Hilton Town Centre

Consultation has concluded


We're improving the Hilton town centre to make it a better gateway for the hundreds of people who use it every day.


Following community engagement in 2017, we have finalised a concept plan for the Hilton Town Centre that involves five key components:

  1. Changed traffic conditions
  2. Road resurfacing
  3. Footpath and kerb upgrade
  4. New street furniture
  5. New street trees and planting

The upgrades will make it easier to cross South Street safely. We will also create a better space for people with some renewed footpath, street furniture, trees and avenue planting.

$300 000 has been set aside by the state government and the City of Fremantle to complete these works, which will start in April 2018.




For more information, please contact the City of Fremantle on 9432 9999 or email info@fremantle.wa.gov.au.



Before and after look at the proposed upgrade


The City of Fremantle is proposing some changes to the traffic conditions to reduce the number of traffic accidents and streetscape improvements to make Hilton town centre a safer and more welcoming place for everyone.

Compare the existing and proposed conditions on the corner of Victor Street and South Street (click to enlarge)



South Street pedestrian crossing



Corner of Paget Street and South Street





We're improving the Hilton town centre to make it a better gateway for the hundreds of people who use it every day.


Following community engagement in 2017, we have finalised a concept plan for the Hilton Town Centre that involves five key components:

  1. Changed traffic conditions
  2. Road resurfacing
  3. Footpath and kerb upgrade
  4. New street furniture
  5. New street trees and planting

The upgrades will make it easier to cross South Street safely. We will also create a better space for people with some renewed footpath, street furniture, trees and avenue planting.

$300 000 has been set aside by the state government and the City of Fremantle to complete these works, which will start in April 2018.




For more information, please contact the City of Fremantle on 9432 9999 or email info@fremantle.wa.gov.au.



Before and after look at the proposed upgrade


The City of Fremantle is proposing some changes to the traffic conditions to reduce the number of traffic accidents and streetscape improvements to make Hilton town centre a safer and more welcoming place for everyone.

Compare the existing and proposed conditions on the corner of Victor Street and South Street (click to enlarge)



South Street pedestrian crossing



Corner of Paget Street and South Street




Consultation has concluded
  • Hilton Town Centre Opening

    11 months ago
    Hilton opening

    Join us to celebrate the Hilton Town Centre improvements at this free event. You can also speak to the project team and give your feedback on the changes.


    Join us to celebrate the Hilton Town Centre improvements at this free event. You can also speak to the project team and give your feedback on the changes.


  • Council approves plan to improve Hilton Town Centre

    by Admin, over 1 year ago


    Following community feedback the proposed changes approved by Council in November 2017 were:

    1. Prevent vehicles turning right out of Paget Street and Victor Street on to South Street. The number of accidents involving vehicles attempting this manoeuvre is disproportionately high.
      NOTE: existing traffic counts and speed checks of the alternative routes are currently being established. If the project is approved by Main Roads, traffic counts will be carried out again to assess the impact of traffic on other streets (Ethlewyn Street, Noel Street, Victor Street, Hughes Street, Paget Street, Lee Avenue, Gallop Street and Rennie Crescent) and assess whether further traffic calming or other safety improvements on surrounding local roads may be required as a result of this project.

    2. Improve signage to make drivers aware of the crossing and encourage them to slow down while driving through the town centre.
    3. Improve street lighting at the pedestrian crossing.

    4. Improve ramps at Paget Street and Victor Street to make it easier and safer for people with prams, wheelchairs and mobility issues to cross the street.

    5. Introduce a different colour asphalt roadway to delineate Hilton town centre.

    6. Remove the steel mesh fence on South Street and add new landscaping and street furniture to improve the public space.



    Following community feedback the proposed changes approved by Council in November 2017 were:

    1. Prevent vehicles turning right out of Paget Street and Victor Street on to South Street. The number of accidents involving vehicles attempting this manoeuvre is disproportionately high.
      NOTE: existing traffic counts and speed checks of the alternative routes are currently being established. If the project is approved by Main Roads, traffic counts will be carried out again to assess the impact of traffic on other streets (Ethlewyn Street, Noel Street, Victor Street, Hughes Street, Paget Street, Lee Avenue, Gallop Street and Rennie Crescent) and assess whether further traffic calming or other safety improvements on surrounding local roads may be required as a result of this project.

    2. Improve signage to make drivers aware of the crossing and encourage them to slow down while driving through the town centre.
    3. Improve street lighting at the pedestrian crossing.

    4. Improve ramps at Paget Street and Victor Street to make it easier and safer for people with prams, wheelchairs and mobility issues to cross the street.

    5. Introduce a different colour asphalt roadway to delineate Hilton town centre.

    6. Remove the steel mesh fence on South Street and add new landscaping and street furniture to improve the public space.


  • Consultation concluded

    by Admin, over 1 year ago

    Many thanks to the residents and business owners who recently completed the survey to help us plan for a safer and more pleasant pedestrian environment in the Hilton town centre.

    We received 33 responses to the survey that gave us some great information about how the proposed changes to the traffic conditions would affect local residents and businesses, what landscaping style you think is most suited to the town centre and how supportive you are of the proposed changes overall.

    This is what you told us:

    • 13 people told us they strongly support all changes, 13 people told us they support most changes, 5 said they support some changes but not others, and 2 said they do not support any changes.
    • The proposal to prevent vehicles turning right out of Paget Street and Victor Street was the most contentious proposal, with 16 people opposed to the idea, 15 people supportive, and 2 neutral in their response. Of the 16 responses that opposed the proposal to prevent vehicles turning right out of Paget Street and Victor Street: 2 gave the reason that it was due to inconvenience, 9 said that it was because of concerns of the impact it would have on moving traffic on to adjoining streets, 2 cited both of the aforementioned reasons and 2 were concerned about the potential impact to business.
    • Planting, trees and bike racks were the most preferred amenity improvements to the town centre.

