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High Street Upgrades after the Perth Freight Link

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on April 11, 2017


I don’t often reblog articles but this one from Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt is important.

City of Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt's Blog

The killing off of the PFL and the ALP’s commitment to the outer harbour and potentially capping the Fremantle inner harbour has rendered the previously proposed major upgrades to High Street and Stirling Hwy Fremantle as potentially  overly intrusive and expensive.

With this in mind the Fremantle Council is looking to work with our community to push for an immediate, lower cost, interim solution that improves resident amenity, safety and performance. This should  obviously include the key pinch point – the intersection of High Street and Stirling Hwy – which need to be upgraded ASAP to a level currently provided on other parts of the existing freight route such as the Stock Rd and Leech Hwy intersection.

The recent slow growth in containers number means that there is time to do a full investigation into the proposed outer harbour before committing to any major upgrades to this area that would have multiple flow-on impacts…

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  1. Rob Fittock said, on April 12, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    a fluffy idealistic dreamtime story until a realistic solution is found for the north of the river wharf….the heart and soul of the working port

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