Elizabeth Quay is the centrepiece of a bold plan by the State Government to revitalise our city and embrace one of Perth's best natural assets - the Swan River.
This $2.6billion project will provide new opportunties for Western Australians to live, work, dine, relax and entertain by the water. Featuring a stunning inlet connected by 1.5km of continuous boardwalks and promenades, the project will deliver great public spaces, new hotel and short stay accommodation and contemporary inner city residential options. A bridge at the entrance to the inlet will lead to an island featuring winding paths, kiosk, children's playground and spectacular views back to the city.
Elizabeth Quay is expected to create more than 1,600 jobs during construction and be a future workplace for more that 10,000 people. When complete, Elizabeth Quay will attract more than 4million visitors each year and will be a place where people gather by the river to work, live and celebrate occasions big and small.
Riverside Drive Diversion
The permanent diversion of Riverside Drive has been confirmed for 27 January 2014. More information will be provided by MRA in the coming months.
Works to prepare for construction of the Elizabeth Quay inlet including connectivity of the surrounding road network are well advanced. Current traffic impacts are as follows:
- The Esplanade: No westbound lanes.
- Mounts Bay Road: Two lanes open; left turn into William Street only.
- William Street: Closed from The Esplanade to Riverside Drive.
- Riverside Drive: Traffic management remains in place.
- Forward works to prepare for construction of the inlet commenced April 2012.
- First development lots for hotel/residential development released to market September 2012.
- Major works to construct the inlet, future development lots and public spaces commence September 2013.
- Changes to Riverside Drive take effect January 2014.
- Bund broken - water flows into inlet mid-2015
- Completion of $20million revitalisation of Barrack Street Jetty late 2014.
- Completion of inlet and public realm spring 2015.