The State Government plans to spend US$3 million for upgrading Fremantle Passenger Terminal in order to attract more cruisers and boost tourism.
However, according to Fremantle's Mayor, it did not go far enough, and no starting date was scheduled for wider overhaul of South Quay into tourism precinct. The outside of the famous, heritage-listed building will be repainted, the foyer modernised and the entrance upgraded.
Ahead of the last election, Mr.McGowan committed the Labor Government to developing "world class tourism precinct and cruise ship terminus" at South Quay, which was estimated to create 18,000 jobs.
According to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti, a lot of work was being done on that, along with planning for new outer harbour in Kwinana by Wesport Taskforce.
There was still no date as to when holding yards for imported cars located at South Quay would be shifted and the restaurants and hotels would be built as part of the waterfront tourist development.
The refurbishment of the 1960s passenger terminal is due to be finished in about 6 months.