A new place to meet
Whether you live in the city, commute in to work or just visit to shop and enjoy entertainment, you’re sure to enjoy the new Perth City Link area.
With a cosmopolitan mix of shopping, business, dining, entertainment, play areas, transport and new housing, there really will be something for everyone. One third of the area will be devoted to public spaces, which will include sheltered sections for winter and places to keep cool in summer.
New connections through Kings Square
Kings Square will link the popular strips of King Street in Perth and Lake Street in Northbridge.
Plans for the Kings Square precinct include seven towers with four of these due to be completed in 2015. These buildings will include new offices, apartments, cafes, bars, restaurants, gym facilities and a childcare centre. Kings Square itself – at the centre of this new connection – will offer an inviting public space lined with restaurants, bars and late closing shops.
Explore Yagan Square
Yagan Square is due to open in 2017 and is set to become an iconic destination in Perth.
This pedestrian square is one of the main public spaces in the project area, sitting within the arms of heritage listed Horseshoe Bridge. Yagan Square will be uniquely Western Australian, with a permanent food market, native gardens, play areas, cafes, restaurants and Aboriginal art.
Reach Yagan Square by train, bus or on foot.
The development pays tribute to the area’s Aboriginal history.
Yagan Square will bring markets back to this area.
Shop at Queens Square
Queens Square is a smaller square which will give local residents and workers a convenient place to eat, drink and buy groceries. A new two-way road will connect Queen Street to Chinatown , with upper-floor offices sitting on top of bars and cafes at ground level.
An estimated 80,000 people are expected to move through Yagan Square each day.
Enjoy the bustling Perth Arena entertainment precinct
Some of the world’s biggest names in music, sport and entertainment have already appeared at Perth Arena, a 15,500 seat multi-purpose arena which opened in 2012.
Since then, Perth Arena has been ranked at number 22 in the world’s top 200 venues in a list compiled by music industry magazine Pollstar. A new plaza surrounding the arena will provide even more entertainment options, including new places to enjoy a drink or meal before or after a show.
Next to the Arena will be a new hotel and entertainment precinct, featuring a 4.5 star AVANI hotel and Residences as well as new cafes, bars and public spaces featuring art and alfresco dining.
Relax in the hustle and bustle
Perth City Link plazas and gardens will offer new places to stroll, meet with friends and relax. Each area will be unique with landscaping, natural features, greenery and public art creating a sense of peace right at the heart of the city.
In the area around Perth Arena, this plaza will feature public art, dining options and a hotel and apartments nearby.
Just off Milligan Street you’ll find public art, cafes, bars, studios, offices and more
Sitting in the centre of offices, a hotel and laneways, these gardens will give residents and workers a green space to relax.
Tree-lined streets and promenades
As part of the Perth City Link project, Wellington Street will be transformed from just a busy road to a linear park. Four lanes of traffic and a cycle path will still provide easy access to the city, but the area will be given new life with trees, public art, grassed areas and a 14m wide pedestrian promenade.