City wins $2.5m in Federal funding for Mends St precinct upgrades

Media Release 6 October 2016
Connect South South Perth Foreshore

Joint media release
City of South Perth
Senator the Hon Fiona Nash
Steve Irons MP

South Perth wins funding from the National Stronger Regions Fund
Stage One of the Connect South project in the electorate of Swan will become a reality after winning funding in Round 3 of the Federal Coalition Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the local projects funded under NSRF Round 3 made a huge difference in their communities.

“I aim to help build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and quality local infrastructure is a big part of that,” Minister Nash said.

“Whether it’s cultural and healthcare facilities, tourism infrastructure or a great sports precinct, I’m proud to be delivering to Swan.

“Some 479 applications were lodged under Round 3 - only the very best were successful.”

Federal Member for Swan Steve Irons said the project in Swan had been approved to receive $2.5 million under round three.

“This is a great result for Swan, considering this was such a hotly contested funding round,” Mr Irons said.

“The Connect South Project: Stage One will deliver an enhanced and invigorated Mends Street precinct. Local people will be able to more easily connect between Mends Street, the South Perth Foreshore and Perth Zoo.”

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said the project would create a positive environment, both economically and socially to support the growth of the South Perth Peninsula and greater region.

“The project is focused on improved access to transport, improved public amenity and greater economic opportunity,” Mayor Doherty said.

A full list of successful round three National Stronger Regions Fund projects will be available on the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development website on Friday, 7 October at

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