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9 July 2012

Riverside works transforming Perth's eastern gateway

  • Riverside

The next stage of works to transform Perth’s eastern gateway are underway following the awarding of a $22million contract for road and infrastructure works at the Riverside project.

The works are taking place at the flagship Waterbank site adjacent to the Causeway, Trinity College and the WACA. They are a critical part of the Riverside project which will establish a cosmopolitan destination for Perth with residential and hotel accommodation, retail, commercial and recreational opportunities.

The works involve site stabilisation to ensure the site is ready for future public spaces and development, and creating new connections that will cater for the growing numbers of people who will live, work and socialise in the Riverside area.

Road works currently underway include the conversion of Hale Street to allow for two-way traffic, which is due to be completed in August. Modifications to both Hay Street and the Causeway interchange will also help improve traffic flow and provide greater access to the new development.

Also underway is the construction of a new street between the WACA and Trinity College to be called ‘Braithwaite Street’.

The street is named in recognition of George Braithwaite, who was Perth’s City Gardener for more than 40 years and was responsible for developing and maintaining many prominent Perth parks including Queens Gardens and the East Perth foreshore near the WACA and Gloucester Park. Mr Braithwaite’s son succeeded him as City Gardener and served for a further 20 years, making the Braithwaite’s contribution to the city and its parks a 60-year legacy.

When complete, Riverside will deliver more than 4,000 new dwellings for 7,000 new residents, and 90,000sqm of retail and commercial space for 6,000 new workers in the area.

For more information on the Riverside works, visit the works update page.