Future Freo

Invited by a number of Fremantle stakeholders, the Committee undertook its first sub-regional project – Future Freo during 2014-15. The aim was to undertake baseline research on the region’s economic, social and demographic characteristics and compare the data to the greater Perth region and similar regions locally, nationally and internationally.

Future Freo culminated in the release of a FACTBase Special Report Fremantle as a re-connected city in December 2015. The report found that the region is an under-valued treasure that was largely by-passed by the recent mining boom, has a significantly declining economic base and needs to redefine itself to create a long-term sustainable future.

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Key Aims

The year-long project culminated in a report that:

  • Documented the social, economic and demographic character of the greater Fremantle region;
  • Identified similarities and differences between the greater Fremantle region and the Metropolitan area at large;
  • Benchmarked Fremantle against other relevant cities; and
  • Documented the strengths and weaknesses of the Fremantle region.

Key Reports and Resources

Related Resources

Future Freo Report Launch

Future Freo Report Launch

Featuring a presentation of the report findings by Marion Fulker, CEO of the Committee for Perth and a panel discussion with Brad Pettitt, Mayor of Fremantle; Adrian Fini OAM, Chair of Future Freo; Professor Matthew Tonts, Head of School- Earth and Environment, The University of Western Australia; Ra Stewart, Immediate Past President of Fremantle Chamber of Commerce. December 2015.

Future Freo Public Forum

Future Freo Public Forum

Featuring Prof. Matthew Tonts, Head of School- Earth and Environment, The University of Western Australia; Marion Fulker, CEO of the Committee for Perth; Dr. Brad Pettitt, Mayor, City of Fremantle and internations guest speaker Chuck Wolfe. September 2015.

Steering Committee

Adrian Fini OAM
Director and Chair of the Future Freo Steering Committee - FJM Property

Graeme Mackenzie

Graeme Mackenzie
CEO - City of Fremantle

Dr. Brad Pettitt

Dr. Brad Pettitt
Mayor - City of Fremantle

Kieran Wong

Kieran Wong
Design Director and Co-Founder - CODA

Ra Stewart

Ra Stewart
President - Fremantle Chamber of Commerce

Celia Hammond

Celia Hammond
Vice Chancellor - The University of Notre Dame

Matthew McNeilly

Matthew McNeilly
Managing Director - Sirona Capital

Alison Coates

Alison Coates
Manager Business & Port Planning - Fremantle Ports

Lloyd Clark

Lloyd Clark
Managing Director - Match

Jessica Lamont

Jessica Lamont
Risk and Assurance Manager - MMA Offshore

Gary Clark

Gary Clark
CEO - Town of East Fremantle

Michael McPhail

Michael McPhail
Deputy Mayor - Town of East Fremantle

Professor Matthew Tonts

Professor Matthew Tonts
Pro Vice-Chancellor Executive Dean | Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - The University of Western Australia

Tony Monaghan

Tony Monaghan
Manager - Corporate Communications - The Brand Agency

Marion Fulker

Marion Fulker
Chief Executive Officer

Gemma Davis

Gemma Davis
Research Consultant

Georgia Harford-Mills

Georgia Harford-Mills
Research Officer