FREMANTLE Passenger Terminal is undergoing a $3 million refurbishment due to be completed this year in time for the 2018-2019 cruise season.
The outside refurbishment will include a central canopy, repainted facade, updated signage, new flagpoles and banners.
The ground floor foyer will receive an upgrade along with new security screens and modern furniture in the transit area.
Premier Mark McGowan said the cruise sector was an increasingly important sector for WA.
“It services international and domestic markets and creates opportunities to showcase the state and make strong contributions to the economy,” he said.
“Having frequented many ports in my life, they really are the gateway destination so it’s essential WA has an inviting and comfortable passenger terminal.”
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the works planned by Fremantle Ports for the terminal would improve the passenger experience.
“The Fremantle Passenger Terminal, although designed for an earlier era has the berthing to handle very large cruise shops and space for servicing large numbers of passengers,” she said.
“Making it easier for cruise passengers to access the terminal is also important to achieving better links with the Fremantle CBD and Station will be part of our further play for Victoria Quay.”
The work has State Heritage approval and will begin this month.