King Street road extension and public open space artist impression
9 March 2018

King Street extension and public open space

Work has been completed on the new road connecting King Street and Lake Street through the Perth City Link project.

The King Street extension is 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 King Street connection is 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 - called Manatj Park - features shady trees, lighting, lawn areas and gardens surrounded by cafes and alfresco dining. 

Works included:

  • 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.

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 was completed in early 2018.