Fremantle drainage work

We are replacing ageing storm water drainage in Fremantle

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Project goal:

Replace ageing storm water drainage in Fremantle


Commencing soon

Delivery Date:

March to October 2020

What’s happening?

We will soon begin work to renew storm water drainage on Phillimore Street and Cliff Street in Fremantle.

Where is this happening?

  • Phillimore Street - Drainage will be renewed from the south west of Fremantle Train Station on Phillimore Street to the sea at Victoria Quay, connecting via tunnel under the railway lines and car park. This will be a total of about 334 metres of new stormwater 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

Why is this taking place?

This will improve the capacity of the drainage to store and convey stormwater which will prevent flooding and damage to infrastructure in the future.

When is this taking place?

This work will be taking place from March to October 2020.

How will this impact the community?

There will be traffic management in place to minimise health and safety risks. Some roads might be temporarily closed to accommodate works. 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 is committed to protecting all flora, fauna and historical heritage sites throughout the work. We have engaged an environmental specialist and archaeologist which we will work closely 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.

Other work in the area: Pipes for Fremantle
In 2020, we will be continuing the Pipes for Fremantle project, completing the water pipe renewal in Fremantle to help secure the safety and reliability of Fremantle’s water supply. You can keep up to date and involved in the project by signing up via the Pipes for Fremantle project page.

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

Who can I contact? 

For enquiries please contact Water Corporation Senior Community Engagement Advisor Ingrid Cumming on (08) 9420 3190 weekdays during business hours. Alternatively, email

To report a fault, emergency or security issue, please call 13 13 75 (24 hours).

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