Cantonment Hill

Plans for Cantonment Hill have been released.                      d435265
Plans for Cantonment Hill have been released.                      d435265

The master plan lays out a series of architectural, landscape and interpretational upgrades and investments that could be included in the historically significant area. However there were concerns raised at Wednesday�s meeting about the scope of some of the ideas.

Councillor Andrew Sullivan said while he believed some of the ideas in the master plan �overshot the mark� it was just a draft and the city had not committed to anything.

The city has already made progress in the reactivation of the area, agreeing to give Fremantle Sea Rescue a lease to operate out of the Signal Station in January.

Fremantle city works manager Lionel Nicholson said the area had great cultural and historical significance to Fremantle and had potential as a community area and tourist attraction.

�The working group was essential in identifying issues and recommending innovative solutions to effectively activate the area for future use,� he said.

�Cantonment Hill requires necessary restoration and upgrade works to preserve the site�s historical significance and improve accessibility for the enjoyment of all visitors.

�The draft concept plans are still in the preliminary design stages and require further consultation to determine the most appropriate final design.