Freo’s iconic South Beach is set to get a facelift

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A plan has been approved by the City of Fremantle to upgrade South Beach’s facilities.

The South Beach Place Plan has been under development for a number of years, with the final stages gaining council approval on July 12.

South Beach, Fremantle

Upgrades within the plan include replacing the toilets and change facility, future-proofing park infrastructure, creating a bespoke playground, increasing native flora, enhancing accessibility, prioritising pedestrian experiences, expanded dog-friendly areas and a yarning circle.

The plan also aims to address the balance between camper vans and other beachgoers, with parking limited to a four hour maximum earlier this year to combat illegal overnight campers.

Criticisms have been levelled at the plan due to the cost of the proposed toilet block and changing rooms, as well as the diminished transport options to South Fremantle caused by the end of the free Fremantle CAT bus service, scheduled to cease later this year.

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