The transformation of the city’s new eastern precinct has taken another step forward with a development application (DA) lodged for the four-hectare public domain at Waterbank.
The plans submitted by Lendlease seek approval for infrastructure works and a number of exciting public open spaces. It includes the extension of Hay Street to the river with a public square to create a focal point and activity hub for the new area.
There is also a public plaza; a central park; direct river access with newly created beaches; and a riverfront promenade with jetty areas, step-down seating, decked levels and viewing platforms.
Extensive works have already been undertaken to pave the way for the new public open space to be created right on the water’s edge, providing even more opportunities for locals and visitors alike to connect with the Swan River.
Waterbank is being delivered by Lendlease in partnership with the State Government and is expected to generate 440 jobs during construction, as well as provide up to 1,000 residential dwellings for 1,500 residents, 35,500 square metres of commercial and retail space and a range of community facilities.
Waterbank is part of the Riverside redevelopment project, with construction of the new public domain to commence in 2016.