King Street road extension and public open space artist impression
11 December 2017

King Street extension and public open space

Work is underway on the new road connecting King Street and Lake Street through the Perth City Link project.

The King Street extension will be a new tree lined, two-way road providing a pedestrian-friendly link from King Street in the CBD to Lake Street in Northbridge. It is one of five new north-south connections being created as part of the Perth City Link project.

At the heart of the new King Street connection will be a welcoming public open space adjacent to the Perth Busport portal providing places for city residents, workers and commuters to meet, seek respite and socialise. This space - to be called Manatj Park - will feature shady trees, lighting, lawn areas and gardens to be surrounded by future cafes and alfresco dining. 

Works include:

  • construction of a new road connecting King Street with Lake Street;
  • hard and soft landscaping including paving, street furniture, grass and tree planting;
  • installation of services including power, stormwater and communications including CCTV; and
  • creation of a signalised intersection at King/Wellington Streets and an intersection at Lake/Roe Streets.

Completed Works

A new pedestrian walkway linking the Kings Square precinct to City Walk and the Perth Busport portals - is complete. This provides an important east-west link which stretches from Perth Arena to the new Yagan Square.

A new north-south pedestrian walkway is also open, providing a connection between the city and Northbridge. 

The new road is expected to be completed by early 2018.

Potential impacts

  • Works will be undertaken between 7am and 7pm Monday to Saturday.
  • Works will be largely contained within the Perth City Link site so there should be minimal disruption to existing pedestrian and cyclist routes. There may be some impacts to pedestrians and cyclists in the form of localised lane and footpath closures, and appropriate diversions and signage will be in place
  • Some traffic management will be required to facilitate construction of the two new signalised intersections. Two-way traffic flow is expected to be maintained on both Wellington Street and Roe Street. Find out more about the Roe Street works being undertaken between September and November.
  • Dust management including regular watering down of exposed areas with a water truck and wind fencing along site boundaries. In the event of any approved out of hours or night works, the contractor will work in accordance with City of Perth noise regulations

Regular works updates will be posted on the website. To keep up to date on the works, follow us on Twitter @VitalPerth, subscribe to our emails or call our Community Information Line on 1800 639 726.