A $3.25 million refurbishment of Fremantle Passenger Terminal is now complete, as part of the WA Government’s commitment to boosting cruise ship tourism in Western Australia.
Inside Australia’s largest cruise terminal, which is expected to service about 60,000 cruise passengers in the 2018-19 financial year, the refurbishments include the ground floor foyer, new decorative glass panelling dividing the escalators and within the Customs Hall, and modern furniture for the transit area in the first floor function hall.
A new steel and glass central canopy, repainted façade, updated signage and new banners greet passengers entering the iconic building.
Fremantle Ports engaged Cox Architecture to design the works and consult on heritage conservation requirements. The work has State Heritage Office approval.
The large and spacious terminal building has been a significant landmark on Victoria Quay since its first stage opened in 1960.
Although designed for an earlier era, the terminal has the berthing capacity to handle very large cruise ships and space for servicing large numbers of embarking and disembarking passengers.
Source: WA Government