WA office tender boosts Fremantle

Australian Financial Review

12th August 2015.

The WA government is tendering for 20,000 square metres of office space in Fremantle in a project designed to kick economic life into the port city. 

The A-grade building, which would bring an extra 1000 workers daily into the city, would boost the town that in February lost its hospital emergency department - and about 800 workers - when the new Fiona Stanley Hospital opened 10 kilometres to the east.

One contender for the contract is developer Sirona Capital, which owns Fremantle's former Myer building. 

Sirona has approval to build a 20,000-square-metre office building as part of the city's planned redevelopment of the adjacent Kings Square, which will build facilities including a new civic office, council chamber and library.  

"It's no secret we hope the decision will ultimately be a relocation to Kings Square as it would kick-start the $220 million Kings Square Project," mayor Brad Pettitt said.

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