The Bounce reporter Nur Ashikin Vira captured a video of the redevelopment using a drone, providing the ultimate view of the oval and Swan River.
The first stage of the transformation of Fremantle’s historic Cantonment Hill area is complete – and today we can show you how it looks from the air.
Tuckfield Oval Parkland, which officially opened on October 12, is one of the jewels of the City of Fremantle’s $9.5 million Cantonment Hill project which is expected to become a major tourist attraction for the port city…
Using a drone, The Bounce has captured the highlights of the parkland project – neat the area’s new ‘Containbow’ – which was designed for children of all ages and abilities and aims to increase recreational opportunities for the community.
The park also features a nature-based playground, barbeques and picnic area, improved footpath, lighting and landscaping with water native plants.
Fremantle councillor Rachel Pemberton said the new park will soon become a much-loved community asset, drawing visitors to see spectacular views over the Swan River.
“The Cantonment Hill has a huge historical significance, from both an Aboriginal and early European perspective, and being will be able to share the stories with all Western Australians is really important,” she said.
The City of Fremantle aims to modernise the buildings and surrounding landscape for community and recapitulate commercial adaptiveness. The development of the project consists of the conservation, enhancement and activation of the local heritage listed parklands – Tuckfield Oval, Cantonment Hill reserve and Signal Station reserve.
“The Signal Station will have a tower build in for the locals to explore the amazing view from the top and there will be cafes and restaurants in it,” Ms Pemberton said.
The project, one the largest undertaken by the City of Fremantle – was designed following extensive consultation with Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Wadjuk traditional owners and local community groups.
Lotterywest supplied $2.2 million grant for the first stage of the initiative.
The second stage, including the Signal Station will start taking shape at the end of this year, with the completed project expected to be unveiled in 2019.
View the Cantonment Hill Project masterplan.