City of Fremantle & fSpace Support Creative Small Businesses


The City of Fremantle and fSpace, a coworking space in Fremantle, are pleased to announce a second Business Development Program to help small businesses within the creative industries sector.

The City of Fremantle and fSpace Business Development Program offers qualified businesses three months of subsidised workspace at fSpace, a vibrant coworking space located in the heart of Fremantle.

To be eligible, a business must satisfy a number of criteria, including operating within the creative industries sector. Architecture, IT services, Design (graphic, fashion or product) and Film, TV & Video production are some examples of creative industries.

The program helps small business owners looking to take the next step by subsidising their workspace costs and providing them with an opportunity to work alongside and collaborate with other successful business owners and professionals.

“Last year the City’s partnership with fSpace supported 11 businesses across various knowledge-based industries and we’re proud to again be supporting this great initiative,” said Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt.

I’m really looking forward to seeing the next batch of creative and innovative entrepreneurs and start-ups realise their potential and help contribute to the transformation of Fremantle’s economy.”

Sabine Albers, owner of fSpace, is excited to partner with the City of Fremantle again to help small businesses.

“We received 20 applications for the initial program back in February of this year. Of those 20 applications, 11 were accepted into the program and 8 of those businesses are still going strong in Fremantle today.”

“As with the initial program, this will provide the opportunity for a new group of people to work alongside some wonderful small business owners and professionals at fSpace, giving them a greater chance to succeed with their business venture.”

The program is available to new business start-ups as well as existing businesses looking to develop and grow in Fremantle.

To view the eligibility requirements and to apply visit their Business Development Program page.


Photo by fSpace, Miles Noel. From left to right: Dave Coggin (Deputy Mayor of Fremantle) Sabine Albers owner of fSpace, Lisa Jacobs owner The Pod Resource (BDP candidate) Colin Henley Architect (BDP candidate) and Kim-Vu Salamonsen Graphic Designer (BDP candidate).