Which part of Hilton does this cover?

The Hilton Heritage area is shown in the map below (within green dashed line)


Why do street fences in this area require approval?

Hilton was planned around ‘garden suburb’ principles and is recognised for its open streetscapes and green, leafy character. It is one of only a few examples of ‘Garden City’ planning within the Perth Metropolitan Area, and one of the most intact. 

Because of this the area is identified as a ‘heritage area’ under the City of Fremantle Local Planning Scheme and all front (street) fences in the Hilton Heritage Area require planning approval, regardless of whether they comply.


What are the changes and why are they proposed?

Recently, some community concern has been raised about whether the current rules for front fences in the Hilton Heritage Area strike the right balance between maintaining open streetscapes, and allowing sufficient security, so Council has resolved to review them.

This table summarises the current and proposed policy:


How can I find out more about this proposal?

There are several ways you can find out more or have your say. 

Online - For additional background information on the proposed changes, see the Information Pack and Fencing Options brochure on this page. 

Hard copies - Available at the City of Fremantle customer service counter located at Fremantle Oval (70 Parry Street, Fremantle).

Attend the information session - A community information session with the City’s strategic planning staff is being held:

Date: Saturday 6 July 2019

Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm (drop-in anytime)

Location: Fremantle PCYC, 34 Paget Street Hilton.

Phone or email - Alternatively if you have questions, please feel free to reach out to the City’s Strategic Planning team by contacting Sam Moss, Acting Senior Strategic Planning Officer on 9432 9999 or email planning@fremantle.wa.gov.au