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.

Latest news

On 19 October 2018, we called for expressions of interest from industry as the first step in engaging a contractor to design and deliver the High Street Upgrade.

We have also progressed the noise assessment process. In line with the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) Road and Rail Noise Policy (State Planning Policy 5.4), we undertook noise monitoring within the project area in June 2018.

The results have determined the project will include noise mitigation measures and a noise wall map has now been prepared.

Noise walls are provided where noise modelling shows that residential properties are likely to experience high levels of traffic noise within the project area (as defined under WAPC SPP 5.4). Noise walls are not provided where commercial or public open spaces interface the road corridor.

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Updated Concept Plan - August 2018

An extensive community and stakeholder program has informed the concept design. It now features two new underpasses for pedestrian and cyclist connectivity, modifications to the roundabout design to improve traffic flows and new parking facilities to ease pressures at the local netball facility.

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.

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.

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 November 2018 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: 02 November 2018