Connect South construction works: July 2019

News Update 28 June 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.


Parking is available on Mends Street and at South Shore Shopping Centre underground car park, accessible South Perth Esplanade. Parking is also available at Mends Street Arcade which can be accessed via Harper Terrace.

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. 

Construction works will include:

Upcoming and ongoing works   Date

Works this week will focus on the Mends Street foreshore area to include the commencement of decking works along the river, the installation of furniture footings and the commencement of works for the seating area next to the jetty.

 Ongoing throughout July.

Construction works on Mends Street at the intersection of Mends Street and South Perth Esplanade include completion of the footpaths and paved areas.  

7am-4pm, Monday to Saturday. It may occasionally be necessary to work outside these hours. Works are scheduled to be completed in the next few weeks.

Mends Street will be limited to one way north bound only, the southbound lane will be closed. Detour signage is in place to direct vehicles. Two way traffic movements will be maintained on South Perth Esplanade. Access to properties and businesses will be maintained.

7am-4pm, Monday to Saturday, while construction works are underway at the intersection Mends Street and South Perth Esplanade. 
Traffic control on South Perth Esplanade for truck access. Footpath detours in place for shared path and jetty access. Partial road closure and temporary realignment of traffic lanes to facilitate road and footpath upgrades.  Ongoing to end of July 2019, 24/7
Pedestrian detour in place on the foreshore to allow for the works on the riverside decking.  July 2019
Construction works associated with electrical substation. Works require the permanent closure of 6 bays in SPE 11, the parking area on the eastern side of Mends Street as well as adjustment of the temporary path on the foreshore.  Ongoing
Four car bays have been removed on South Perth Esplanade to allow for construction of the Western Power sub station.   This is scheduled for the remainder of project, anticipated to be November 2019. 

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.

Contractor MG Group will ensure the site is kept secure and that dust and noise is minimised during construction.

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.