Elizabeth Quay underway
14 June 2012
Elizabeth Quay will bring the river and city together again, giving people the opportunity to gather by the riverfront to work, live and celebrate.
It will feature a stunning inlet surrounded by a landscaped promenade, new public spaces, shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, and new office and residential accommodation.
The naming of the precinct last month in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was in recognition of her Diamond Jubilee year. Premier Colin Barnett said the name is a fitting tribute following the 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), with The Esplanade site hosting the hugely popular Big Aussie Barbecue.
Forward works to prepare for construction of the inlet are now underway. Over the past month, a team of archaeologists have undertaken five test excavations in the project area and works have commenced to prepare for improvements to the external road network.
For more information on the current works program, visit our works page.
A public consultation period on the draft design guidelines for Elizabeth Quay closed last month. All submissions received will now be reviewed and, if required, modifications will be made to the document. When adopted, the final design guidelines will set provisions for building specifications and land use across each of the development sites.
Meanwhile, detailed submissions are currently being reviewed from each of the three major industry players shortlisted to construct the inlet, development sites and public realm. The MRA expects to award the $200million contract later this year with all the public realm and inlet on track for completion in mid-2015.
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