Explore Waterbank, the centrepiece of Riverside

Waterbank is a 6-hectare area sitting on the banks of the Swan River next to the Causeway. Our project will transform what has been unused space into a vibrant riverfront destination with new homes, shops, cafes, bars, water activities and natural landscapes.

Artist impression of people enjoying the public beach and open space in the Waterbank precinct at Riverside

An artist’s impression of the Waterbank precinct

Making an impact on the eastern end of the city

Waterbank will feature a natural beach surrounded by public promenades and open space with a direct connection between Hay Street and the Swan River.

New ways to enjoy the river

Stroll along landscaped boardwalks

1,500 employees

3,000sqm commercial space

Enjoy cafes, restaurants and bars by the river.

An urban beach will give everyone a new place to play.

1,000 apartments

Jetties and water play

Innovation and sustainability

We aim to create a global model of sustainability practices in planning and development at Waterbank with innovative urban water management systems, improved ground and river water quality, and the restoration of the foreshore.

Waterbank will aim to minimise energy and water consumption, and reduce the need for cars in the area.

With remediation, surcharging and compaction works now complete, developer Lendlease will begin construction of the first public spaces in 2016 with expected completion by 2019.

Waterbank will be the first development in WA to be rated on sustainability, productivity and livability by a national scheme under the Green Building Council of Australia.

Living in Queens

Queens is an area bounded by Adelaide Terrace, Plain Street and Hay Street. Once the precinct is complete, locals and visitors will be able to enjoy entertainment in the area or relax in the natural surroundings of Queens Gardens.

The centrepiece of Queens is a $450million Frasers Property Australia development, known as Queens Riverside, with four buildings: Fraser Suites, QI, QII and QIII. Collectively, the development features apartments, cafes, shops, and hotel and short stay accommodation. TRG’s Sovereign Place, opposite Queens Gardens, has also been completed and includes a mix of 42 townhouses and apartments.

The former chemical laboratories site, Lot 101 Hay Street, will become a shopping and residential precinct with a bustling ‘main street’ along De Vlamingh Avenue, between Adelaide Terrace and Hay Street. The area will include a supermarket and multiple eating and shopping facilities and will become a meeting place for local residents.

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    Residents enjoy views across the river from the QIII apartment building.

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    Once complete, the QII building will feature a range of luxury apartments.

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    Fraser Suites hotel has been providing accommodation since October 2012.

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    The former Chemlabs site will include a supermarket, cafes and shops sitting beneath offices and homes.

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    Little eats street will offer dining and shopping along a laneway from Hay Street to De Vlamingh Avenue.

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A focus on sport and recreation

As our Riverside project progresses, the area will become a hub of sports and recreation based around the WACA and Gloucester Park.

The WACA has been the home of cricket in WA since the 1890s and has also hosted AFL, soccer, concerts and other events. Gloucester Park has been Perth’s centre of harness racing for more than 70 years and is listed on the State Register of Heritage Places. These are both privately owned sites, so specific development plans will be decided by the WACA and Western Australian Trotting Association (WATA) respectively. We will work closely with both organisations to help make the most of the area’s unique potential.

Plans for the future

Other opportunities for future development in Riverside include Trinity College, WA Police and the Hillside precinct.

Trinity College is a Catholic day school for boys, with the opportunity for future development on the site. The WA Police precinct will include around 290 new homes, with residential towers to make the most of views across the river. The Hillside precinct is expected to feature new apartments designed around the topography of the steep hill and a multi-storey car park.

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    Trinity College

    Established in 1962, Trinity College sits next to the WACA Ground and the Causeway.

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    WA Police

    This heritage-listed police complex will feature 290 new apartments and townhouses.

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    The 3.9 hectare Hillside precinct is north of the WACA, bounded by Plain Street, Waterloo and Nelson Crescents and Gloucester Park.