Fore­shore to get streetscape up­grade af­ter fund­ing win

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

THE first stage of the Con­nect South project will be­come a re­al­ity af­ter win­ning fund­ing in round three of the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s Na­tional Stronger Re­gions Fund (NSRF).

The fund­ing will help the City of South Perth with the con­struc­tion of a pi­azza on the fore­shore near the Mends Street jetty as well as up­grad­ing the streetscape and amenity of the street.

Swan MHR Steve Irons said the project in Swan had been ap­proved to re­ceive $2.5 mil­lion.

“This is a great re­sult for Swan, con­sid­er­ing this was such a hotly con­tested fund­ing round,” he said. “The Con­nect South project would de­liver an en­hanced and in­vig­o­rated Mends Street precinct. Vis­i­tors would have ac­cess to ser­vices, recre­ation and tourism fa­cil­i­ties.” City of South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty said the project would cre­ate a pos­i­tive en­vi­ron­ment, both eco­nom­i­cally and so­cially to sup­port the growth of the South Perth Penin­sula and greater re­gion.

“The project is fo­cused on im­proved ac­cess to trans­port, im­proved pub­lic amenity and greater eco­nomic op­por­tu­nity,” she said.

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