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.
New Riverside Drive Route
The permanent diversion of Riverside Drive is now in effect.
- A 300m section of Riverside Drive between the Bell Tower and the Convention Centre has been permanently diverted.
- From Tuesday 28 January vehicular traffic use Barrack Street, The Esplanade and William Street as part of the Riverside Drive route – an easy “U-shape” around Perth’s newest waterfront destination.
- Watch the video to see how you can travel the new route.
Along with the new citybound link via Riverside Drive West, two-way traffic on William Street and extra lanes in the Northbridge Tunnel, the new Riverside Drive route marks completion of a number of significant works which are helping to transform our city.
Pedestrians and Cyclists
From 23 February, cyclists and pedestrians will no longer have access to the existing dual use path and will be diverted around the project area. Cyclists and pedestrians will be required to use:
- The dual use path along the eastern side of Barrack Street.
- The dual use path on the southern side of The Esplanade.
- Temporary paths on William Street that have been constructed inside the site boundary.
- 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.