Construction & Maintenance Work

Capital Works Program

The City of South Perth designs, constructs, and maintains municipal infrastructure and services to improve the amenity, functionality, safety, and the aesthetics of the area. 

The Engineering Infrastructure department coordinates the delivery of capital works projects as outlined in the Annual Budget

Capital works projects include:

  • Road works (resurfacing, kerb replacement) 
  • Traffic management measures (e.g. installing traffic calming devices)
  • Slab path replacement (replacing slab paths with concrete)
  • Installation of new paths 
  • Stormwater drainage (e.g. installation of new road gullies and stormwater drains).

Roads are condition-rated against a range of criteria to determine the need for, and timing of, preventative or remedial action to prevent loss of service. The ratings address factors such as structure, surface cracking, ride-ability, age and predicted increases in traffic volumes and vehicle classifications. 

Road works are coordinated so as to minimise disruptions to residents, motorists and pedestrians. For example, road works located near residential areas are carried out mostly in the day, and road works near schools and busy roads are scheduled for non-peak hours.

Work on the City’s roads, footpaths and verges can be carried out by a number of different service providers. In general, the City manages the local roads within the local government area and the main, State controlled roads are managed by Main Roads WA.


The City allocates a portion of its annual expenditure each year to the improvement and preservation of its road network and also accesses state and federal government funding.

Road network capital expenditure 2015/16:

  • City of South Perth contribution - $1,774,560
  • State and Commonwealth funding - $943,000.

Local Maintenance Work

The City maintains municipal assets including roads, footpaths and stormwater gullies. 

Maintenance works include:

  • Cleaning of stormwater gullies
  • Sweeping of streets, footpaths, cycleways and car parks 
  • Footpath repairs
  • Road repairs (e.g. potholes)
  • Street and parking sign replacement or repair (excluding regulatory signs e.g. speed signs)
  • Weed spraying (footpaths, kerb lines).

Public utility works

Public utility providers and their contractors also work within the City’s verges, roads and footpaths. These include:

  • Western Power
  • Water Corporation
  • Telecommunications (e.g. Telstra)
  • NBN  
  • Atco Gas.

Planned and current local works  

News Listings

November 2016

Half lane closure on Thelma Street from Blamey Place to Hayman Road

News Update 29 November 2016

The City will be undertaking drainage works along Thelma Street from Blamey Place to Hayman Road from Saturday 3 December.

Road Works

Road Rehabilitation Works, Lowan Loop in Karawara

News Update 28 November 2016

From 30 November, the City will be undertaking road rehabilitation works in Karawara along Lowan Loop at both intersections with Walanna Drive.

Road Works

Road rehabilitation works on Market Street and King Street, Kensington

News Update 28 November 2016

From 5 December, the City will be undertaking road rehabilitation works along Market Street between Douglas Avenue and Collins Street and along King Street between Market Street and Collins Street in Kensington.

Road Works

Works on Hovia Terrace between Canning Highway and Third Avenue

News Update 1 November 2016

Road rehabilitation works are scheduled to start the week commencing 7 November 2016 and estimated to take approximately 3 weeks.

Road Works
October 2016

Upcoming works in your neighbourhood

News Update 26 October 2016

Upcoming road works, pavement rehabilitation, stormwater drainage and traffic management in the City of South Perth.

Road Works