Monday, May 20, 2024

WA Waterbank transformation begins

Work to transform the former Waterbank development site into a high-quality landscaped public space with multi-purpose recreational fields has begun.

The former Trinity Avenue, which was closed during preliminary site works, is set to be rebuilt to reconnect Hay Street to Trinity College and, once completed, will eventually allow the public to access the area for the first time in many years.

Waterbank is a six-hectare site on reclaimed land along the Swan River, which due to geo-technical issues, will now be transformed into temporary public space suitable for a wide array of recreational pursuits.

The decision to green and landscape the area will ensure it will provide community benefits and value to the public and Trinity College, while future land use options are still being considered, said Lands Minister, John Carey (pictured on-site).

“The State Government has undertaken significant investigations into a range of potential options for Waterbank, however the advice is the land is constrained and not suitable for development,” said Mr Carey.

“A new road will be constructed to reconnect Hay Street to Trinity College and to allow public access to the area, while future longer-term options are explored.

“Acknowledging the need for local community benefits, a green landscaped recreational area along the Swan River foreshore will provide new public open space for the people of Perth and students at Trinity College.”

Lendlease will commence the construction of the 200-metre road as part of their obligations in handing the site back to the WA Government.

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