Project goal:

Replace the ageing storm water drainage network in Fremantle.

Status:

In progress

Delivery Date:

Phillimore Street - May to December 2020 and May to November 2021

Cliff Street - TBC

What's happening?

We are currently upgrading the stormwater drainage network around Phillimore Street in Fremantle.

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Where is this happening?

  • Phillimore Street - Drainage will be renewed from the Phillimore Street and Market Street intersection, along Phillimore Street to the Phillimore Street and Pakenham Street intersection and between Phillimore Street  and the sea at Victoria Quay, connecting via tunnel under the railway lines and car park. This will be a total of about 335 metres of new storm water drainage.

  • Cliff Street - Drainage will be renewed from near the intersection of Phillimore Street and Cliff Street and crosses into Victoria Quay, connecting via tunnel under the railway lines. The new stormwater drain will be about 177 metres in length

When is this happening?

Phillimore Street work will take place between May and December 2020 and May and November 2021.

Cliff Street work will take place in a future year, we will update the community in due course regarding the timing of this work.

Why is this taking place?

To increase Fremantle’s stormwater drainage transfer and storage capacity, and prevent flooding and damage in the future.

How will this impact the community?

Road closures and detours
There will be traffic management in place to minimise health and safety risks. Some roads will be partially closed temporarily to accommodate the work. Detours will be in place and you will be notified in advance.

Noise, dusty and increase in activity
Unfortunately, as with any construction activities, there will be an increase in noise, dust and activity throughout the works. Machinery, including generators, excavators and cranes will be on site. We will work closely with surrounding residents and businesses to minimise disruption as much as possible.

Environmental and historical heritage
We acknowledge the environmental and historical heritage in the area and are committed to protecting all flora, fauna and historical heritage sites throughout the work. We have engaged an environmental specialist and archaeologist who   will work closely with the project team throughout the work.

Reinstatement of impacted areas
All areas impacted throughout the work will be reinstated to as close to the original condition as possible.


We appreciate your cooperation and understanding while this essential work is carried out, and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Contact us

Community Engagement

Phone icon 13 13 85

Email icon community.engagement@watercorporation.com.au