PARKING in the City of Fremantle is expected to become a little easier next year with 155 bays to be added to the former Stan Reilly Centre around April.
The centre near the intersection of Parry Street and South Terrace was demolished last week as part of the City’s $1 million Integrated Transport Strategy.
Mayor Brad Pettitt said the new carpark would provide a temporary measure while working on the redevelopment of Fremantle Oval.
“This project will take an under-utilised site and turn it into a valuable asset for the community while we undertake more detailed planning for the redevelopment of Fremantle Oval, which will also include more public parking,” he said.
“A key element of the strategy is proving more accessible parking on the edge of the Fremantle CBD.”
A spokesman for the project said most of the materials used in the demolition would be recycled.
“Metals like steels, aluminium will be sent to St Pat’s for reuse,” he said.
The Heritage Wall along South Terrace will be retained and protected and 21 non-native trees will be removed and replaced with 45 native trees.
The proposed fees for the carpark will be $2.20 per hour with a maximum of $11 per day.
No decision has been made about parking incentives at this stage a spokesman for the council said.