Cap Strip Closed for Next Three Sundays


The Cappuccino Strip will be closed for three Sundays as part of a new City of Fremantle trial.
The Cappuccino Strip will be closed for three Sundays as part of a new City of Fremantle trial.

TRAFFIC will make way for lounges, street performers and open air dining as the City of Fremantle trials a closure of the popular Cappuccino Strip.

South Terrace will close between Collie and Bannister streets for the next three Sundays 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 of the strip, such as for last weekend’s Fremantle Street Arts Festival, proved to be popular among pedestrians.

“Events like 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.

“It is all about improving what Freo does best and we are excited to set up our alfresco areas on the road with lot of activities and entertainment for young and old,” he said.

Road closures will be in place from 10am to 10pm on April 3, 10 and 17.

Transperth buses will be diverted through Norfolk Street and Parry Street.