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DESIGNFREO CONVERSATION 04: OLD BRIDGE / NEW BRIDGE PART TWO

31 May 2021 / With 4 alignment options on the table, our panel of experts is back for a second conversation around the Swan River Crossings.

Almost a year ago, DesignFreo hosted our inaugural event to discuss the fate of the much-loved Fremantle Traffic Bridge and explore our aspirations for its replacement.

Since then, Main Roads has named the project the Swan River Crossings and presented an unpopular proposal that drew widespread protest from a community demanding greater consultation and a better solution.

In response, Main Roads undertook a series of community forums and sought public input. Main Roads has now released 4 alignment options for public review and feedback.

For DesignFreo Conversation 04, we’ve invited our expert panel back to examine how the 4 options stack up against our original design criteria and fit into the broader regional plan.

Additional panels members will add their voices to this important community conversation.

Join the discussion on this city-shaping project and importantly, be sure to respond to the Main Roads survey that closes the following day, 1 June. 

You can familiarise yourself with the 4 alignment options here.

Panel members:

  • Anthony Deurloo, Director, Fremantle Bridges Alliance
  • Rebecca Clarkson, Community Development Expert / Better Bridge Campaign
  • Russell Kingdom, Urban Designer (Manager City Design and Projects, City of Fremantle)
  • Dr Anthony Duckworth, Research Fellow, Australian Urban Design Research Centre
  • Ingrid Maher, North Fremantle Community Association

An invitation has been extended to Farley Garlett, Aboriginal Elder who has been consulting on the project. Original panel member Brendan Moore is unable to attend. 

The conversation will be facilitated by architect Nic Brunsdon.

Date: Monday 31 May
Venue: Tannock Hall of Education, Cliff St, Fremantle
Time: 6.00 pm – 8 pm

Tickets are free however registration is essential. 

We thank the Fremantle School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame for supporting this event.

Thank you to Old Bridge Cellars and to our Principal Sponsor: