7 Quarry St
Fremantle WA 6160
Resident Led Development
Legal Structure: Co-operative
Project Status: Cancelled
Green Fabric Professionals Involved
Sid Thoo Architect
Green Fabric, Co-Operation Housing, North Point Property
Green Fabric endorses projects that demonstrate, or are currently in the process of demonstrating, sustainable community building & living in their Social Fabric; by providing opportunities for community to be involved during the project as well as after the project is completed, and in their Built Fabric; by achieving a minimum &/or average energy rating of 8+ stars with Life Cycle Design Analysis showing a saving in carbon emissions of at least 70% &/or accredited Sustainability Certification.
Quarry St, Fremantle
A co-operative housing opportunity WA
7 Quarry Street, Fremantle, was to be the poster child for cooperative housing in Western Australia. The site is owned by the City of Fremantle & this opportunity was to be a community led development; designed by the occupants & for the occupants. It was to comprise of 25-35 apartments of 1-3 bedrooms, with a strong focus of sustainability, affordability & community.
The City of Fremantle invited expressions of interest from groups willing to develop the 1,500 m2 site into a collaborative, affordable & sustainable housing project in October 2016.
Green Fabric, in partnership with NGO Cooperation Housing, architect Sid Thoo, researcher Elizabeth Cheong, town planner Melinda Marshall & development manager Anthony Rizzacasa, were facilitating a group of people interested in being part of this exciting opportunity.
The City of Fremantle wanted to see a project that follows the Baugruppen (building group) model. A German concept where it self-organised groups coordinate the design & construction of their own homes together. Financially, cooperatively designing & building can cut around 20% of the costs. Socially, these projects result in tighter-knit communities & lots of shared skills & resources.
7 Quarry Street is located on the eastern side of Fremantle, in walking distance from the train station & centre of town. It’s the perfect location for a pioneer cooperative housing project.
The city is currently looking at amalgamating the site with neighbouring properties. We hope that, once that process is complete, the city will proceed with the co-operative housing project and reengage with us.
Fremantle WA 6160
Common Spaces/facilities & Services
To Rent: tbc
At A Glance
|Kind Of Build:||New Build + Retrofit|
|Looking for Residents:||No – Type of Residents:|
|Number of Dwellings:||Proposed: 25-35 / Available: 25|
|Form of ownership:||To Own, To Rent|