Works in your Neighbourhood

The City of South Perth has responsibility for the design, construction and maintenance of public spaces and road reserves to improve and preserve the amenity, functionality, safety, and aesthetics of the area.

The City’s Infrastructure Services Directorate coordinates the delivery of capital works projects and maintenance activities as outlined in the Annual Budget


The City allocates a portion of its annual expenditure each year to the improvement and preservation of public spaces, infrastructure assets and the road network. In addition to municipal funds, external grants are accessed from the State and Federal governments

Capital works

Typical capital works projects include:

  • Road works (resurfacing, kerb replacement) 
  • Traffic management measures (installing traffic calming devices)
  • Slab path replacement (replacing slab paths with concrete)
  • Installation of new paths 
  • Bore and pump replacements
  • Stormwater drainage (installation of new road gullies and stormwater drains)
  • Parks and reserve upgrades (park furniture, playgrounds, etc)
  • Building upgrades including public conveniences 

Maintenance works

Typical maintenance works include:

  • Cleaning of stormwater gullies
  • Sweeping of streets, footpaths, cycleways and car parks 
  • Street tree pruning and planting
  • Mowing of parks & reserves
  • Footpath and road repairs (e.g. potholes)
  • Street and parking sign replacement or repair (excluding regulatory signs e.g. speed signs)
  • Weed spraying (reserves, footpaths, kerb lines)
  • Building and facility maintenance and repairs
  • Graffiti removal
  • Cleaning of buildings and other facilities
  • Security maintenance and operations

Other works within the City

Public utility providers and their contractors such as Western Power, Water Corporation, telecommunications (e.g. Telstra), NBN and Atco Gas also work within the City’s verges, roads and footpaths.

Round Six of the State Underground Power Program (affecting Manning, Collier and South Perth) is currently in progress. For more information, visit the City’s Underground Power page.

Main Roads Smart Freeways project

The Department of Main Roads are delivering Perth’s first Smart Freeway and creating an additional lane on the Kwinana Freeway from Canning Highway to Narrows Bridge. Smart technology will be used to open and close traffic lanes in the event of an incident and adjust speed limits to get more through traffic during busy periods. For more information and to sign up for updates on this project, visit the Main Roads website.

Main Roads Kwinana Freeway Southbound on-ramp from Manning Road

Road works to build a new freeway on-ramp, connecting to the southbound freeway lanes, will begin in early October 2019. Works will be undertaken on and around Manning Road, between Ley Street and the Kwinana Freeway in Como, and continue until mid 2020.

The project will deliver a series of key road network changes that include:

  • a new southbound lane on the Kwinana Freeway, from the Canning Highway on-ramp to the Edgewater Road footbridge in Salter Point
  • a new merge lane from the new on-ramp to Kwinana Freeway heading south
  • closing access to and from Manning Road, at Lockhart Street
  • constructing noise walls at specific locations in Salter Point, between residences and the freeway
  • providing left-in access and left-out only access at Edgecumbe Street and Manning Road, and
  • constructing a right-turn pocket from Manning Road to Clydesdale Street (south) as well as providing for future installation of traffic signals at the intersection (south only).

Visit the Main Roads website for more information.

Main Roads on-ramp project updates