Drainage and street lighting

Property owners are responsible for water retention on private property. This is governed by the City's local law Regulating and Controlling Storm Water Drainage Affecting the City's Street Systems (amended 2001).

Storm water is generated by rain runoff from the house, garage roof, crossovers, patios, paths, tennis courts and other hard surfaces.  Storm water that falls within a property must be contained within that property. You can retain storm water on your property by using permeable paving, pebble paths, infiltration trenches, soak wells, lawn, garden areas and swales.

Streetlights are the responsibility of Western Power. Some decorative or feature street lights within the CBD area are maintained by the City of Fremantle. 

Drainage FAQs

How do I install a rainwater tank?

The Water Corporation provides rebates for the installation of rainwater tanks.  For more information, visit their website.

I have a problem with storm water running from the street onto my property.

Contact our city works team on 08 9432 9666.

The storm water drain in my street is blocked.

To have the storm water drain cleared, contact our city works team on 08 9432 9999.

Street lighting FAQs

I would like to request additional / new street lighting in my street.  How can I do that?

If you would like to request a street to be assessed for additional street lighting, contact our Special Projects Officer on 08 9432 9999.

My streetlight is not working.  How can I get it fixed?

Call Western Power on free call 1800 622 008.  Some decorative or feature street lights within the CBD area are maintained by the City of Fremantle. Contact our Special Projects Officer on 08 9432 9999.

Contact us

City of Fremantle
Town Hall Centre, 8 William Street, Fremantle
Monday to Friday, 8.30 am-4.30 pm
PO Box 807, Fremantle, WA 6959
T 08 9432 9999
F 08 9430 4634
TTY 08 9732 9777
info@fremantle.wa.gov.au