(5/9/2017) Stan Reilly carpark coming soon
A $1 million project that will deliver around 155 much-needed new parking bays in the Fremantle city centre is about to get underway.
Fences have gone up around the Stan Reilly Centre, near the intersection of Parry Street and South Terrace, ahead of its demolition later this month.
Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said demolition could take up to six weeks, with the new carpark expected to be open early next year.
“A key element of our Integrated Transport Strategy is providing more easily accessible parking on the edge of the Fremantle CBD,” Mayor Pettitt said.
“These new bays will be a welcome and convenient addition to the approximately 5000 city centre parking bays already available.
“This project will take an under-utilised site and turn it into a valuable asset for the community while we undertake more detailed planning of the redevelopment of Fremantle Oval, which will also include more public parking.”
The Stan Reilly Centre was built in the early 1970s. It was used as aged-care centre and emergency accommodation by St Pats, but has been vacant since June this year.
Traffic disruption will be kept to a minimum but for safety reasons some lane closures will be necessary at times during the project. Updates will be available on the projects section of the website.
The City will be monitoring the site to ensure contractors minimise noise and dust. Work will be carried out from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday to avoid disruption during busy periods on the weekends.
For safety carpark 16, next to the entrance to Fremantle Oval, will be closed on weekdays during demolition but will remain open on weekends.
A specialised asbestos removal contractor will be engaged to remove all asbestos from the Stan Reilly building before demolition begins. An independent certified supervisor will inspect all controls before asbestos removal starts and will conduct airborne control sampling during removal.
The heritage wall along South Terrace will be retained and protected during demolition. Twenty one non-native trees will be removed from the site but they will be replaced by approximately 45 new native trees once the carpark is complete.
An alternative parking area for tour buses will be available on Essex Street.