Foreshore to get streetscape upgrade after funding win
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.