South Terrace will close between Collie and Bannister streets this Sunday and the next as the City trials a car-free, pedestrian-friendly strip.
The City deemed similar closures of the Market Street piazza last year a success. Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said past closures, such as for the Fremantle Street Arts Festival, was popular among pedestrians.
“Events such as the Fremantle Street Arts Festival create such a great atmosphere as they take over the central streets of Freo, turning them into community spaces and car-free promenades that can be enjoyed by everyone,” he said.
“We’ve been asked for years by many local residents, businesses and visitors to close the strip to cars, so we see these temporary closures as a great opportunity to work with local businesses to trial what could potentially turn into more regular weekend closures.”
Dr Pettitt said local businesses were also behind the initiative.
Benny’s Bar and Cafe owner Ivan Dzeba said the closures could enhance Fremantle’s relaxed vibe. Road closures are from 10am to 10pm on April 10 and 17.