South Terrace streetscape improvement

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We're planning to upgrade six intersections on South Terrace over the coming years to slow traffic and help create a pedestrian friendly environment that supports street life.


Each location will include a reduced road width to make it safer for people to cross the street and removing and replacing temporary speed bumps with a raised platform, surfaced with red asphalt and stencil markings to delineate the section and encourage drivers to slow down. The footpath will also be widened to create a bigger pedestrian area and add new paving, street furniture and trees to create a better space for people.

A map of the proposed works between Douro Road and South Street and the proposed order of completion can be downloaded here or refer to the timeline on this page.



Section two (Jenkin Street / South Terrace)

With location one (Little Lefroy Lane) complete location two (Jenkin Street) is proposed to be carried out in two phases.

  • Phase one in-ground drainage works now complete (replacement of damaged soak wells, installation of new drains).
  • Phase two (streetscape works) - subject to funding. The design inspiration for location two is the mosaic located outside the Meeting Place, part of a community-led bush tucker art project launched in 2008. An early artists impression is included below and you can see the mosaic on the footpath outside the Meeting Place. Detailed streetscape design, incorporating this mosaic inspired artwork, will be shared in further updates.


For more information about this project please read the FAQs.

We're planning to upgrade six intersections on South Terrace over the coming years to slow traffic and help create a pedestrian friendly environment that supports street life.


Each location will include a reduced road width to make it safer for people to cross the street and removing and replacing temporary speed bumps with a raised platform, surfaced with red asphalt and stencil markings to delineate the section and encourage drivers to slow down. The footpath will also be widened to create a bigger pedestrian area and add new paving, street furniture and trees to create a better space for people.

A map of the proposed works between Douro Road and South Street and the proposed order of completion can be downloaded here or refer to the timeline on this page.



Section two (Jenkin Street / South Terrace)

With location one (Little Lefroy Lane) complete location two (Jenkin Street) is proposed to be carried out in two phases.

  • Phase one in-ground drainage works now complete (replacement of damaged soak wells, installation of new drains).
  • Phase two (streetscape works) - subject to funding. The design inspiration for location two is the mosaic located outside the Meeting Place, part of a community-led bush tucker art project launched in 2008. An early artists impression is included below and you can see the mosaic on the footpath outside the Meeting Place. Detailed streetscape design, incorporating this mosaic inspired artwork, will be shared in further updates.


For more information about this project please read the FAQs.

  • Area one - Resurfacing complete

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    We've completed the resurfacing works to South Terrace between South Street and Jenkin Street (Area 1). The works included upgrades to road drainage, improving sight lines at intersections, replacing asphalt footpaths with concrete, upgrading tree pits to ensure better infiltration, planting more trees, replacing damaged infrastructure and resurfacing the road pavement.

  • Council decision - speed reduction and additional node

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    On 27 November 2019, residents of South Fremantle submitted a petition requesting the City of Fremantle: 1. Submit as a matter of urgency an application to Main Roads WA regarding the installation of a permanently reduced speed zone of 40km/h. 2. Provide appropriate funding to fast-track the completion of traffic calming including the removal of the temporary speed humps. During discussion of this Motion at the 11 March FPOL meeting, Council resolved to add a sixth node to South Terrace at Orient St and also improved threshold/gateway treatments at each end of South Terrace.

  • Node two - budget update

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    The streetscape component at section two (Jenkin Street / South Terrace) was not approved for funding in the 2019/20 budget. Completion of section two is subject to future budget approval.

    In the meantime resurfacing on South Terrace (including upgrades to footpaths, kerbs and landscaping) will be completed as part of the co-funded 'complete street' renewal project. This is partly funded through Main Roads WA MRRG Program and Roads to Recovery Program. This renewal program will extend along South Terrace from South Street to the completed 'node' section at Little Lefroy Lane. Keep an eye on the City of Fremantle website for updates on this project.

  • Node two - drainage works complete

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    In-ground drainage works at section two (Jenkin St / South Tce) are now complete. The drainage works included installation of new pipework, replacement of damaged soak wells and installation of new drains. The drainage upgrade is to prepare for the next section of the South Terrace streetscape improvement.

  • Node two - drainage works

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    The site survey for location two will start 27 May and drainage installation is scheduled to commence 29 May. Works are anticipated to finish 21 June. For more information and a map can be downloaded here or from the document library.

  • Node two - update

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    Planning the streetscape

    The design inspiration for location two is the mosaic located outside the Meeting Place, part of a community-led bush tucker art project launched in 2008. An early artists impression is included below and you can see the mosaic on the footpath outside the Meeting Place. Detailed streetscape design, incorporating this mosaic inspired artwork, will be shared in further updates.

    Implementation of the street scaping design is proposed to follow the completion of the drainage works. However this is subject to budget approval for next financial year.

    Drainage works – what to expect

    In the meantime, we’ll be commencing in ground drainage works at the intersection of Jenkin Street and South Terrace, starting on 13 May 2019 and taking up to 6 weeks. Access will be maintained during this time; however, at times traffic may be reduced to one lane.

    Traffic management will be in place at all times to facilitate safe traffic movement. The drainage works will include installation of new pipework, replacement of damaged soak wells and installation of new drains. The drainage upgrade is to prepare for the next section of the South Terrace streetscape improvement.

  • Thank you for your feedback!

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    Thanks to everyone who took the time to share their feedback on location one and ideas for location two of the South Terrace Streetscape Improvement.

    Key topics and ideas raised (both positive and negative) include pedestrian crossing, speed of traffic, trees, white lines, parking, street furniture and speed bumps. You can find this compiled in the feedback report, available here.

    Update on location one – Tactiles have now been installed at location one. The need for line marking is also noted and Main Roads WA are responsible for carrying out line marking at the completion of our works. Main Roads were requested to complete the line marking and we are anticipating installation during March. A loading bay for businesses is proposed along Little Lefroy Lane.

    Location two - We're incorporating your feedback on street furniture, bins, bike racks, trees and shade, tactiles and parking for location two. The City will make the order of works clear and explain the process (e.g. line marking). Another idea is to create an ‘explainer’ to communicate how the new drainage works. An increased focus is already being given to consulting with businesses at the intersection and supplying detailed information in advance, and continuing updates.

    Location two will be completed in two phases. The first is in ground drainage works to prepare for the streetscape improvement and phase two is the streetscape improvement which is subject to funding in the 2019/20 budget.


  • Splash of colour puts finishing touch on South Terrace upgrade

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    A splash of colour has provided the finishing flourish to the City of Fremantle’s streetscape enhancements on the popular South Terrace café strip in South Fremantle.

    The upgrade, between Sydney Street and Little Lefroy Lane, features new road surfaces and footpaths painted in vibrant colours inspired by Fremantle's street art.

    It also includes new bike racks and seating, street trees and drainage improvements. Read more.

  • Node one - final concept plan

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    The upgrade features:

    • new road surfaces and footpaths, painted in vibrant colours, inspired by Fremantle's street art.
    • new bike racks and seating, also in vibrant colours.
    • new street trees. In keeping with the existing street trees, these will be London plane trees.
    • new rubbish bins.
    • new stormwater infrastructure.

    The work will commence end May 2018.


  • South Terrace upgrade approved by council

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    Council approved plans to improve the streetscape along the South Terrace café strip in South Fremantle on 13 December 2017. You can access the council minutes here.

    Subject to final approval from Main Roads WA, work on the upgrade will begin in early 2018 and is expected to be completed by mid-year.