Pipes for Fremantle

Project goal:

Renew ageing water mains in Fremantle to help secure the reliability of water to customers in Fremantle and the surrounding areas for decades to come.

Delivery date:

Late July 2019 to October 2019 and May 2020 to mid-2020

 

For the most recent project information please see the project updates tab, and for exact locations please see the map on the project stages and schedule tab.

What's happening?

In 2019 and 2020 we will renew 3.2 kilometres of water main in Fremantle. For the most up to date project information, including traffic management, please refer to the project tabs on this page.

Where is this happening?

Pipes will be renewed on the following streets:

Late July 2019 to October 2019

  • Bannister Street, between Pakenham Street to Market Street
  • Collie Street, between Marine Terrace and South Terrace
  • Pakenham Street, between Collie Street and Leake Street
  • Market Street, between High Street and Bannister Street
  • South Terrace, between Bannister Street and Norfolk Street

May 2020 to mid 2020

  • Essex Lane, between Collie Street and Essex Street
  • Essex Street, between Marine Terrace and South Terrace
  • High Street, between Little High Street and Market Street
  • Leake Street, between Pakenham Street and Market Street
  • Marine Terrace, between Cliff Street and Suffolk Street, and Howard Street and Price Street
  • Nairn Street, between Pakenham Street and Market Street
  • Norfolk Street, between Marine Terrace and South Terrace 

Why is this work taking place?

This work is essential in order to maintain our older water mains, and to avoid future bursts and leaks.

Pop up information centre

A Pipes for Fremantle pop up information centre is located at 66 High Street, Fremantle. Members of the project team will be on hand at the shop to discuss the project in detail, answer questions and listen to any concerns the local community and businesses may have.

An open date for the pop up shop will be provided shortly.

Pipes for Fremantle work hours feedback

We want your feedback on the appropriate working hours for this project. Take our survey and gives us your thoughts!

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Contact Us

  • Enquiries requiring immediate action onsite please contact DM Civil Project Manager Grant Craven on 0418 918 216 or Project Engineer Tessa McGrath on 0438 364 426.
  • For general enquiries please contact our Pipes for Perth team, email: pipesforperth@watercorporation.com.au, or phone: (08) 9420 3529

Meeting minutes

Pipes for Fremantle Working Group meeting & actions

Thursday 29 August 2019

Thursday 15 August 2019

Thursday 1 August 2019

Thursday 18 July 2019

Thursday 4 July 2019

Thursday 21 June 2019

10 September 2019

Construction work remains underway on Market Street and South Terrace in the northbound traffic lane between High Street and Sussex Street. This work is expected to be completed by Friday 27 September.

Work on Collie Street and Bannister Street is now complete.

Please follow the traffic management in place accordingly.

Market Street & South Terrace traffic management

3 September 2019

Construction work has started on Market Street and South Terrace. This work will take place in the northbound traffic lane between High Street and Sussex Street and will take about four weeks to complete. Southbound traffic will remain unaffected.

Final road reinstatement work on Collie Street and Bannister Street will continue until Friday 6 September. Both roads will reopen on Saturday 7 September.

Please follow the traffic management in place accordingly.

Map showing road closures and redirects in Fremantle 2 - 7 September 2019

27 August 2019

Construction update

  • Market Street and South Terrace (between High Street and Norfolk Street) - Work will start on Market Street and South Terrace the week of 2 September 2019 and will be carried out Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm.
  • Pakenham Street (between Collie Street and Leake Street) – Work will start late September 2019 and will be carried out Monday to Saturday 7am to 7pm.
  • Bannister Street (between Pakenham Street and Market Street) – Scheduled for completion the week of 2 September 2019.
  • Collie Street (between Marine Terrace and South Terrace) – Scheduled for completion the week 9 September 2019.

Open house

We will have another Open House Information session on Tuesday, 3 September 2019 at our Pop-Up shop at 66 High Street from 4pm-6pm. This is an opportunity for you to seek advice, ask questions, raise concerns and discuss the work. There will be representatives from our project team, the Small Business Development Corporation, and a loss of businesses assessor.

13 August 2019

Construction work started on Collie Street and Bannister Street today. Please note that Collie Street car park will remain open throughout the project.

Open house

We will have another Open House Information session on Tuesday, 3 September 2019 at our Pop-Up shop at 66 High Street from 4pm-6pm. This is an opportunity for you to seek advice, ask questions, raise concerns and discuss the work. There will be representatives from the our project team, the Small Business Development Commission, and a loss of businesses assessor.

9 August 2019

Construction update

Construction work will start the week of Monday 12 August 2019 on Bannister Street and Collie Street. Work will be carried out in the southern lanes.

