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14 December 2017
(14/12/2017) South Terrace upgrade approved

Fremantle Council last night approved plans to improve the streetscape along the popular South Terrace café strip in South Fremantle.

Based on community engagement undertaken last year, the proposed changes are designed to slow traffic and create a more pedestrian-friendly environment in the area between Sydney Street and Little Lefroy Lane.

The concept involves reducing the width of the road, changing the colour of the road surface and widening the footpath, as well as adding new paving, street furniture and trees.

The temporary speed humps in that section of South Terrace will be removed and replaced with one large raised platform.

The changes will encourage drivers to slow down, making it safer for people to cross the street and will increase the amount of alfresco space.

In a community survey conducted through the My Say Freo website in October and November this year almost 73 per cent of respondents said they supported the proposed changes.

Subject to final approval from Main Roads WA, work on the upgrade will begin in early 2018 and is expected to be completed by mid-year. 

For background and further information visit https://mysay.fremantle.wa.gov.au/south-terrace