On May 10 City of Fremantle representatives met with MainRoads to discuss the Hilton Town Centre. MainRoads commissioned a consultant to sketch some extensive street-scape concept plans; including underground power, light poles with banners, sculptural features, themed street furniture, trees, new footpaths, red bitumen and more.
However MainRoads has not yet put aside money for the project, and some measures such as putting high voltage power underground are very expensive. At our next meeting MainRoads will come back with a figure to be complemented by money from the City and hopefully developer contributions. When that happens we will have a sense of how much we can afford to do and be able to begin a proper community consultation process.