Pipes for Fremantle

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WHAT IS PIPES FOR FREMANTLE?

We are renewing the ageing water pipes and drainage networks in Fremantle's CBD. This work is essential in order to future proof the areas water supply, increase the stormwater capacity in the area, and reduce the risk of flooding.

To sign up for weekly project email updates, click here.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Street

Estimated timing

High Street – Henry to Market Street

Thursday 21 May – Sunday 5 July 2020

High Street – Henry to Roundhouse

Wednesday 24 June to week of 27 July 2020

Essex Street

Week of 27 July to Early September 2020

Essex Lane

Week of 27 July to Late August 2020

Leake and Cantonment St

Week of 27 July to Late September 2020

Marine Terrace – Cliff to Essex

Early September to Mid November 2020

Nairn Street

Early September to Late September 2020

Norfolk Street

Early October to Mid November 2020

Marine Terrace – Essex to Suffolk

Early October to Late November 2020

Peter Hughes Drive - Fremantle Port Authority premises (Stage 1)

April to late 2020

Phillimore Street - Public Transport Authority premises (Stage 2A)

Late July to November 2020

Phillimore Street - Market to Pakenham (Stage 2B)

Late July to mid October 2020

Cliff Street - railway line to E-Shed markets (Stage 3)

Late July to late October 2020

Cliff Street roundabout (Stage 4)


TBA

During this period, we will generally work from Monday to Friday between 7.00 am and 5.00 pm.


MAP OF WORK IN FREMANTLE


DRAINAGE UPGRADE MAP

FREMANTLE WATER PERKS

To take part in Fremantle Water Perks to win monthly prizes and support businesses! Visit the dedicated webpage for more information.

POP UP SHOP - 66 HIGH STREET

The Pop Up Shop is open to the public on Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 4pm. Drop in to speak to the Project Team about the project.

HOW TO USE THIS PAGE

Project updates can be found directly beneath this section. For specific information related to businesses, initiatives and Frequently Asked Questions, scroll to the very bottom of this page if viewing on mobile, or navigate through the column to right of this page if viewing on desktop.




WHAT IS PIPES FOR FREMANTLE?

We are renewing the ageing water pipes and drainage networks in Fremantle's CBD. This work is essential in order to future proof the areas water supply, increase the stormwater capacity in the area, and reduce the risk of flooding.

To sign up for weekly project email updates, click here.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Street

Estimated timing

High Street – Henry to Market Street

Thursday 21 May – Sunday 5 July 2020

High Street – Henry to Roundhouse

Wednesday 24 June to week of 27 July 2020

Essex Street

Week of 27 July to Early September 2020

Essex Lane

Week of 27 July to Late August 2020

Leake and Cantonment St

Week of 27 July to Late September 2020

Marine Terrace – Cliff to Essex

Early September to Mid November 2020

Nairn Street

Early September to Late September 2020

Norfolk Street

Early October to Mid November 2020

Marine Terrace – Essex to Suffolk

Early October to Late November 2020

Peter Hughes Drive - Fremantle Port Authority premises (Stage 1)

April to late 2020

Phillimore Street - Public Transport Authority premises (Stage 2A)

Late July to November 2020

Phillimore Street - Market to Pakenham (Stage 2B)

Late July to mid October 2020

Cliff Street - railway line to E-Shed markets (Stage 3)

Late July to late October 2020

Cliff Street roundabout (Stage 4)


TBA

During this period, we will generally work from Monday to Friday between 7.00 am and 5.00 pm.


MAP OF WORK IN FREMANTLE


DRAINAGE UPGRADE MAP

FREMANTLE WATER PERKS

To take part in Fremantle Water Perks to win monthly prizes and support businesses! Visit the dedicated webpage for more information.

POP UP SHOP - 66 HIGH STREET

The Pop Up Shop is open to the public on Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 4pm. Drop in to speak to the Project Team about the project.

HOW TO USE THIS PAGE

Project updates can be found directly beneath this section. For specific information related to businesses, initiatives and Frequently Asked Questions, scroll to the very bottom of this page if viewing on mobile, or navigate through the column to right of this page if viewing on desktop.




