Fremantle Community shares in the recycling of the Fremantle Furniture Factory

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 1-11-2005

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus

Publication Place



On Thursday 27 October Notre Dame invited its West End neighbours and members of the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce to visit the School of Medicine building. Vice Chancellor Dr Peter Tannock and Mr Peter Tagliaferri, Mayor of the City of Fremantle co-hosted a cocktail party which acknowledged the Memorandum of Understanding initiated in January 2003 between Notre Dame and the City.

Over 100 guests gathered in the new School of Medicine lecture theatre to listen to Notre Dame’s Architect, Marcus Collins explain the extensive re-cycling that has been undertaken in the old D J Fowler building.

Guests saw first-hand the transformation of what was a furniture factory for over twenty years to a state-of-the-art facility which welcomed its first cohort of 81 Medical students in March this year.

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