A key feature of the project's design is the creation of a new inlet and the connection of Hay Street and the CBD grid with the Swan River. This will present a striking first impression to visitors and commuters approaching Perth across the Causeway Bridge.
The design philosophy is to have 3-6 level podium buildings address the streets, with taller commercial and residential buildings set back to avoid overshadowing, and arranged to maximise view corridors. Increased density will support up to 7,000 residents to enliven the area and stimulate the economy.
The new inlet is central to facilitating the world-class entertainment and residential uses in Riverside. The site presents exceptional recreational opportunities through the ability to integrate continuous river access from the CBD through to the eastern foreshore. This will provide direct river access not currently available in the central area.
The project has been planned around people and the growing needs of Perth. Transit Oriented Development (TOD) principles will prioritise quality public transport facilities and a street and building layout that supports easy pedestrian and cycle movement.
A mix of residential, commercial and entertainment land uses will complement and support the existing sporting and educational venues and future adaption of heritage buildings for contemporary use.
The 40-hectare Riverside project area borders the Swan River to the east, Plain Street to the west, Adelaide Terrace and the Causeway intersection to the south, and Waterloo Crescent to the north.
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