Prom­e­nade opened af­ter $3.9m re­vamp

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

THE $3.9 mil­lion South Perth prom­e­nade and wall projects that com­menced in 2014 have now been un­veiled.

Min­is­ter of En­vi­ron­ment and Her­itage Al­bert Jacob of­fi­cially opened the new and im­proved prom­e­nade and Mends Street river wall last week.

Since Au­gust 2014, mem­ber for South Perth John McGrath and the City lob­bied the State Gov­ern­ment for recog­ni­tion of the im­por­tance of re­place­ment work and the need for fund­ing to main­tain it. The Swan River Trust con­trib­uted $1 mil­lion to the projects.

The first stage of the project was com­pleted late last year and en­com­passed the re­place­ment of the river wall with a lime­stone block wall that was curved to the river­side to mit­i­gate fore­shore ero­sion.

The prom­e­nade project now in­cludes new seat­ing, LED light­ing and a re­place­ment of the sur­round­ing turf.

“The space has changed markedly; it is both vi­brant and wel­com­ing for those vis­it­ing the City’s pic­turesque river­side parks and beaches,” Mayor Sue Do­herty said.

“Ar­eas have been con­structed to al­low peo­ple to sit and en­joy un­in­ter­rupted views of the Perth city sky­line.”

Mem­ber for South Perth John McGrath, Mayor Sue Do­herty and En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Al­bert Jacob at the new and im­proved prom­e­nade in South Perth.

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