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Elizabeth Quay will reconnect the city with the
Swan River and form the southern anchor of a vital
north-south connection through the Perth CBD.
Elizabeth Quay will deliver a contemporary
riverfront destination, expected to attract four
million visitors each year with capacity to host
15,000 to 20,000 people during major events in
the combined public areas. It will include 800
residential dwellings, 400 hotel rooms, and offer
225,000sqm of commercial, office and retail space.
Construction of the 2.7ha inlet and public spaces
is well advanced, with the public realm due to
open at the end of 2015, featuring the BHP Billiton
Water Park, public art, public boat moorings, a new
pedestrian and cyclist route around the river, and
a range of dining options open for business.
There will be a new terminal for the Transperth
ferry, promenades and a bridge at the entrance
of the inlet crossing to an island that will be home to
the reconstructed Florence Hummerston Kiosk and
children’s playground, which will include provision
for the seasonal mooring of the Duyfken replica ship.
The $20m Barrack Street Jetty revitalisation is
currently underway which includes a new event
space and water feature in front of the Bell Tower,
an arbor, landscaping and the new Signature Ring
public art piece.
A $64m Chevron (TAPL) Pty Ltd land sale for
lots 7 and 8 – intended for a new Asia-Pacific
Headquarters – and settlement for the sale of lots
9 and 10 to Far East Consortium is scheduled to occur
at the end of the year. The MRA is also currently
calling for expressions of interest in lots 2 and 3.
COST $440 million (government investment);
$2.2b (private investment)
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