Royal Street West
The Royal Street West precinct is bounded by Lord Street to the west, Central Institute of Technology East Perth campus to the east, the rail line to the north and Royal Street to the south.
The vision for the site is based around a transit-oriented, mixed-use village maximising the use of the nearby Claisebrook and McIver train stations, existing CAT bus routes, footpaths and cycleways.
The thriving community garden, City Farm, was formed in 1994 when MRA offered a one hectare site within the Claisebrook Village redevelopment area for the development of a sustainable agriculture project. The former scrap metal yard has been transformed into a vibrant space that focuses on the principles of sustainability and permaculture.
City Farm also manages a not-for-profit youth project run under the auspices of Men of the Trees. The organisation is involved in a wide range of sustainable issues including community development, land reclamation, organic food production and waste management. MRA undertook site improvement works at City Farm in early 2004 to enable the site to be fully utilised by volunteers and visitors in a safe and prosperous environment. The site improvements also assisted City Farm to become more publicly accessible and provide creative space for art and other uses through renewed access to previously unsafe buildings.