Photo of Perth Cultural Centre's central square taken from the roof of the Art Gallery of WA and showing people walking through the area.
16 July 2013

Experience the new Barrack Street Jetty

  • Elizabeth Quay

A colourful and inviting children’s playground, performance space and additional amenities are just some of the new attractions at Barrack Street Jetty.

It’s all part of a plan to revitalise the precinct and see it become a more lively and popular destination for locals to rediscover and to attract more visitors in the short-term, as well as in years to come.

The pond at The Bell Tower has been decommissioned and decking installed to create an intimate performance space. The western grassed area has already seen visitors enjoying Sunday afternoon live music performances programmed by the WA Folk Federation and North Street Music.

In March, the Local Chambers of Commerce and Industry hosted a special long-table dinner under the stars in this unique and beautiful setting.

Improvements to the precinct also include lighting and shade along with the installation of a cyclist service station.

Maritime Constructions have completed works to reconfigure the existing jetties to make way for construction of the Elizabeth Quay inlet.

Imran Lambay, Project Manager responsible for the jetty works, said Pier No. 6 was removed to make way for the new inlet and island, with Pier No. 5 extended and three new finger jetties added to Pier No. 1.

“The extension of the piers provide adequate berthing spaces for ferries and charter boats, ensuring there is ample room for vessels to dock safely,” Mr Lambay said.

“New fuel, water, power, fire and waste services have also been installed.”

Visit Barrack Street Jetty's website.