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East Perth

Vision

East Perth has it all - the Swan River on its door step; a bustling local centre, shops and community services; and a beautiful mix of parks and sporting opportunities which suit any active person’s lifestyle. East Perth offers diverse housing options for its current and future community.

What we’ve heard:

Neighbourhood priorities

  • Creating a neighbourhood entry statement and lighting up key landmarks such as the Adelaide Terrace pedestrian bridge.
  • Extending city events and celebrations to East Perth.
  • Improving safety and security, particularly at night.
  • Improving connections to the Swan River as well as community and recreation amenities.
  • Improving streetscapes and management of resident / visitor parking.
  • 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
  • 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.

Neighbourhood play

Designs for playground enhancements including nature play at the Point Fraser Recreation Precinct will enhance this much loved family destination. Upgrades to the Rod Evans Playground on Hay Street will also be delivered.

Rejuvenating and enhancing our Swan River foreshore

Riverbank renewal along East Perth and Heirrison Island foreshores will protect one of our most treasured natural assets. Installation of new outdoor exercise equipment on the East Perth foreshore to Barrack Square will take riverside fitness to the next level.

Upgrades to the Trinity shared path will also be complete this year and lighting upgrades will be delivered in several foreshore locations.


Queens Gardens Heritage Management Plan

The Heritage Management Plan will define Queens Gardens’ heritage values and detail the City’s management approach to ensure these values are retained for the community today and into the future.  

A safe night space

Perth’s first women-only Safe Night Space at 160 Hay Street opened in June 2021 for a two year trial. It provide a centre for women to rest, access basic facilities, seek support and connect to other services in a safe and secure environment at night. The Safe Night Space is open every night from 7pm to 7am, managed by Ruah Community Services.

Ozone Reserve dog agility park

Ozone Reserve will continue as the trial location for a fenced dog agility park featuring jump bars, weave poles, a pyramid ramp, dog walk and dog resting podium. Suitable for dogs of all sizes, the park also features dog park essentials such as park benches, a water fountain and a bin with a dog waste bag dispenser.

 

Up in lights – Adelaide Terrace pedestrian bridge

The “Light it Up” public art program will focus on the Adelaide Terrace Pedestrian Bridge and will feature a dynamic, engaging lighting installation that beautifies the surrounding area and builds on the neighbourhood’s character, making it feel safe and welcoming.

Making East Perth lighter and brighter

New and upgraded lighting will enhance night time amenity, safety and activation across the neighbourhood. New lights and banners will be installed on Adelaide Terrace from Bennett Street to the Causeway, with upgrades delivered on Braithwaite, Hale and Hay Streets as well as East Perth foreshore. Design for new lighting at Queens Gardens will also be progressed to further enhance this neighbourhood icon.

1-hour free parking on Hay Street

We’re supporting local business with 1-hour free on street parking on weekends and public holidays.

Public toilets at Matagarup Bridge

A new public facility will be constructed on the eastern side of Matagarup Bridge for event goers and river recreation users.

Events and Celebrations

In East Perth, neighbourhood Australia Day celebrations are planned along with Skyworks in Central Perth.

The City is also sponsoring the AFL Masters National Carnival Perth 2021.

A three-day event in April 2022, Heritage Perth weekend celebrates our natural, cultural and built heritage and its ongoing contribution to our community.