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Defence Infrastructure Division

Defence Estate Divestment

Sale of Leeuwin Barracks, Fremantle, WA

Defence has identified the 14.30 hectare site known as ‘Leeuwin Barracks’ as surplus to Defence requirements. The property is located within a well-established residential area on the southern bank of the Swan River in East Fremantle, Western Australia. It is approximately 16 kilometres southwest of the Perth central business district, three kilometres northeast of the Fremantle town centre, and 14 kilometres from Irwin Barracks.

For more information regarding this site please refer to the below fact sheet.

If you have any questions regarding this divestment please refer to the contact us page.


Defence is continuing to progress planning and due diligence activities to inform the future divestment of Leeuwin Barracks.

Defence completed a Market Sounding process in late 2019. Market Sounding provided the property development industry its first opportunity to consider the Leeuwin Vision Plan and provide input and feedback to inform the planning amendment process and future sale process.

For the next stage of the project, Defence in collaboration with the Town of East Fremantle (the Town) and the WA Government, will prepare a Metropolitan Region Scheme amendment and Local Planning Scheme amendment to establish Development Principles that will guide the future planning and development of the site to ensure an optimal outcome is achieved for the East Fremantle community. These amendments will build on the work undertaken as part of the Leeuwin Vision Plan.

Defence and the Town will undertake community consultation workshops to seek feedback on the Development Principles before the amendments are submitted. Community members and stakeholders will be invited to attend these community consultation workshops to learn more about the site, speak with our project team and share their thoughts about Development Principles.

These consultation workshops were to be scheduled for the first half of 2020. However, consistent with social distancing measures in place as a result of COVID-19, the workshops will be rescheduled at an appropriate time. Defence and the Town look forward to re-engaging with the community and stakeholders and will provide further updates in due course.