    You can read the report here.

    In response to residents' concerns about proposed changes to the traffic conditions on Paget Street and Victor Street, existing traffic counts and speed checks of the alternative routes are currently being established. If the project is approved, we will check the traffic counts again to assess the impact of traffic on other streets, including Ethlewyn Street,Noel Street, Victor Street, Hughes Street, Paget Street, Lee Avenue, Gallop Street and Rennie Crescent. This will allow the City to assess the impact and determine if further traffic calming and budget allowances are required in future financial years.

    A report will be presented to the Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee on Wednesday 8 November 2017 and council on Wednesday 22 November 2017.

    We are recommending all proposals in the consultation be supported for delivery this financial year. Council will be asked to approve the changes as proposed below and acknowledge potential provision in the 2018-19 budgets for further traffic calming or other safety improvements on surrounding local roads that may be required as a result of this project (Ethlewyn Street, Noel Street, Victor Street, Hughes Street, Paget Street, Lee Avenue, Gallop Street and Rennie Crescent) following further assessments, to be applied for through the budget approval process.

    You can read the report to the Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee here.

    You can attend the committee or council meeting if you would like to address elected members or observe the meeting. Both meetings commence at 6.00 pm in council chambers.


    Many thanks to the residents and business owners who recently completed the survey to help us plan for a safer and more pleasant pedestrian environment in the Hilton town centre.

    We received 33 responses to the survey that gave us some great information about how the proposed changes to the traffic conditions would affect local residents and businesses, what landscaping style you think is most suited to the town centre and how supportive you are of the proposed changes overall.

    This is what you told us:

    • 13 people told us they strongly support all changes, 13 people told us they support most changes, 5 said they support some changes but not others, and 2 said they do not support any changes.
    • The proposal to prevent vehicles turning right out of Paget Street and Victor Street was the most contentious proposal, with 16 people opposed to the idea, 15 people supportive, and 2 neutral in their response. Of the 16 responses that opposed the proposal to prevent vehicles turning right out of Paget Street and Victor Street: 2 gave the reason that it was due to inconvenience, 9 said that it was because of concerns of the impact it would have on moving traffic on to adjoining streets, 2 cited both of the aforementioned reasons and 2 were concerned about the potential impact to business.
    • Planting, trees and bike racks were the most preferred amenity improvements to the town centre.

    You can read the report here.

    In response to residents' concerns about proposed changes to the traffic conditions on Paget Street and Victor Street, existing traffic counts and speed checks of the alternative routes are currently being established. If the project is approved, we will check the traffic counts again to assess the impact of traffic on other streets, including Ethlewyn Street,Noel Street, Victor Street, Hughes Street, Paget Street, Lee Avenue, Gallop Street and Rennie Crescent. This will allow the City to assess the impact and determine if further traffic calming and budget allowances are required in future financial years.

    A report will be presented to the Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee on Wednesday 8 November 2017 and council on Wednesday 22 November 2017.

    We are recommending all proposals in the consultation be supported for delivery this financial year. Council will be asked to approve the changes as proposed below and acknowledge potential provision in the 2018-19 budgets for further traffic calming or other safety improvements on surrounding local roads that may be required as a result of this project (Ethlewyn Street, Noel Street, Victor Street, Hughes Street, Paget Street, Lee Avenue, Gallop Street and Rennie Crescent) following further assessments, to be applied for through the budget approval process.

    You can read the report to the Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee here.

    You can attend the committee or council meeting if you would like to address elected members or observe the meeting. Both meetings commence at 6.00 pm in council chambers.


  • Proposal to upgrade Hilton Town Centre

    by Admin, over 1 year ago

    The dominance of traffic has led to South Street acting as a barrier that divides Hilton town centre, creating an unpleasant and unsafe pedestrian environment.

    We’re working with Main Roads WA and the Department of Transport to make the intersection at South Street, Paget Street and Victor Street safer. Our plan has six proposals to make it safer for people to cross South Street, reduce the number of traffic accidents and improve the public space.

    1. Prevent vehicles turning right out of Paget Street and Victor Street on to South Street.

    2. Improve signage to make drivers aware of the crossing and encourage them to slow down while driving through the town centre.

    3. Improve street lighting at the pedestrian crossing.

    4. Improve ramps at Paget Street and Victor Street to make it easier and safer for people with prams, wheelchairs and mobility issues to cross the street.

    5. Introduce a different colour asphalt roadway to delineate Hilton town centre.

    6. Remove the steel mesh fence on South Street and add new landscaping and street furniture to improve the public space.

    For more information on this project please read the FAQ.


    The dominance of traffic has led to South Street acting as a barrier that divides Hilton town centre, creating an unpleasant and unsafe pedestrian environment.

    We’re working with Main Roads WA and the Department of Transport to make the intersection at South Street, Paget Street and Victor Street safer. Our plan has six proposals to make it safer for people to cross South Street, reduce the number of traffic accidents and improve the public space.

    1. Prevent vehicles turning right out of Paget Street and Victor Street on to South Street.

    2. Improve signage to make drivers aware of the crossing and encourage them to slow down while driving through the town centre.

    3. Improve street lighting at the pedestrian crossing.

    4. Improve ramps at Paget Street and Victor Street to make it easier and safer for people with prams, wheelchairs and mobility issues to cross the street.

    5. Introduce a different colour asphalt roadway to delineate Hilton town centre.

    6. Remove the steel mesh fence on South Street and add new landscaping and street furniture to improve the public space.

    For more information on this project please read the FAQ.