Wall fix al­most ready

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

THE City of South Perth’s river wall re­place­ment and promenade path project on the fore­shore of the Mends Street Jetty precinct is al­most com­plete.

The $2.3 mil­lion project com­menced in Au­gust 2014 to re­place the dam­aged river walls on ei­ther side of the Mends Street Jetty.

South Perth MLA John McGrath with the City lob­bied the State Gov­ern­ment to recog­nise the need for fund­ing the re­pair work.

The Swan River Trust con­trib­uted $1 mil­lion to the project to re­place ex­ist­ing walls and con­struct con­tem­po­rary flat­ter cap­ping for com­fort­able seat­ing.

The new promenade boasts a path­way about five me­tres wide and in­cludes pro­gram­mable LED light­ing to make it safer for pedes­tri­ans.

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty said the site was al­ready prov­ing to be a pop­u­lar day and evening at­trac­tion. “It is great to see the new promenade buzzing with ac­tiv­ity through­out the day and well into the evening; it really cre­ated a fan­tas­tic fam­ily-friendly at­mos­phere.”

The City is well into the fi­nal stage of the project in­stalling new ir­ri­ga­tion and ren­o­vat­ing and re­plac­ing turf.

The work should be com­pleted over the next few weeks.

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme d447634

City of South Perth chief ex­ec­u­tive Ge­off Glass and John McGrath, MLA for South Perth, pic­tured with the new struc­ture at the South Perth fore­shore.

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