Update - Riverside Road upgrade project 

Update September 2020

Powerpoint Presentation (27/08/20) – Landscaping (Tree selection)

Update August 2020

Technical drawings - Landscaping Plans

Update 8 April 2020

Riverside Road Works to commence 14 April 2020

Civcon Civil & Project management will commence the realignment and rehabilitation works on Riverside Road, commencing 14 April 2020.

Download a copy of the latest notification letter, which outlines the works schedule, here

Update 1 April 2020

Riverside Road Works Design Plans Revised 

Upon further review and receipt of additional feedback, the design plans for the Riverside Road project have been amended.

Please click on this link to view the revised plans

Summary of changes

The section from East St to Stirling Bridge has been amended to leave the existing pine tree and speed blister in place, minor modifications have been made in front of the Left Bank to retain the off-loading bays, and provide better delivery access to the Left Bank. The balance of the changes relate to minor alignment modifications to avoid relocating any existing services infrastructure


Update - 27 March 2020

Riverside Road Works Paused Until After Easter

The Town of East Fremantle has postponed important works to Riverside Road in light of restrictions to work practices caused by COVID-19.

Mayor Jim O’Neill said the Town has taken these steps to protect the health and safety of the dedicated professionals contracted by the Town to complete the works, and to ensure the road is not left in an unsuitable state should the nation go into lockdown in the near future.

The works will result in a widening of the bicycle lane, and other improvements that will bring the road up to Australian standards, and will make travelling along Riverside Road safer and more enjoyable for everyone.

Riverside Road is a stunning location, winding as it does along the Swan River, and connecting pedestrians, cyclists and other road users with picnic spots, water access and connections north towards Perth and south towards Fremantle.

The works will recommence on Tuesday, 14 April 2020. 

18 March 2020 - Town appoints Civcon Civil & Project Management P/L

The Town is pleased to advise that Civcon Civil & Project Management P/L has been awarded the contract for the Riverside Road Reconstruction Project.

Download a copy of the Notification Letter including works schedule here

Due to budget constraints the scope of work has been reduced, and the section from Leeuwin carpark to Zephyrs has been deleted.

Works are expected to commence in mid-March 2020, and will have an approximate 10 week construction period.

During construction sections of the road will be closed to allow timely construction. Please be advised that residents and businesses will be provided access to their properties at all times.

Traffic flow will be disrupted during construction works and Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Town would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the substantial funding contribution received from Main Roads WA that made this rehabilitation project possible.

Project Summary

Residents are advised that this project will upgrade approximately 1.5km of Riverside Road from East Street to the Leeuwin (No 1) Carpark. Works will entail:

  • stabilisation and resurfacing of the road pavement
  • upgrading of the kerbing, plantings and traffic management treatments along the route
  • reclaiming approximately 2000m² of riverside/foreshore land for use as public open space

The new design provides an improved level of traffic and pedestrian safety designed to current Austroads road design guidelines and Main Roads WA specifications. The existing slow points and speed humps will be replaced with angled slow points and three new pedestrian refuge island slow points, designed for a reduced passenger car speed of maximum 30kph. The new traffic speed limit will be reduced to a maximum of 40kph from the existing speed limit of 50kph. Additionally, the new road will have a wider bicycle lane for improved cyclist safety, and a new wombat crossing and wider pedestrian refuges to improve pedestrian safety at crossing points.

  • 2/3 of the project funding has been provided by Main Roads WA (MRWA)
  • New intersection works to improve safety and facilitate improved traffic flows at the intersection of Pier Street
  • Riverside Road will be rezoned to 40kph to create a safer environment for pedestrians, cyclists and road users
  • This project will provide appropriately selected street trees and enhance the riverside landscaping
  • The existing road pavement will be reused via foam bitumen stabilisation, which has a minimum design life of 40-years
  • Foam bitumen stabilisation reuses the existing pavement material, eliminating the need for virgin quarry products and reducing the transportation and haulage of carting new materials
  • Foam bitumen stabilisation has a rapid construction period, and will take approximately 7 days to stabilise the full road.  Additional time will be required for other ancillary works.
  • Riverside Road will remain accessible throughout the construction period
  • Asphalt surfacing will be undertaken using polymer modified asphalt where the polymer is specified as TonerPlas
  • TonerPlas uses recycled toners, soft plastics and recycled glass to create a fatigue resistant road surface.  Paving Riverside Road with TonerPlas will use approximately:
    • 800,000 reclaimed plastic bag equivalents
    • 252,000 glass bottle (stubby) equivalents
    • Unused toner from 1900 printer cartridges
    • 20% reclaimed asphalt pavement

Please direct any enquiries to the Town of East Fremantle via phone (08) 9339 9339 or email admin@eastfremantle.wa.gov.au

Project coordinator: Steve Gallaugher (Town of East Fremantle)

Project Manager: Damien Foy (Talis Consultants)