AFTER five years of planning, the redevelopment of Cantonment Hill will start this month.
This initial phase, estimated to be completed by September, will involve the installation of a nature-based playground, seating and barbeques at Tuckfield Oval and upgrades to parking, pathways and signage.
“This project is one of the largest the city is currently undertaking and includes a range of measures to transform the historically significant Cantonment Hill area into a valuable community space over the next five years,” says Fremantle council parks manager Ryan Abbott.
Mr Abbott said that during construction “the site will be fenced off from the public and minor pedestrian and traffic redirections will occur from time to time”.
He added that reasonable measures were put in place to “minimise the impacts of dust and noise” and that the project is focusing on the “conservation, enhancement and activation of the local heritage listed parklands on Tuckfield Oval, Cantonment Hill reserve and Signal Station reserve”, while also including the “restoration and activation of the Naval Store and Signal Station buildings”.
“The city has consulted widely with local residents and community groups to ensure the best possible outcomes for the broader community,” he said.
by JASMINE KAZLAUSKAS