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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We will soon be conducting 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.

We continue to seek feedback on the draft concept plan. Feedback can be provided in a number of ways, with the online survey open until Thursday 31 May, and paper surveys available at the City of Fremantle Library until Thursday 31 May.

High Street Upgrade Drop-in Sessions took place at Stackwood on 30 April and 10 May with the events well attended and valuable feedback provided by the community that will be used to inform the preliminary design.

Have your say

Consultation is now underway with the City of Fremantle and we will be speaking with key stakeholders, local community groups and residents, together with the freight industry to develop and refine a final concept and scope of works.

We are now inviting feedback on the draft concept plan through our online survey.

You can also comment at the City of Fremantle Library, where the concept plan will be on display and feedback forms will be available from Monday 7 May.

Or, visit us at the High Street Upgrade Drop-in Sessions where you can you speak to project team members about the upgrade.

  • Stackwood, 10 Stack Street, Fremantle:
    • Monday 30 April, 4pm to 7pm
    • Thursday 10 May, 3pm to 6pm

After the survey closes on Thursday 31 May 2018 the feedback will be collated and considered during the concept design phase.

The concept design phase is expected to take up to six months, to ensure the upgrade meets the community’s needs as much as possible within the space, cost and operational constraints. We will provide the final plans and the result of your feedback at this time.


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

Draft concept plan is available for comment

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: 17 May 2018