Main Roads WA 'Swan River Crossings' Fremantle Traffic Bridge Consultation

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Main Roads WA 'Swan River Crossings' project involves replacing the deteriorated Fremantle Traffic Bridge with a new solution that considers future needs for road, rail, walking, cycling and boating.

The City of Fremantle encourages all who are impacted by or interested in this project to take part in the Main Roads WA (MRWA) 'Swan River Crossings' consultation opportunities.

A community survey is open for contributions on the WA Department of Transport's 'My Say Transport' website until 20 September 2020 at www.mysaytransport.wa.gov.au/swan-river-crossings

MRWA is also holding community drop-in sessions on Monday 17 August, 29 August (heritage and design focus) and 2 September (heritage and design focus). Register to attend at: www.mainroads.wa.gov.au



Background

At the Ordinary Council meeting on 24 June 2020 Council welcomed the Federal and State funding commitment of $230m for the Swan River Crossing project, a project that will see major infrastructure delivered that will have an asset life in excess of 100 years. Council also:

  • Adopted a set of design principles to assist with the City’s analysis and feedback to Government as the project unfolds and develops. The principles span long-term strategic planning, alignment and connection, design excellence, heritage, aboriginal significance of the river crossing / location, public realm and place.
  • Requested MRWA commence community engagement as soon as possible, and that this engagement process includes a full and transparent evaluation of design options and bridge alignments that respond to the principles noted above.
  • Requested MRWA determine a final position on the various aspects of the Swan River Crossing in light of the comments and results that arise during the community engagement process.

You can read the minutes in full on the City of Fremantle website here.

Main Roads WA 'Swan River Crossings' project involves replacing the deteriorated Fremantle Traffic Bridge with a new solution that considers future needs for road, rail, walking, cycling and boating.

The City of Fremantle encourages all who are impacted by or interested in this project to take part in the Main Roads WA (MRWA) 'Swan River Crossings' consultation opportunities.

A community survey is open for contributions on the WA Department of Transport's 'My Say Transport' website until 20 September 2020 at www.mysaytransport.wa.gov.au/swan-river-crossings

MRWA is also holding community drop-in sessions on Monday 17 August, 29 August (heritage and design focus) and 2 September (heritage and design focus). Register to attend at: www.mainroads.wa.gov.au



Background

At the Ordinary Council meeting on 24 June 2020 Council welcomed the Federal and State funding commitment of $230m for the Swan River Crossing project, a project that will see major infrastructure delivered that will have an asset life in excess of 100 years. Council also:

  • Adopted a set of design principles to assist with the City’s analysis and feedback to Government as the project unfolds and develops. The principles span long-term strategic planning, alignment and connection, design excellence, heritage, aboriginal significance of the river crossing / location, public realm and place.
  • Requested MRWA commence community engagement as soon as possible, and that this engagement process includes a full and transparent evaluation of design options and bridge alignments that respond to the principles noted above.
  • Requested MRWA determine a final position on the various aspects of the Swan River Crossing in light of the comments and results that arise during the community engagement process.

You can read the minutes in full on the City of Fremantle website here.