Elizabeth Quay Well In Advance To Be Transformed For Western Australia

Elizabeth Quay Well In Advance To Be Transformed For Western Australia

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett

Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day

Elizabeth Quay Open For Business Next Spring

Victor P Taffa

  • First bricks laid to reconstruct the historic Florence Hummerston Kiosk
  • Quay will have capacity to host events for up to 15,000 people

The way West Australians and visitors interact with the CBD will dramatically change from this time next year when Elizabeth Quay opens.

On site to mark less than 12 months until its opening, Premier Colin Barnett said Elizabeth Quay was on time and budget, and would be ready for the public to use in spring 2015.

 

 

 

 

“This is an exciting time for the project with the underground foundation works now complete and construction above-ground becoming more visible.” Mr. Barnett said.

“It’s easier now to see the individual components coming out of the ground, including the public spaces, amenities and food and beverage outlets. Before we know it, Perth’s riverfront will be turned into the vibrant destination it was always meant to be.”

The inlet walls are complete and excavation is expected to begin early 2015, ready for water to fill the inlet. The footings for the new pedestrian bridge are being constructed and pilings are being installed for the food and beverage outlets, jetties and moorings.

Elizabeth Quay will deliver about 1,600 jobs during construction, with 146 contracts awarded to businesses for earthmoving, fabrication, surveying, construction, landscaping and architectural services.

“Elizabeth Quay will return a significant portion of the State’s initial investment with more than $90 Million already secured from the sale of the first four development sites.” the Premier said.

WA Minister for Planning John Day

WA Minister for Planning John Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planning Minister John Day said the Florence Hummerston Kiosk was being reconstructed – brick by brick – on what will be a new island in the middle of the inlet.

“Originally built in 1928, the kiosk has been carefully stored in anticipation of its new home as a family friendly cafe on the island. The island will also feature the seasonal mooring of the Duyfken replica and a children’s playground.” Mr. Day said.

Concrete is being poured to create The Landing, the major public event space at the quay. It has been designed to encourage interaction with the Swan River. Visitors can move down the steps to a wooden deck and touch the water at the river’s edge. It also doubles as an event space for lunchtime sports, popup vendors and concerts.

Fact File

  • Elizabeth Quay is expected to attract $2.2 Billion in private investment
  • The quay will be home to Chevron’s Asia-Pacific headquarters and a Ritz-Carlton hotel. A program of events will be staged in and around the quay as sales progress for the remaining five sites
  • 9,000 cubic metres of concrete has been used in the construction of the inlet wall
  • Florence Hummerston is being reconstructed by Clinton Long Project Management