Fremantle Stuff > Buildings > Weighbridge


The weighbridge at the corner of Cliff and Phillimore, in the middle of a roundabout system, was built in 1921. Council has approved that it be repurposed as a bar. It's the tiny building in the middle of this snap:


Stephen Pollock's story (right) is from the Fremantle Herald, 8 October 2016: 9. >

Below, it's the tiny number 2 in the middle, again from Google Maps, this time from above:


And this time from Google Earth:


Again, there's a number 2 on the little building in the middle of the roundabout, just next to a major railway line. Is this a good idea?


The building is tiny, especially set against the mighty Dalgety Building - nearly uncovered in its new MSC splendour, as it was when I took the photo a few months ago.

weighbridge sign

The little building is currently unoccupied and in disrepair, and the Council is looking for a tenant — yet another purveyor of refreshments.


The business bit.


I happened to be able to photograph the Google Maps car taking a snap of it - and me too, maybe, tho I've never found it.

As the Customs House has the street address 4-8 Phillimore St, I guess this could be no. 2 Phillimore St. It's complicated by the Fremantle Ports building having the address 1 Cliff St, and the weighbridge is in a line between the Ports building and Cliff St. It's a very complicated corner.


An early photograph (date and source unknown) of the corner of Phillimore and Cliff Sts. Where the horses are, on the right, must be approximately the present location of the weighbridge. There was a lot of traffic even then.

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The current Fremantle Ports weighbridge.

Garry Gillard | New: 15 June, 2016 | Now: 11 October, 2016