ICTC 2018

Why Fremantle, why Western Australia?

Fremantle is Western Australia’s WA) capital of culture and is Australia’s largest heritage listed precinct. The city is proud of it’s rich artistic and cultural milieu and is a national leader in delivering innovative and pioneering housing solutions.

A vibrant community once known for its Victorian architecture, maritime history and colonial past is now also a blend of fabulous food, handcrafted beers, great coffee, quirky boutiques and a lively cultural scene of music, arts and festivals.

There’s a real opportunity for urban place leaders to see and experience how the city is being revitalised as Fremantle’s city heart undergoes its biggest redevelopment in history. There’s also a multitude of other recent rejuvenation initiatives to see including:

  • national award-winning Esplanade Youth Plaza—WA’s first outdoor parkour and skate park;
  • WA’s first licensed beach—Bather’s Beach;
  • Power Ledger’s renewable energy trading platform—Richard Branson’s global Extreme Tech 2018 finalist;
  • WA’s first One Planet Community—energy, water and climate responsive residential development White Gum Valley;
  • Fremantle solar farm and wind farm;
  • Australia’s first automated vehicle trial on the RAC Intellibus in South Perth.


There’s so many things to see in and near Fremantle including:

    • Fremantle Prison – tour the largest and most intact convict-built prison in Australia
    • Fremantle – spectacular beaches, cappuccino strip, Fishing Boat Harbour, Maritime Museum and markets
    • Rottnest Island - a natural reserve of white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and secluded coves
    • Margaret River – some of Australia’s most stunning and award-winning wineries and breweries set against the backdrop of ocean and secluded forests.
    • Cottesloe Beach –the crystal clear waters to snorkel, swim and explore
    • Perth - the bustling bars, shopping and cultural spaces including Elizabeth Quay and Kings Park.