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Planning and Development

One of Western Australia’s most critically important pieces of infrastructure

Fremantle Port is recognised as the State’s key trade gateway and a significant driver of Western Australia’s economy.

Westport Strategy

The State Government has established the Westport: Port and Environs Strategy to provide guidance on the planning, development and growth of the Port of Fremantle at the Inner Harbour and Outer Harbour, required rail and road networks, and the potential for the Port of Bunbury to contribute to the handling of the growing trade task.

View the Westport: Port and Environs Strategy.

Committed to planning in a sustainable way

Planning policies relating to areas of the port are in place and development guidelines are designed to help those preparing development applications and to assist Fremantle Ports in assessing applications.

Planning Branch

Postal address:
1 Cliff St, Fremantle

Street address:
1 Cliff St, Fremantle

Phone: +61 8 9430 3555

Planning approvals

Any proposed development within Fremantle Ports’ land and waters (Inner Harbour or Outer Harbour) needs planning approval from Fremantle Ports.

Steps to submitting an application for planning approval:

  1. Contact the Planning Branch to discuss your proposal.
  2. See the Planning Guidelines for information on how to apply.
  3. Submit your completed Application for Planning Approval Form and completed Planning Application Checklist.

Planning documents

Planning precincts

Zoom in to click on one of our 9 planning precincts on the map below to find the planning documents relevant to that precinct:

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