MORE improvements are in the works for the restored Fremantle Town Hall in Kings Square.
Council is looking into improving the interior, and widening the aisles for wheelchair access in the main auditorium’s dress circle.
It follows on from the award-winning 2017 restoration of the Hall’s exterior, the largest heritage conservation project ever undertaken by the city.
Council are also about to install a state-of-the-art fire suppression system in the Town Hall, which will allow the integration of the 134-year-old building with the new Walyalup Civic Centre.
“…We’ll upgrade the fire detection and alarm system throughout the Town Hall and install a new reticulated fire sprinkler system, upgrade the fire hydrant system and the emergency lighting and modify the doors between the foyer and the auditorium to close during a fire event,” council infrastructure director Graham Tattersall says.
“This will provide a huge improvement in the fire protection for a really important heritage asset for the city.
“It’s an example of how the Walyalup Civic Centre will allow more people to use and enjoy the Town Hall and ensure the Town Hall is preserved for future generations.”
When the Walyalup Civic Centre is completed in a few months, Town Hall patrons will have access to the civic centre’s toilets, the centre’s elevators will provide disability access to the Town Hall’s upper floor, and the civic centre’s entry foyer will serve as a breakout space for events and functions in the hall’s auditorium.