Suburb Profiles - East Fremantle
Situated 13km from Perth GPO. This suburb name is a descriptive name as the area is situated east of Fremantle. East Fremantle was declared a Municipality (comprising the old Fremantle suburbs of “Plympton” and “Richmond”) on April 2nd 1897.
East Fremantle borders the Swan River to the north, with several yacht clubs, parks and walking facilities on the river foreshore. As you might expect, as you get closer to the river, the housing gets better and more expensive. Lots of leafy streets with older style houses and tin roofs and a lot of subdivision and renovation work going on.
In the middle of the suburb (actually just into Palmyra) there’s a medium-sized shopping centre and cafes/restaurants. Canning Highway cuts through the suburb running East-West – travel to Perth is either on this road, or the Leach Highway, which is further south but seems to have fewer lights. To the south there is a private and a public golf course.
Local Council: Town of East Fremantle