(17/10/17) Have your say on Hilton Town Centre
Hilton residents have until the end of the week to comment on a plan to upgrade the Hilton town centre.
The draft concept plan aims to make the section of South Street which runs through the Hilton shopping area feel more like a traditional town centre by slowing traffic to create a safe and welcoming place for everyone.
The plan includes preventing vehicles from turning right out of Paget Street and Victor Street on to South Street. In the past five years, twenty vehicles have crashed attempting this manoeuvre.
There will also be improved signage and lighting to make drivers more aware of the pedestrian crossing across South Street, improved ramps at Paget Street and Victor Street to make it easier for prams and wheelchairs, a different colour asphalt roadway to delineate Hilton town centre and new landscaping and street furniture.
The project is being funded through $250,000 from the state government’s Local Projects, Local Jobs Program and $50,000 from the City of Fremantle.
City staff will be at the Hilton precinct meeting at 6:45pm tonight at the Fremantle PCYC to present the plan and answer questions.
The feedback from residents will be used to refine the final concept plan to be presented to council in November 2017.
Residents can have their say at https://mysay.fremantle.wa.gov.au/