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    Construction work on Essex Street, Essex Lane, Leake Street,

    Cantonment Street and Phillimore Street


    As part of essential construction work in Fremantle, Water Corporation’s authorised contractor DM Civil is renewing ageing water pipes and upgrading the stormwater drainage network.

    This work will help secure the area’s water supply for decades to come and improve Fremantle’s stormwater capacity and prevent flooding and damage in the future.

    What is happening?

    Construction work is progressing on Essex Street, Essex Lane and Leake Street.

    Work is expected to start on Cantonment Street Friday 14 August 2020, depending on progress of the project.

    During excavation work on Phillimore Street, crews discovered what is believed to be an old storm drain dating back to the late 1800s or early 1900s. Construction work has stopped while the archaeological structure is being carefully removed under the supervision of an archaeologist. 

    Construction work is expected to recommence during the week of Monday 17 August, depending on the progress of the removal of the archaeological finds. As a result, work along Phillimore Street is expected to be delayed by about four weeks at this stage. We will continue to keep you posted on project timings.

    Work on the pipe renewal and drainage upgrade projects will result in customer and traffic impacts.

    When is this happening?


    Road closure Implications Timeline
    Essex Lane between Collie St and Essex St (partial closure)

    Local access to driveways will now be permitted via Collie Street only.

    This will change as work progresses and Essex Lane will then become accessible via Essex Street only.
    Ongoing to late-August 2020
    Essex St between South Terrace and Marine Terrace (Eastbound lane closed)

    The westbound lane will remain open to allow one-way traffic to continue to enter. 

    The Essex Street and South Terrace intersection is fully closed.

    Local driveway access will be maintained, however there will be a decrease in parking bays. 
    Ongoing to early-September 2020
    Leake St between Market St and Pakenham St (full closure)

    Local traffic and deliveries access will be maintained via Packenham Street. 

    There will be a decrease in on-street parking bays.
    Ongoing to late-September 2020
    Cantonment St between Market St and Queen St (partial closure)

    The westbound lane of Cantonment Street will be closed. 

    Local driveway access will be maintained, with entry via Market Street. 
    14 August to late-September 2020
    Phillimore St between Market St and Pakenham St (full closure)

    Eastbound detour via Pakenham St, Short St and Market St.  

    Westbound detour via Market St, High St and Cliff St.
    Ongoing to mid-October 2020
    Phillimore St between Market St and Pakenham St (partial closure)
    Eastbound lane will remain open. Westbound lane will be detoured via Market St, Short St and Pakenham St.
    Early-October to mid-November 2020

    These timings are subject to change.


    How will this upcoming work impact me?

    • Work will typically take place Monday to Friday and Saturday as required from 7am and 5pm
    • Traffic and pedestrian management will remain in place 24/7. Intersections will remain open and local traffic and deliveries permitted, where possible. Please see the Cantonment Street traffic flow map below for more detail.
    • Footpaths will remain open, where possible. If this is not possible, caution signs and detours will be set up.
    • There will be an increase in noise, dust, vibrations and activity in the area. There will be an increase in noise, particularly Friday 14 August 2020 on Cantonment Street while work is carried out to cut the asphalt. 
    • There will be a decrease in on street parking where construction work is taking place.
    • Driveway access may be temporarily restricted. While essential work is carried out in front premises, driveway access may be temporarily restricted. We will be in touch with customers directly impacted.

    We understand this essential work will impact nearby residents and businesses and apologise for the disruption. We will work closely with you to minimise disruption as much as possible.

    Who to contact?

    ·   Pipes for Fremantle DM Civil Project Engineer Tessa McGrath on 0438 364 426. 

    • Drainage for Fremantle DM Civil Project Manager Scott Feilding on 0439 921 626.
    • To report a fault, emergency or security issue – 13 13 75 (available 24 hours).
    • To speak to someone in-person, please email pipesforperth@watercorporation.com.au to book an appointment in our pop up information centre at 66 High Street. 

    More information


    Traffic Flow Map – Cantonment Street: 

       

    Traffic Flow Map – Phillimore Street full closure: