Have your say on road plan
A CONCEPT plan for High Street between Stirling Highway and Carrington Street is now open for community consultation.
At the centre of the plan is a roundabout at the intersection with Stirling Highway, as well as widening the High Street median to separate traffic and trees.
The project is estimated to cost $118 million and create 700 jobs.
Ms Saffioti said the modified plan was created in consultation with the City of Fremantle.
“The original plan was agreed upon by the previous government but we have modified it,” she said.
“The plan is to improve the safety of the local area, including amending the grades of the road.
“This project had been 10 years in the making and further discussion is needed over carparks near the netball courts.”
Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said the balance between freight efficiency and safety would be met under the plan.
“The Royal Fremantle Golf Course will most likely lose a tee but ultimately it won’t lose any of its ratings and plan to improve the driving range,” he said.
“Parking will also be a challenge in this area but the key aspect of the project was to make it safer to stop kids running across the road.”
Rethink the Link and the Western Harbour Alliance co-ordinator Kim Dravnieks said the group congratulated the Government for making moves to begin the project.
“I would like to see the project moved quickly to get the diesel freight outside suburban areas,” she said.
“The project is not easy with the consideration of the netball courts.
“All of these aspects need to be looked at and local residents will make public comment.”
It is estimated the High Street upgrade will create 700 jobs.