11 April 2013

Imagination captured online for new City Square

Thousands of creative concepts, inspired ideas and practical suggestions have been put forward by the people of Perth for the future City Square.

More than 2,200 ideas were submitted using the City Square Ideas online tool, developed by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) to encourage the community to share their vision for the space.

From quirky attractions, innovative street art and temporary street vendors, to shaded seating, free wifi and state-of-the-art technology, the ideas are now being considered in the planning for Perth’s flagship public square.

“The creativity of the thousands of Perth residents who embraced the online public ideas tool is inspiring,” said MRA CEO Kieran Kinsella.

“All of the ideas received are currently being reviewed and considered, along with information gathered from stakeholder workshops held late last year, to develop a place plan for City Square, which should be finalised around mid-year.”

City Square is set to become the heart of Perth’s city centre – twice the size of Forrest Place and 25 per cent bigger than the open space of Federation Square in Melbourne.

It will be an active hub with shops, services and entertainment attractions, as well as access to the new underground bus station, Perth Station and the planned light rail service.