Perth City Link is one of the city’s most exciting redevelopments. The project will reconnect the CBD with Northbridge for the first time in more than 100 years. The area, once just a network of bus and train connections, will become an exciting new destination with housing, shops, restaurants, offices and more.
The train line separating Perth and Northbridge has always allowed easy access to the city, but limited the growth of the CBD to the north. Sinking the rail line and Wellington Street Bus Station will create a 13.5 hectare space with a wealth of exciting new possibilities.
New potential for bus and train links
As our vision for Perth City Link comes to life, the area will transform into a world-class transit hub.
In 2013, the $360m rail component of the project was completed by the Public Transport Authority, in alliance with John Holland and GHD. This included station upgrades, new links between Perth Station and Perth Underground, and the new Fremantle line rail tunnel.
In 2016, the bus component of the project was completed, with the ageing Wellington Street Bus Station demolished and replaced with a state-of-the-art underground Busport.
Inner city living
When Perth City Link is complete, you’ll see a mix of shops, housing, restaurants, services and entertainment. The project will create a new inner city neighbourhood, showcasing Perth’s unique lifestyle and character.
New housing for 3000 people, including affordable housing options
New places to shop and explore
Places to eat, drink and celebrate
At the centre of entertainment in Perth
Community facilities including a 24-hour gym and childcare
Public transport at its doorstep
In the next 10-15 years, West Australians can expect to see the Perth City Link area transformed with quality designed buildings, inviting public spaces and improved connections across the city. The total number of people who will live and work at the Link once complete will be equivalent to the current population of Broome, some 16,500 people.
Exciting new investment opportunities
This redevelopment project is attracting new investment to Perth which will create widespread economic benefits.
220,000sqm of new office space, housing 13,500 workers
$1.3billion government investment
A new space for major corporations
24,000sqm of space for shops, cafes and bars
Hotels and apartments
Around $4billion in private sector investment
$569million transport infrastructure improvements
A place to relax
Around one third of the Perth City Link project area will be public space with busy squares and piazzas, and relaxing natural spaces for residents, workers and visitors. These areas will celebrate WA’s natural beauty and heritage through the materials used in the artworks, paving, landscaping and urban furniture.