Connect South

The engagement for this project has concluded. For further information or updates on Connect South visit the City of South Perth website

The Connect South Masterplan Concept Design is a short, medium and long term vision for the area, which includes Mends Street (north and south), Mends Street foreshore, Windsor Park and Harper Terrace.

The main focus for the first stage of the Connect South project includes the development of a Piazza on the Mends Street foreshore and minor upgrades to the north end of Mends Street, which will be completed by December 2019 at a cost of $7.5 million (with $2.5 million from a National Stronger Regions Fund grant and $5 million from the City of South Perth). Connect South includes Node 1: Mends Street, as identified in the South Perth Foreshore Management Plan 2015. Visit the FAQs for more information on the history of the project.

Connect South - full steam ahead with Stage One

Following Council’s endorsement of the Connect South Masterplan Concept Design at the 24 April 2018 meeting, the City is preparing detailed designs for the Stage One works, which include the development of a Piazza on the Mends Street foreshore and minor upgrades to Mends Street North.

As part of the Council endorsement, further consideration was given to the Bosque area, with consultation with key stakeholders and Council resulting in additional view corridors and vistas added to the concept design, shown in the revised 3D images of views.

The Connect South Stage One improvements and upgrades have been designed following extensive stakeholder and community engagement and will be completed by December 2019, at a cost of $7.5 million with $2.5 million from a National Stronger Regions Fund (Round Three) grant and $5 million from the City of South Perth.

The City received 101 completed feedback forms on the Connect South Masterplan Concept Design at the end of 2017 which were used to inform the revised Concept Design.

This feedback has been presented in the document Connect South Masterplan Concept Design - Community and stakeholder feedback, along with responses from the City.

Thanks to everyone who has taken part in the Connect South engagement to date.



The Connect South Masterplan Concept Design is a short, medium and long term vision for the area, which includes Mends Street (north and south), Mends Street foreshore, Windsor Park and Harper Terrace.

The main focus for the first stage of the Connect South project includes the development of a Piazza on the Mends Street foreshore and minor upgrades to the north end of Mends Street, which will be completed by December 2019 at a cost of $7.5 million (with $2.5 million from a National Stronger Regions Fund grant and $5 million from the City of South Perth). Connect South includes Node 1: Mends Street, as identified in the South Perth Foreshore Management Plan 2015. Visit the FAQs for more information on the history of the project.

Connect South - full steam ahead with Stage One

Following Council’s endorsement of the Connect South Masterplan Concept Design at the 24 April 2018 meeting, the City is preparing detailed designs for the Stage One works, which include the development of a Piazza on the Mends Street foreshore and minor upgrades to Mends Street North.

As part of the Council endorsement, further consideration was given to the Bosque area, with consultation with key stakeholders and Council resulting in additional view corridors and vistas added to the concept design, shown in the revised 3D images of views.

The Connect South Stage One improvements and upgrades have been designed following extensive stakeholder and community engagement and will be completed by December 2019, at a cost of $7.5 million with $2.5 million from a National Stronger Regions Fund (Round Three) grant and $5 million from the City of South Perth.

The City received 101 completed feedback forms on the Connect South Masterplan Concept Design at the end of 2017 which were used to inform the revised Concept Design.

This feedback has been presented in the document Connect South Masterplan Concept Design - Community and stakeholder feedback, along with responses from the City.

Thanks to everyone who has taken part in the Connect South engagement to date.



The engagement for this project has concluded. For further information or updates on Connect South visit the City of South Perth website
  • 3D images and videos

    about 1 year ago

    In response to a request from Council, the City produced 3D images and flythrough videos for the foreshore area within the Connect South Masterplan Concept Design. These images and videos provide an opportunity to experience some of the elements, particularly related to the views from the end of Mends Street and the foreshore.

    In response to a request from Council, the City produced 3D images and flythrough videos for the foreshore area within the Connect South Masterplan Concept Design. These images and videos provide an opportunity to experience some of the elements, particularly related to the views from the end of Mends Street and the foreshore.

    Please note, the 3D images and flythrough videos do not show proposed elements of the Masterplan Concept Design such as public art, lighting and cycling infrastructure. Some of these elements are shown in the Masterplan Concept Design that was presented to Council in April and others will be determined during the detailed design stage of the project.

  • Consultation to date

    over 1 year ago

    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...

    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.

    Connect South Concept Design Presentation

    Over fifty stakeholders and community members attended the Connect South draft concept design presentation and project update at the Old Mill Theatre on Wednesday 25 October. These designs went to to Council in November and were endorsed to go out for public comment.


