Fremantle was identified nationally as one of eight “creative industry” hot spots around Australia. The data shows that this is a growth industry for the future, requires a unique set of factors to provide a platform for growth and is a major attraction for visitors, interdependent businesses and the City’s brand.

The Chamber recognises the vital role cultural institutions and commercial creative industries play in Fremantle economy, its brand and the way we do business.


  • To influence an audit for all creative industries, organisations, services, facilities, and key individuals that will be used to determine a support and development strategy, owned by the City of Fremantle.
  • To investigate the development of a Cultural Plan/Policy for the City of Fremantle as a whole (looking at audience draw/experience, jobs and sector profile, events/tourism and space infrastructure.
  • To bring together the creative sector within Fremantle in a series of think tanks and network opportunities to promote further development of this sector locally.

Development and Infrastructure Project Team

Tony Riggio (StageWorks), Lisa Shine (Shine Consulting), Danicia Quinlan (FCC CEO)

Work Done to Date

Creative Industries Think Tank 2021, TWO YEARS ON conducted by the Chamber. A background paper is available here, and the outcomes here.

See attached report from the first Fremantle Chamber of Commerce Arts and Creative Industries Think Tank in 2019

Input into the Queensland University of Technology “Cultural Hotspot” Research. Final Report is available here.

Also the re-ignition of our cancelled SOUND event with Perth Advertising and Design Club (PADC) and WA Music at Freo.Social. You can listen to this PODCAST here.

For more information, or to provide input, into this project, please contact Fremantle Chamber’s Membership and Committee Officer.