  • Bannister Street – Week of 12 August to the week of 2 September 2019.
  • Collie Street – Week of 12 August to the week of 9 September 2019.

This work will be carried out Monday – Saturday 7am-7pm.

Market Street and South Terrace – service locating

Work to locate underground services along Market Street and South Terrace is scheduled to take place from the week of Monday 12 August 2019.

  • Tuesday 12 August to Friday 16 August 2019 from 7am to 5pm (week days only)
  • Monday 19 August to Wednesday 21 August 2019 from 8pm to 5am. Noise management plans will be in place during this night work.

Open house

Members of the project team will be visiting businesses on Market Street and South Terrace next week to discuss the work including any planned traffic management.

We will have another Open House Information session on Tuesday, 3 September 2019 at our Pop-Up shop at 66 High Street from 4pm-6pm. This is an opportunity for you to seek advice, ask questions, raise concerns and discuss the work. There will be representatives from the Water Corporation Project Team, the Small Business Development Commission, and a loss of businesses assessor.

The loss of business assessor will be attending to guide you through what kind of information they require for a loss of business claim and how the loss of business claims process works.

The Small Business Development Commission representative will be able to offer their advice on; businesses being impacted by construction work, business marketing, financial management, structure, bookkeeping, strategy, permits, employment, insurance and risk.

24 June 2019

On Thursday 20 June 2019 the Pipes for Fremantle working group met for the first time at the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce. The group consisted of representatives from across the project including the City of Fremantle and the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce. There was much discussion about proposed working hours for the project, signage, security fencing, parking and general promotion of the area while work is underway. The group also discussed at lengths a review of updated streets for renewal in 2019 and 2020. Minutes from the meeting will be available on the project webpage by COB Tuesday 25 June 2019. The working group will next meet 4 July.

To date we've only received a total of 32 responses from customers. Based on this result, last night the working group made the decision to leave the current customer survey open for further feedback. We encourage all customers to vote for your preferred working hours and days for the project. The survey will remain open until midnight Friday 28 June 2019. Thank you to everyone who has participated in the survey to date.

We have now awarded the contract for the first package of work to DM Civil and we will start working with them on their construction schedules. We will share this information with all customers once it becomes available.

Based on feedback from the community and key stakeholders, we've moved some streets for renewal from 2019 to 2020, and some from 2020 to 2019. A reduced scope in 2019 also means we avoid construction work continuing into the summer months.

Streets for renewal mid-July to November 2019

  • Bannister Street, between Pakenham Street to Market Street
  • Collie Street, between Marine Terrace and South Terrace
  • Pakenham Street, between Collie Street and Leake Street
  • Market Street, between High Street and Bannister Street
  • South Terrace, between Bannister Street and Norfolk Street

We'll be in touch with businesses on these streets shortly to discuss next steps.

Streets for renewal March to mid-2020 (months be confirmed)

  • Norfolk Street, between Marine Terrace and South Terrace
  • Essex Lane, between Collie Street and Essex Street
  • Essex Street, between Marine Terrace and South Terrace
  • High Street, between Little High Street and Market Street
  • Leake Street and Cantonment Street, between Pakenham Street and Queen Street
  • Nairn Street, between Pakenham Street and Market Street
  • Marine Terrace, between Cliff Street and Suffolk Street, and Howard Street and Price Street

Please note, the above timings are subject to change.

Construction schedule (see map below)

August to October 2019

  • Bannister Street, between Pakenham Street to Market Street – Complete
  • Collie Street, between Marine Terrace and South Terrace – Complete
  • Pakenham Street, between Collie Street and Leake Street – TBC.
  • Market Street, between High Street and Bannister Street – 2 to 27 September 2019.
  • South Terrace, between Bannister Street and Essex Street – 2 to 27 September 2019.

May 2020 to mid 2020 – dates to be confirmed

  • Essex Lane, between Collie Street and Essex Street.
  • Essex Street, between Marine Terrace and South Terrace.
  • High Street, between Little High Street and Market Street.
  • Leake Street, between Pakenham Street and Market Street.
  • Marine Terrace, between Cliff Street and Suffolk Street, and Howard Street and Price Street.
  • Nairn Street, between Pakenham Street and Market Street.
  • Norfolk Street, between Marine Terrace and South Terrace.

Legend

Orange line depicting work to be completed in 2019 as part of Fremantle - Pipes for PerthWater mains to be replaced in 2019
Purple line depicting work to be completed in 2019 as part of Fremantle - Pipes for PerthWater mains to be replaced in 2020

Map of work area