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Victoria Gardens Foreshore



A vibrant residential neighbourhood, with unique architecture optimising its river setting. Claisebrook Cove draws in the Swan River, with cafes and the nearby Royal Street activity centre providing residents and visitors with a range of retail and entertainment. Sought-after community, educational and open space facilities meet growing, diverse community needs.

What we’ve heard:

Neighbourhood priorities

  • Brightening up the neighbourhood with feature lighting, making key public places and connections feel safe and comfortable for locals and visitors. Key areas include Victoria Gardens to Matagarup Bridge and Windan Bridge.
  • Improving presentation of streetscapes, public paths and laneways and refreshing public art.
  • A focus on improving Claisebrook Cove Jetty, infrastructure and water quality.
  • Continue to work with neighbourhood groups, residents and stakeholders to support activation, events and business vitality.

Neighbourhood Commitments 2021/22

Wellington Square Place Activation Plan

Following completion of Wellington Square Playground/ Koolangka Koolangka Waabiny, a Place Activation Plan will identify opportunities to connect Claisebrook and East Perth neighbourhoods with this award-winning community attraction, through partnerships, special events and programs that appeal to all users and reflect its unique identity.

2021/22 highlights:

  • Completion of the purpose-built events space
  • Opening of a permanent trading kiosk
  • Waiver of reserve hire fees for community groups, charities and not-for-profits holding community events in Wellington Square, until 30 April 2022
  • Completion of a public artwork acknowledging the Stolen Generations in the north-west corner of Wellington Square, by artist Sandra Hill, an Elder and custodian of the Wadandi (salt water) people of the South West of WA.

Hoops and Jams at Wellington Square

Located at Perth’s newest and brightest basketball courts, Hoops and Jams is a 6-week clinic that will be held on Friday evenings in October-mid-November 2021, engaging high-risk young people and supporting them to learn and develop basketball skills.

Infrastructure renewal at Claisebrook Cove South

Upgrading bollards, installing LED light fittings, and replacing cabling where needed, is the focus of this package of works. The soft fall area at Mardalup playground will be replaced.

Making it safer to cross Royal Street

Two new two zebra crossings are being designed for Royal Street, to make it easier and safer for people to walk between Claisebrook train station and offices on the southern side of Royal Street:

  • Between Lime Street and Hill Street
  • Between Hill Street and Fielder Street

These crossings will be installed next financial year, subject to approvals. 

Making Claisebrook lighter and brighter

Upgrades to existing lighting will be delivered around Claisebrook Cove and streets including Bunbury Crescent, Jewell Lane, Victory Crescent, Tully Road and Stokes Lane. Lighting upgrades to Royal Street (Stage 2) will also be delivered, improving night time amenity.