Connect South construction works: 18-24 February

News Update 15 February 2019
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After years of planning and development, the City's Connect South project has entered the construction phase 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.

Construction works

Works will mainly be confined to the hours of 7am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, although it may occasionally be necessary to work outside these hours for specific reasons. 

Construction works from 18-24 February 2019 will include:

  • the continuation of demolition works
  • earthworks
  • temporary road pavement construction
  • drainage installation
  • installation of electrical conduits
  • to facilitate some of these works the playground at the bottom of Mends Street, to east of the project site on South Perth Foreshore will be temporarily closed. The closest alternative playground is located approximately 350 metres to the east at the Scented Garden in Sir James Mitchell Park. The City apologises for any inconvenience.
  • contractor MG Group will ensure the site is kept secure and that dust and noise is minimised during construction.

Parking and road access

  • Traffic will be managed throughout the project
  • Mends Street will be reduced to one north bound lane only
  • Bi-directional traffic movements will be maintained on South Perth Esplanade
  • Access to properties and businesses will be maintained
  • A number of parking bays on South Perth Esplanade will be restricted to facilitate the works
  • Occasional road closures to facilitate key works 

The City understands that these works may be disruptive and we thank the community and all stakeholders for their understanding and cooperation during the construction works of this important revitalisation project.

Project background

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 an active pedestrian-friendly piazza on the Mends Street Foreshore and minor upgrades to the northern area of Mends Street, between Mill Point Road and South Perth Esplanade.  

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.  

For further project details visit the Connect South project page of the City's website. 

Contact us

For more information, please contact the City.