7 February 2014

Chinatown stage one works completed

  • Chinatown

The Chinatown revitalisation will be undertaken in a number of stages:

Stage One - Completed

A number of enhancements were made prior to Chinese New Year celebrations on Sunday 9 February 2014 including:

  • Painting of the road outside the front entrance of Chinatown on a section of Roe Street
  • Five multi-poles on the north and south sides of Roe Street with Chinatown banners and lanterns
  • The creation of a new space within the Roe Street temporary bus station, which provides an open area for activation and includes:
  • A red timber decked structure and screen fence featuring the ‘lucky cloud’, a traditional Chinese motif that is associated with good luck
  • Landscaping including an elevated Chinese garden with Chinese Tallows, Manchurian Pear trees and Bamboo
  • Local street art panels
  • The realignment of the Principal Shared Path (PSP) on the southern side of Roe Street to maximise the size of the new space created in the temporary bus station and enhance cyclist and pedestrian safety
  • A new median island, creating a pedestrian friendly crossing from the temporary bus station to Chinatown

Stage Two (2014)

  • Lighting and permanent lanterns to be installed on the multi-poles along Roe Street
  • Additional Chinese graphic stencilling on the road and footpath

The MRA continues to work with the City of Perth and landowners to revitalise the area and ensure it remains an exciting and culturally important destination for years to come.