The redevelopment of heritage buildings – Atwell Building

Our April meeting tackles an interesting subject and one often debated, particularly in Fremantle. Come along to learn more from other sides of the equation when the redevelopment of heritage buildings is on the agenda.
The redevelopment of heritage buildings – Atwell Building


An open forum on the ‘redevelopment of heritage buildings in Fremantle’ will be held using the Atwell Arcade’s redevelopment as a focus. Fremantle’s diverse character has evolved since settlement in response to social, economic and technological changes and more recently, containerisation. It is necessary to identify just what it was that made Fremantle a diverse and viable place in order to successfully plan for the future. Can the heritage values of the city be successfully incorporated into the regeneration process without being compromised or eroded?

Alan Kelsall, Heritage Coordinator for the City of Fremantle, and Gerard O’Brien, owner of Silverleaf Investments, will join the forum. There will be a chance to look through the redevelopment as part of the meeting.

A key element of the Atwell Arcade is the iconic Culley’s Tea Rooms. Culleys have agreed to open for the evening for viewing and a delicious supper.

Meet at the High St end of Atwell Arcade on Thursday 26 April at 6.00pm. Meeting costs include a sumptuous supper at Culleys.

$15 for members and $20 for non members.

Bookings are essential to ensure Culley’s are able to supply our supper. Please book by putting the following code into your search engine (google). This will take you to the Eventbrite page for our meeting and you can purchase tickets on line.

This event is part of the National Trust’s Australian Heritage Festival. Over 120 events are being held across the state and for those of you travelling interstate, the Australian Heritage Festival will be offering events across Australia from 18 April – 20 May. For more information on events go to or look out for festival programs.

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