Facelift for terminal
FREMANTLE Passenger Terminal has a fresh look.
The $3.25 million upgrade includes changes to the ground floor foyer, a steel and glass central canopy, repainted facade, and new signage and banners.
The terminal, which is expected to service 60,000 cruise passengers in the 2018-19 financial year, first opened in 1960.
Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said the cruise sector was becoming increasingly important in WA’s tourism industry.
“For example, the cruise ship in Fremantle today, Seven Seas Mariner, is a sixstar ship bringing 560 tourists to four WA ports during a circumnavigation of Australia,” Mr Papalia said.
“The upgrades at Fremantle, Broome and Geraldton ports will see the Sun Princess homeport in Perth for the 2019-20 season, injecting $32 million into the state’s economy and generating a 100 per cent increase in cruise ship guests sailing from WA compared with last season.”
Fremantle MLA Simone McGurk said the terminal was the step-off point for visitors to the community.
“It is a significant landmark for Fremantle,” she said.
“These upgrades have brought a much-needed facelift to this local institution and will help ensure cruise passengers get the best possible first impression of Fremantle.”
Ports Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the upgrade aimed to attract more cruises to WA.