The Perth Cultural Centre Activation Plan addressed immediate improvements.
The first stage of revitalisation works, completed in mid 2010, included:
- more seating and shade
- new signage, way finding and banners to add colour and interest and make it easier to get around
- lighting upgrades
- installation of two stand-alone retail pods
- new performance spaces and a coordinated events program
- an urban orchard between the train station and Horseshoe Bridge overpasses
- a native Wetland in the Art Gallery pond
A second stage of revitalisation works, completed in October 2011, included:
- a large LED screen;
- public art installations;
- a children's playspace;
- feature lighting on trees and buildings; and
- security upgrades including additional CCTV cameras and emergency phones.
Longer term place planning is underway.
The $6 million revitalisation of William Street has now been completed and helps support the improvements to the Perth Cultural Centre and Northbridge as a whole. The niche strip is fast becoming one of Perth's most significant streetscapes, hosting an eclectic mix of retail, food and beverage, and creative industry tenancies.