Connect South is a $7.5 million major project to enhance and invigorate the Mends Street precinct and foreshore area. The project has grown from the South Perth Foreshore Strategy and Management Plan which identified Node 1: Mends Street as a key area to redevelop.
In October 2016 the City successfully secured $2.5 million in Federal funding from the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) to match the City’s contribution of $5million over two financial years. This will greatly assist the City in the construction of a Piazza on the foreshore in the vicinity of the Mends Street jetty as well as upgrading the streetscape and amenity of Mends Street itself.
The City has engaged URBIS, a business analysis, urban economics and property advisory consultancy, to undertake an economic assessment of the Mends Street precinct and to develop recommendations that will assist the City in guiding the revitalisation. Another City engagement, ConsultWG, will be conducting community consultation and speaking with landowners and local businesses to gather information and feedback to use to develop the Connect South project.
More information, including project delivery timeframes, will be available soon.