South Terrace streetscape improvement

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

Each intersection 'node' will include:

  • Reduced road width to make it safer for people to cross the street.
  • 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.
  • Widened footpath to create a bigger pedestrian area.
  • 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.


Node two (Jenkin Street / South Terrace)

With node one (Little Lefroy Lane) and in-ground drainage works for node two (Jenkin Street) both complete, the streetscape component for node two has now received budget approval. The design inspiration for node two will be 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 and timeline on this page.

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

Each intersection 'node' will include:

  • Reduced road width to make it safer for people to cross the street.
  • 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.
  • Widened footpath to create a bigger pedestrian area.
  • 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.


Node two (Jenkin Street / South Terrace)

With node one (Little Lefroy Lane) and in-ground drainage works for node two (Jenkin Street) both complete, the streetscape component for node two has now received budget approval. The design inspiration for node two will be 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 and timeline on this page.

  • 40km/hr speed zone implemented

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    by Rhiannon,
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    MRWA have implemented the new speed zones, including the speed reduction from 50km/h to 40km/h on South Tce. New signage was installed earlier this month.

    For more information on the changes visit fremantle.wa.gov.au/newspeedzone, or watch this video. You can read the full media release on the City's website here.

  • MRWA approves application for speed reduction

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    by Rhiannon,

    The application for a speed reduction was approved by MRWA in April 2021.

    As part of the 21/22 City of Fremantle budget Council approved streetscape works for node 2 at Jenkin St as well as resurfacing works between Jenkin St and Douro Rd (Area 2).

  • Council decision - Progress Fremantle City Centre speed zone proposal

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    by Rhiannon,

    At their meeting on 11 November 2020 Council accepted the speed zoning proposal for the Fremantle City Centre as well as the South Fremantle area west of Hampton Rd and requested the City progress the application with MRWA.

  • Area one - Resurfacing complete

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    by Rhiannon,
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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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    by Rhiannon,

    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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    by Rhiannon,

    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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    by Rhiannon,

    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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    by Rhiannon,
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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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    by Rhiannon,
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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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    by Rhiannon,

    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.


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