The Connect South project has grown from the South Perth Foreshore Strategy and Management Plan which identified Node 1: Mends Street as a key area to redevelop.
Connect South encompasses the Mends Street Jetty foreshore, Mends Street, Harper Terrace and Windsor Park.
The project is focused on improving public amenity via place activation, wayfinding, access to transport and greater economic opportunity.
The first stage will focus on the Mends Street foreshore and Mends Street itself between Mill Point Road and South Perth Esplanade.
Stage 1 will be completed by December 2019 at an estimated cost of $7.5 million (with $2.5 million from National Stronger Regions Round 3 funding and $5 million from the City of South Perth). The majority of this funding will be spent on the Piazza foreshore area with minor updates to the north end of Mends Street.
Masterplan Concept Design
In May 2017, the City engaged Place Laboratory to provide a Masterplan Concept Design for the Connect South project to provide a short, medium and long term vision for the area. The Concept Design was produced following extensive community consultation and stakeholder engagement which took place between June and October 2017.
Following Council’s endorsement of the Masterplan Concept Design at their April 2018 meeting, the City is now preparing detailed designs for the Stage One works, which include the development of a piazza on the Mends Street foreshore and minor upgrades to Mends Street North.
As part of the Council endorsement, further consideration was given to the area in the concept design referred to as the Bosque. In consultation with key stakeholders and Council, additional view corridors and vistas were added to the concept design as shown in the 3D images of views.
Have your say
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