Connect South

Connect South is a $7.5 million major project to enhance and invigorate the Mends Street precinct and foreshore area by creating a positive environment, both economically and socially.

Connect South includes Node 1: Mends Street as identified in the South Perth Foreshore Management Plan 2015.

The vision for Node 1: Mends Street is to create:

  • An active piazza and promenade
  • An arrival place with day/night activities
  • A gateway for the Mends Street Precinct with connecting stories and interpretation of heritage, zoo and the river
  • An integrated transport node utilising the river to connect with the Mends Street Precinct and surrounding area.

There are several stages to the Connect South project, with the timeline for Stage 1 outlined in the lifecycle on the right hand side of this page.

Connect South - Stage 1

Stage 1 of the Connect South project includes Mends Street between Mill Point Road and the South Perth Foreshore along with parts of the South Perth Esplanade. It will deliver a piazza on the South Perth Foreshore as well as streetscape and amenity improvements, landscaping upgrades and place activation activities.

Overview of Stage 1 of the Connect South project.

Connect South Concept Design Presentation

Stakeholders and community members are invited to a Connect South draft concept design presentation and project update. The concept designs will be for Stage 1 of the Connect South project, which is the creation of a Piazza on the foreshore and minor works on the northern end of Mends Street.

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2017

Time: 6-7pm

Venue: The Old Mill Theatre, Mends Street, South Perth.

Registrations are essential. Register your attendance by completing the RSVP form below before 5pm, Monday 23 October 2017.

Stakeholder workshop

Results from the stakeholder workshop held at the end of July.

Hands up for Connect South

Thanks to everyone who came to paint their ideas on the Connect South car on Saturday 22 July and Saturday 5 August at the corner of Mends Street and South Perth Esplanade. Summary of what was painted on the car.

Connect South Open Day

More than 50 people came to the Connect South Open Day on Saturday 26 August to see the design principles, draft design elements and ideas. The feedback received fell into the following broad categories, which give a high level snapshot of the most important themes for those who participated:

Category
Examples
Activity and events
Activation, cafes, outdoor dining, markets, music, performances, theatre, busking, shopping, laneways, retail, entertainment, views and vistas, family-friendly
Lighting and public art
Installations (temporary and permanent), interactive art, catenary lighting, sculptures, light shows and displays, lighting, street art, artistic furniture, canopy walkway
Movement and connection
Inclusive access, bicycles, pedestrians, cars, parking, ferry service, bus, wayfinding, signage, traffic, footpaths, bicycle facilities
Greenery, shade and amenity
Variety of seating options, trees, vegetation, water bubblers, public toilets, shade, parklets, inclusive access and facilities,
Culture and history
Heritage tram, education, Whadjuk Noongar culture and history, local history, heritage buildings and icons

Thanks to everyone who participated and provided feedback on the day. The full detailed feedback has been passed to the consultants for consideration while developing the concept design and the activities and events occurring in the Mends Street area.

If you have any further suggestions, please visit the Connect South Ideas Space below to post your ideas for the future of the area and vote for your favourites.

Connect South is a $7.5 million major project to enhance and invigorate the Mends Street precinct and foreshore area by creating a positive environment, both economically and socially.

Connect South includes Node 1: Mends Street as identified in the South Perth Foreshore Management Plan 2015.

The vision for Node 1: Mends Street is to create:

  • An active piazza and promenade
  • An arrival place with day/night activities
  • A gateway for the Mends Street Precinct with connecting stories and interpretation of heritage, zoo and the river
  • An integrated transport node utilising the river to connect with the Mends Street Precinct and surrounding area.

There are several stages to the Connect South project, with the timeline for Stage 1 outlined in the lifecycle on the right hand side of this page.

Connect South - Stage 1

Stage 1 of the Connect South project includes Mends Street between Mill Point Road and the South Perth Foreshore along with parts of the South Perth Esplanade. It will deliver a piazza on the South Perth Foreshore as well as streetscape and amenity improvements, landscaping upgrades and place activation activities.

Overview of Stage 1 of the Connect South project.

Connect South Concept Design Presentation

Stakeholders and community members are invited to a Connect South draft concept design presentation and project update. The concept designs will be for Stage 1 of the Connect South project, which is the creation of a Piazza on the foreshore and minor works on the northern end of Mends Street.

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2017

Time: 6-7pm

Venue: The Old Mill Theatre, Mends Street, South Perth.

Registrations are essential. Register your attendance by completing the RSVP form below before 5pm, Monday 23 October 2017.

Stakeholder workshop

Results from the stakeholder workshop held at the end of July.

Hands up for Connect South

Thanks to everyone who came to paint their ideas on the Connect South car on Saturday 22 July and Saturday 5 August at the corner of Mends Street and South Perth Esplanade. Summary of what was painted on the car.

Connect South Open Day

More than 50 people came to the Connect South Open Day on Saturday 26 August to see the design principles, draft design elements and ideas. The feedback received fell into the following broad categories, which give a high level snapshot of the most important themes for those who participated:

Category
Examples
Activity and events
Activation, cafes, outdoor dining, markets, music, performances, theatre, busking, shopping, laneways, retail, entertainment, views and vistas, family-friendly
Lighting and public art
Installations (temporary and permanent), interactive art, catenary lighting, sculptures, light shows and displays, lighting, street art, artistic furniture, canopy walkway
Movement and connection
Inclusive access, bicycles, pedestrians, cars, parking, ferry service, bus, wayfinding, signage, traffic, footpaths, bicycle facilities
Greenery, shade and amenity
Variety of seating options, trees, vegetation, water bubblers, public toilets, shade, parklets, inclusive access and facilities,
Culture and history
Heritage tram, education, Whadjuk Noongar culture and history, local history, heritage buildings and icons

Thanks to everyone who participated and provided feedback on the day. The full detailed feedback has been passed to the consultants for consideration while developing the concept design and the activities and events occurring in the Mends Street area.

If you have any further suggestions, please visit the Connect South Ideas Space below to post your ideas for the future of the area and vote for your favourites.