Riverside Project Provides An Important Link For Perth

Riverside Project Provides An Important Link For Perth

Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day

Works Tenders Call For Riverside Development

Victor P Taffa

  • Riverside project to transform Perth’s eastern gateway
  • Tenders called for significant road and infrastructure works
  • Development complements Perth City Link and Perth Waterfront

Planning Minister John Day said tenders have been called for significant road and infrastructure works adjacent to the 4-ha Waterbank site, part of EPRA’s Riverside project in East Perth.

“The Riverside project will transform the eastern gateway to Perth and create a cosmopolitan waterfront community.” Mr. Day said.

“EPRA is in the final stages of evaluating two submissions from Lend Lease and Brookfield Multiplex Constructions with Frasers Property Australia, to develop Waterbank and deliver a new precinct for local residents and visitors to the city.”

 

“The State Government is about building things and is now looking to award a contract to prepare the waterfront site for future development.” Mr. Day said.

“The first stage of the works package includes the relocation of existing power, communication and irrigation services; soil and groundwater remediation works; and site stabilisation.”

“The second stage will realign the existing slip lane from Hay Street onto the Causeway, build a new two-way road between Trinity College and the WACA, and re-open Hale Street to private vehicles and two-way traffic.”

“On completion, the Riverside project will provide 3,400 new dwellings and more than 80,000sqm of retail and commercial space to the area and is one of several major State Government urban regeneration projects currently underway across the city.” Mr. Day said.

Riverside will complement the Perth City Link, Perth Cultural Centre and Perth Waterfront to increase inner city activity and accommodate WA’s growing population.

Fact File

  • Located east of the Swan River, the Riverside project will see existing sporting and educational precincts integrated with new development
  • Tenders close on September 29