.
To allow the development to take place, the City of Fremantle has surrendered the jetty’s lease, subject to a lease agreement between the Department of Lands and PWT.

“This is only the very early stages of the proposal,” PWT general manager Campbell Smith said.

“There is still a lot more stages to the proposal.”

The owners of The Kiosk Fremantle, situated opposite the ferry terminal, have indicated their support for the plan.

Western Indepenent contacted Frementle Mayor Brad Pettitt for comment, but have not yet received a response.