Concrete slab and steps
10 December 2014

Quay construction pushes out of the ground

  • Elizabeth Quay

Onsite today to mark less than 12 months until the public realm opens at Elizabeth Quay the Premier remarked on a number of new milestones for Elizabeth Quay.

“This is an exciting time for the project with the underground foundation works now complete and construction aboveground becoming more visible,” Mr Barnett said

Construction of the inlet wall is complete, fascia panel installation is progressing and the precincts premier event space The Landing is starting to take shape.

“The Landing has been designed to encourage interaction with the water and can also double as a premier public space, housing a flagship public art installation and hosting lunchtime sporting events, concerts and popup vendors,” the Premier said.

“Next year visitors to Elizabeth Quay will be able to move down The Landing steps onto wood decking and touch the water at the river’s edge.

Another milestone was also realised today with the first heritage brick of the Florence Hummerston Kiosk today which will be reconstructed - brick by brick on The Island, laid by the Premier.

Originally built in 1927, the kiosk has been carefully stored in anticipation for its new home as a family friendly café on the island, in the middle of the inlet. The island will also feature the seasonal mooring of the Duyfken replica and a children’s playground.

Planning Minister John Day said with underground foundation works complete, the focus of construction was on building the public spaces and infrastructure, amenities and food and beverage outlets.

“For those of us lucky enough to be watching the development of Elizabeth Quay, it is very exciting to see the high level of activity and changes that are occurring daily.”

“With the aboveground construction of The Landing and food and beverage outlets becoming more visible, it is easier for visitors to imagine what they will be able to see and do when they visit Elizabeth Quay,” said Mr Day.

“Projects like the Perth City Link, Riverside and the Perth Cultural Centre revitalisation are working towards transforming Perth City into a more welcoming destination for families, residents and tourists alike.”

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