Following the State Government’s Machinery of Government review in 2017, a number of Land Agency Reforms have been implemented to provide greater efficiencies and strengthen the Government’s ability to deliver priority projects such as METRONET. As part of this review, the Barrack Square Precinct of the Elizabeth Quay Project Area is programed for project handover, on or before 30 June 2020. 

Project handover involves returning planning authority for the area to the Western Australian Planning Commission and the local government, in this case the City of Perth.  This includes strategic and statutory planning, asset management and place management.

Key points

  • Barrack Square will continue to be a key destination for visitors and the wider community within Perth. It will also continue to be the main embarking point for commercial boating activities in the City.
  • A high quality public realm, recognising the area’s history and integrating with that of the ongoing development of the Inlet Precinct by DevelopmentWA, will add to the continued popularity of the Barrack Square Precinct. 
  • Transitioning responsibilities, particularly planning and place management of Barrack Square, to the City is now appropriate given progress towards project completion. 

Have a question about Project Handover?

If you have any questions about the handover process or require further information please view our FAQ section or  contact our Planning division on (08) 9482 7499.

Proposed Normalisation of Barrack Square Precinct on or before June 2020

Elizabeth Quay Project Handover Map