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Perth city appeals for ideas

18/01/2010 - 14:33

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The City of Perth's planning committee has proposed inviting various local design firms to develop ideas to change the city's image, picking 12 spots, including Jacobs Ladder and Langley Park, as areas that could be enhanced.

Perth city appeals for ideas

The City of Perth's planning committee has proposed inviting various local design firms to develop ideas to change the city's image, picking 10 spots, including Jacobs Ladder and Langley Park, as areas that could be enhanced.

The City of Perth's Director of Planning and Development Peter Monks has proposed inviting local firms, including Hassell, Woods Bagot and Cox Howlett Bailey Woodland, to develop alternatives for 10 different areas in the city.

Mr Monks has proposed the council spend up to $100,000, with $10,000 for each project.

"The range of projects vary from considering covering the railway reserves or freeway reserves in parts of the city, alternative ways of landscaping public parkland such as Langley Park and Wellington Square, through to temporary uses of the Emu Brewery site," Mr Monks said.

The 12 sites up for consideration are:

Parliament freeway cover - consider alternatives to reconnect the city to the West Perth area as defined by Parliament House.

Covering the railway east of Barrack Street to the Swan River - Since the Northbridge Link project has been given the go ahead, Mr Monks said there exists opportunities to cover the railway reserve east of Barrack street through to the reserve marshelling yards to the river adjacent to the East Perth power station.

Covering the railway reserve between Thomas Street and City West - improve access between both precincts on either side of the railway reserve.

Mounts Bay Road - "This project is intended to explore opportunities to recreate this section of the city as a traditional city street with street front activities including how t better integrate the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre into the City," Mr Monks said.

Langley Park - Mr Monks says retaining the parkland is important and sees opportunities to transform the land into either a landscaped feature that retains some recognition of its historical significance as the state's first aviation activities.

Central Tafe precinct - to give the area a sense of identity and link it to the Perth Cultural Centre.

Jacobs Ladder -Mr Monks says there may exist opportunities to improve the quality of this important and very popular pedestrian experience.

Emu Brewery - Mr Monks says the project will consider transitional uses of the site while a final and permanent decision is being made.

Wellington Square - Consider options that can consolidate the public recreational and community use of the reserve.

Kings Park Road and Parliament House precinct - consider options to enhance one of the major entry ways into the city, particularly on the Parliament House side.

 

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