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Posted in city of fremantle, parking, retail, Uncategorized by freoview on September 14, 2017

Good news for Fremantle CBD traders and shoppers!

The City of Fremantle will trial free one hour on-street (kerbside) parking at locations in Paddy Troy Mall, William Street, Queen Street and High Street (east) to support local traders during the Kings Square Project construction.

The decision to offer free parking follows a number of meetings Freo City had with traders and representatives of the Fremantle Business Improvement District (BID), to discuss how CoF could support them.

Other priorities identified include additional directional signage, the removal of alfresco fees; and events and activities to continue to attract people to Kings Square during construction

The City will trial the free parking for 12 months and if successful, will extend it throughout the Kings Square renewal which is scheduled for completion by the end of 2019.

 Free parking at these locations is expected to take effect later this month once new signage is installed to reflect the new rules.  Time restrictions will remain in place from 9.00am–5.00pm.


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  1. freoview said, on September 15, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    I agree, Rob. I walk past Lapa several times a day and one hardly sees anyone using the alfresco parklet, even when the National Hotel tables next to it are full.


  2. freoview said, on September 15, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Good to know David. I’ll check it out.


  3. David said, on September 15, 2017 at 10:32 am

    My information is different Roel—–I understand that the bus stop is not returning. The bin has also been removed.

  4. Rob said, on September 15, 2017 at 8:08 am

    The 3 parking bays converted to alfresco dining for Lapa Restaurant next to the National Hotel have hardly ever been used and is a waste of space. I live in the street and if you doubt it check the CCTV. They should be returned to parking for other businesses in High Street. There was never an identified need and is was a Poor decision and has robbed Fremantle of critically located parking bays for years.

  5. freoview said, on September 14, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    I think the bus stop was probably only removed because the busses could not drive there due to the Water Corp work all around Kings Square and that the stops will be reinstated, David.


  6. David said, on September 14, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    On the East side of Fremantle, outside the Vinne’s op shop there are several spots that the signage says bus zone. The bus stop has been removed six or so weeks ago. I assume this area will becoe additional parking when council gets round to this. I am sure local businesses would appreciate extra bays nearby.

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