Connect South laneway mural project

News Update 25 January 2019
Connect South Public Art

Detailed designs developed for phase one of the City's Connect South project identify public art opportunities in the Mends Street precinct including four laneway sites for wall murals to activate the streetscape.

The City has recognised synergies with a community-initiated mural project, also proposed for Mends Street, and is bringing the projects together.

The City is working with a community working group made up of stakeholders who have been engaged in consultation around the activation of Mends Street and the Connect South project. The working group and the City’s Connect South team are collaborating to develop ideas and seek support for site opportunities and identify potential artists.

Their work will inform a brief and a shortlist of artists who the City may approach to submit a proposal. Further updates about the mural project will be provided once the shortlist of artists and sites have been confirmed.

Opportunities for community involvement in the mural project include joining the working group or volunteering for an event to celebrate the mural’s completion. Contact the City’s Community Development Project Officer on 9474 0777 to find out more.

Construction of the Connect South project will commence following Australia Day 2019, with the major project set to transform Mends Street to become the gateway to South Perth and a destination for the local community and visitors. 

The first stage of the project will create a vibrant and accessible entry point to Mends Street, the Perth Zoo and greater South Perth. Works will include the development of a piazza on the Mends Street Foreshore and minor upgrades to the northern area of Mends Street, between Mill Point Road and South Perth Esplanade. 

Initial site works will commence on 4 February and will include installation of site offices as well as fencing and hoardings around the site.

Construction is anticipated to be completed in November 2019 at an estimated total project cost of $7.5 million with $2.5 million from Federal Government National Stronger Regions funding and $5 million from the City of South Perth.

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