  • Hands up for Connect South

    almost 2 years ago
    Do you have a great idea to improve and activate the Connect South area? The City of South Perth is seeking community and stakeholder input to help inform the place design concept plan as part of the City’s $7.5 million major project Connect South.

    Connect South has grown from the South Perth Foreshore Strategy and Management Plan, which identifies Node 1: Mends Street as a key area for revitalisation. The project aims to enhance and invigorate the Mends Street precinct and foreshore area by creating a positive environment, both economically and socially.

    The first stage of the Connect South project...

    Do you have a great idea to improve and activate the Connect South area? The City of South Perth is seeking community and stakeholder input to help inform the place design concept plan as part of the City’s $7.5 million major project Connect South.

    Connect South has grown from the South Perth Foreshore Strategy and Management Plan, which identifies Node 1: Mends Street as a key area for revitalisation. The project aims to enhance and invigorate the Mends Street precinct and foreshore area by creating a positive environment, both economically and socially.

    The first stage of the Connect South project focuses on Mends Street between Mill Point Road and the foreshore along with parts of the South Perth Esplanade. It will deliver a piazza on the foreshore as well as streetscape and amenity improvements, landscaping upgrades and place activation activities.

    On Saturday 22 and 29 July, community members are invited to the corner of Mends Street and South Perth Esplanade to share their ideas. By placing their handprints and writing on the Hands up for Connect South car, members of the public can share their ideas and priorities for the area. Alternatively, if you can't come along, you can complete the survey on the City’s online engagement portal Your Say South Perth.

    The Connect South area and surrounding foreshore is a major arrival point for many visitors to South Perth linking the ferry terminal to restaurants, shops, cafes, Perth Zoo and beyond.

    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
    Hands up for Connect South

    The Hands up for Connect South car will be located at the corner of Mends Street and South Perth Esplanade in South Perth on:

    10am-2pm Saturday 22 July

    10am-2pm Saturday 29 July

    Complete the survey here. Survey closes 5pm 28 August 2017.

  • Mends Street Place Activation

    almost 2 years ago

    Place Laboratory consultants have been appointed by the City of South Perth, following a tender process to provide urban design and landscape services for stage one of the Mends Street Connect South project.

    Connect South is $7.5 million major project to enhance and invigorate the Mends Street precinct and foreshore area. The project has grown from the South Perth Foreshore Strategy and Management Plan which identified Node 1: Mends Street as a key area to redevelop.

    The first stage of the project focuses on Mends Street between Mill Point Road and the foreshore along with parts of the South Perth...

    Place Laboratory consultants have been appointed by the City of South Perth, following a tender process to provide urban design and landscape services for stage one of the Mends Street Connect South project.

    Connect South is $7.5 million major project to enhance and invigorate the Mends Street precinct and foreshore area. The project has grown from the South Perth Foreshore Strategy and Management Plan which identified Node 1: Mends Street as a key area to redevelop.

    The first stage of the project focuses on Mends Street between Mill Point Road and the foreshore along with parts of the South Perth Esplanade. It will deliver a piazza on the foreshore as well as streetscape and amenity improvements, landscaping upgrades and place activation activities.

    The City will also be engaging a consultant to assist retailers in the precinct with activation and stimulation initiatives during the project construction period currently happening in the Mends Street area. The City plans to have the engagement in place in the next six weeks.

    “City officers and place activation consultants will work with businesses to develop activation strategies, activities and events for the area with the aim of encouraging more people to the area,” City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said.

    “Engagement of our community and stakeholders is a key component of this $7.5 million major project. The commercial and retail traders and property owners within the Mends Street precinct are important stakeholders and valued partners of the City.

    “City representatives have been meeting regularly with the Mends Street Traders group and are working with them on a number of initiatives to support their businesses through this period of transition.

    “The City has and will soon be installing additional promotional signage in the precinct to remind shoppers that Mends Street is still open for business and encourage visitation during the construction and transition phase.”

    In addition to the City’s ‘First Hour Free’ parking trial on South Perth Esplanade, the City has and is implementing measures to manage parking in the area.

    New permanent wayfinding signage will soon be installed to assist visitors to locate the free short-stay parking in the area, including the one-hour free parking available in the South Shore Shopping Centre undercover car park. A dynamic sign showing the number of available parking bays at South Shore will be installed as part of the wayfinding project.

    “The introduction of wayfinding signage is vital to ensure visitors and shoppers are aware of the where parking is available,” Mayor Doherty said.

    Council has also approved three new short-term parking bays on Mends Street in place of a previous loading bay.

    In addition, the City has introduced parking for construction and contractor workers on Melville Parade, which will reduce the load that these vehicles have been adding to available parking in the precinct.