High Street Upgrade - Stirling Highway to Carrington Street

The upgrade of High Street from Stirling Highway to Carrington Street is designed to improve safety, freight efficiency and the general flow of traffic for all road users travelling into and out of Fremantle.

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Project Update - July 2018

Our July project update is now available. It provides information on the draft concept for the High Street Upgrade, key features of the proposed plan, key dates and answers to some frequently asked questions.

Community feedback

Thank you to the more than 300 people who provided feedback on the draft concept plan.

We’ve created a quick snapshot of the feedback with some key themes and results from the online survey.

Whether you attended a drop in session, went online to complete a survey or provided a submission your comments have been captured and are now being provided to the project team to review and feed into the concept design.

Draft concept plan

We are currently conducting a number of early site investigations and traffic surveys. The traffic surveys will be used to collect data on vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the project area. Foot and vehicle traffic will not be impacted during the surveys.

Throughout May we sought feedback from the community on the draft concept plan via an online survey, community drop-in sessions and letterbox drops.

The feedback and findings are now being collated and will be provided to the project team to review and inform a final concept and scope of works.

Consultation will continue with the City of Fremantle and key stakeholders over the next six months to ensure the upgrade meets the community's needs as much as possible within the space, cost and operational constraints.


The current layout of High Street from Carrington Street to Stirling Highway intersection, provides direct access to several local roads and driveways, resulting in stop-start conditions, heightened safety risks and congestion.

An initial concept, released in 2013, is no longer the preferred option.

Following consultation with the City of Fremantle, and taking into consideration previous feedback from local residents and stakeholders, a new draft concept plan has been developed.

Draft concept plan

The draft concept plan proposes construction of a roundabout at the intersection of High Street and Stirling Highway, a wide median to separate traffic and preserve a number of mature trees, and a single lane service road for residents north of High Street.

To stay up to date with project information please email highstreetupgrade@mainroads.wa.gov.au



Key dates

Note the following dates are subject to change

Community feedback

19 April to 31 May 2018

Concept design phase

Comments and feedback will be considered by the project team. Project updates, including the outcomes of the community engagement will be made available.

June - November 2018

Tender phase

Tender phase will run from January to March 2019. The successful contract is expected to be awarded in by mid-2019.

Construction commences

Early construction works anticipated to begin second half of 2019.

Last Updated: 20 July 2018