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Posted in city of fremantle, containers, freight, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on May 13, 2017

Media release from the office of W.A. Minister Rita Saffioti:

Options for High Street and Stirling Highway to be developed

  • Upgrade options for Stirling Highway and High Street to be discussed
  • Solution will tackle congestion and improve road safety
  • McGowan Government delivering on election commitment

The McGowan Government is developing a number of options towards addressing traffic concerns along Stirling Highway and High Street.

The State and Commonwealth governments recently reached an agreement on a substantial $2.3 billion road and rail infrastructure package for Western Australia.

As part of the agreement, an amount of $118 million was dedicated to an inherited proposal to upgrade a section of Stirling Highway and High Street, as outlined under the previous government.

The McGowan Government is now keen to work with the City of Fremantle to develop the best solution to address traffic issues in the area.

The investigation of new options is in line with the McGowan Government’s election commitment to deliver a comprehensive alternative to the Perth Freight Link.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti will be meeting with stakeholders in coming weeks to discuss strategies.

Various options for upgrades are being developed and will be presented for discussion with the local council and community in coming months.

Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:

“We understand the community interest in the future of these roads and will be developing options towards relieving congestion and improving safety.

“There will be a range of options considered that will relieve congestion and improve road safety.”

Minister’s office – 6552 5500


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  1. shane braddock said, on May 19, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Hi Roel -in relation to re-establishing High Street –

    “Automobiles are often conveniently tagged as the villains responsible for the ills of cities and the disappointments and futilities of city planning. But the destructive effect of automobiles are much less a cause than a symptom of our incompetence at city building.”

    ― Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

  2. freoview said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    The new Kings Square Project will prevent that from happening as it would be madness to split the square with a road and separate the civic centre from the planned playground with a busy road that would only create more congestion and parking issues in the West End.


  3. w3st3ndr3sid3nt said, on May 15, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    To reactivate the West End, High Street needs to be made continuous again – the current drive into Fremantle is confusing. A new High Street would mean that Market Street is no longer the main drive into Fremantle and allow more pedestrian precincts on the side streets. It would also allow the dangerous right turn intersection at North Fremantle to be closed – making this area more pedestrian friendly and taking some of the traffic off the Queen Victoria Bridge as it degraded.

  4. freoview said, on May 14, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Yes plenty of tunnels in Europe Rob.


  5. Rob Fittock said, on May 14, 2017 at 7:44 am

    spend time studying Elon Musk and his Boring Company or the Gotthard Tunnel and you will do away with boring cheap options surface traffic studies and think outside the box

    upgrades to high/stirling intersection will do sfa to alleviate the source of the problem from the north wharf….or have I mentioned that before

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