Work is currently underway to revitalise Perth’s Roe Street in Northbridge, as part of the Western Australian Governments $1.5 billion Perth City Deal plan.
The $22 million project will transform the street into a ‘vibrant city destination’, while also improving the connectivity and transport routes between Northbridge and the Central business district.
Additionally, the project will deliver wider footpaths and protected bike lanes to increase the safety of pedestrians, as well as to encourage more people to walk and ride through the CBD.
Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher said the investment would reap great benefits for the city as well as the local community.
“The $1.5 billion Perth City Deal sees all levels of government investing in the future of this vibrant city by working together to deliver important projects such as this one, which will benefit the local community and visitors, and encourage more people into the CBD,” Flectcher said.
The Perth City Deal is a join agreement between the federal and state government, with the City of Perth also part of the co-venture.
In total, more than $100 million has been allocated towards cycling and pedestrian walking paths in the Perth CBD.
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the upgrades will help to bolster Perth’s existing infrastructure and also rejuvenate outdated paths.
“The Perth CBD has a lot of great and vibrant attractions and we want to encourage more people to walk and ride through the city centre,” Saffiota said.
Construction works are now underway and will be staged to reduce the impact on the city.