On 20th September 2020 the Perth City Deal was announced, allocating $105 million towards 15 projects that were recently highlighted in the Perth Greater CBD Transport Plan – a shared transport vision between the State Government and City of Perth.
This amount includes the previously announced $50 million for the Swan River Causeway Bridge linking East Perth with Victoria Park via Heirisson Island that we’ve already reported upon.
Projects for the remaining $55 million include:
- Upgrading the Kings Park Road Shared Path
- Improving the Spring Street and Mounts Bay Road Bike Connection
- Upgrading Aberdeen Street bike lanes
- Upgrading Northbridge Laneways
- Wellington Street Bike Lane upgrade
- Upgrading the Riverside Drive Shared Path
- Accessibility upgrades at bus stops
- Completing the parallel walk conversions at signalised intersections
- The Roe Street Enhancement (including road upgrades, wider footpaths, improved bike lanes, landscaping, lighting, CCTV, paving and street furniture).
WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said, “Cyclists are embracing Perth’s expanding bike network like never before and we are eager to harness this success by formalising Perth’s status as the cycling capital of Australia.
“The Perth Greater CBD Transport Plan started out as an aspiration for what our City’s transport could eventually look like and today that blueprint is one step closer to becoming a reality.
“These upgrades will fix missing connections in our CBD cycling network and encourage even more people to walk and ride throughout our city centre.”