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Connect South - Mends Street, South Perth

Civil & Public Infrastructure

Project Type / Category
Feature Projects
End Client
NS Projects for City of South Perth
PLACE Laboratory / Spaced Out
Project Value
$ 7.5M (all stages)
Project Location
South Perth WA 6151

Connect South is a major project designed to enhance and invigorate the Mends Street precinct and foreshore area by creating a positive environment, both economically and socially. The project is focused on improving public amenity via place activation, wayfinding, access to transport and greater economic opportunity.

Stage 1 focusses on Mends Street between Mill Point Road and the foreshore along with parts of the South Perth Esplanade. This stage will include delivery of a piazza on the foreshore, streetscape and amenity improvements, as well as landscaping upgrades and place activation activities.

The Connect South project presents an opportunity to develop an accessible and attractive entry point to Mends Street, the Perth Zoo and greater South Perth, similar to how Elizabeth Quay on the northern foreshore of the Swan River has linked the Perth CBD to the Swan River. Improved access from Connect South will reinforce links between the Zoo, the City and the Perth CBD.

Pritchard Francis has been engaged by the City of South Perth via the Western Australian Local Government (WALGA) Panel, to provide civil engineering consultancy services. Our team's scope includes initial advisory and due diligence for the civil engineering of road intersections and pedestrian routes, and the design of stormwater and infrastructure upgrades to accommodate the proposed development.