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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Public Comment - Environmental Review Document

On 6 November 2018, the Environment Protection Authority determined that a public environmental review will be held.

As part of the environmental approvals process, we are releasing an Environmental Review Document for a five week public comment period from Monday 17 December 2018. Public submissions are to be made to the EPA website.

Submissions close on 18 January 2019.

Expression of Interest and Noise Walls

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.

See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information

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.


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: 17 December 2018