About Hilton

Hilton is a garden suburb with wide verges and houses set back from the street creating a vision of green open space.  Numerous large trees populate the suburb, both as street trees and in parks and private gardens.  There are  five parks in Hilton:  Hilton Park, Grigg Park, Griffiths Park, Moorni Boorn (Black Stump) Park and Collick Street Playground.

Hilton gained its name from being the town on the hill, one of the highest points in the Fremantle area.  It was created in the 1950s as a home for workers in the factories of what is now O’Connor.  The end of WWII saw a rapid increase in the population with returning soldiers and many European immigrants needing housing.  Many Hilton homes still standing today arrived in boxes from Austria as completely prefabricated houses.   The suburb consists largely of  homes built in the 1950s and 60s.

Because of its unique heritage and garden suburb status, Hilton is covered by the Hilton Planning Policy which prohibits most home demolitions and governs new buildings and renovations.  Builders and home owners need to be aware of the policy before commencing works.  The City of Fremantle can provide further information.

Hilton has a varied population of many cultures from young families to retired seniors, and a strong community spirit.  It consists of approximately 1600 homes bordered mainly by Carrington Street, Winterfold Road, Stock Road and South Street.  There is also a section extending beyond South Street.  It is serviced by shops on South Street and a coffee shop and deli in Paget Street.

The Fremantle PCYC makes its home in Hilton on Paget Street next to the Progress Hall, both of which are being extensively renovated this year.  There is also a Medical Centre next to the PCYC.

Hilton Primary School has a large property bounded by Rennie Crescent and has been in existence for 60 years.  It is an excellent school attended by many local residents.  There is also a Pre-Primary and Kindergarten.

Hilton Harvest Community Garden is a recent addition to the suburb, utilising school land on Rennie Crescent south of the oval.  It has also become a centre for community gatherings such as the recent twilight fair.


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