St Georges Terrace Upgrade
The City of Perth has transformed St Georges Terrace between Barrack and William streets into an attractive and pedestrian-oriented environment.
The pedestrian areas are paved with high-quality Western Australian granite and the footpaths lined with trees and lighting creating a more inviting, relaxing and suitable place for alfresco dining. The previous tightness and congestion has been taken away and more of a promenade feel created.
Dedicated bus lanes have been introduced to enable large numbers of people to be transported in an efficient and timely manner.
The necessary services beneath the surface were not forgotten either. The storm water drainage system constructed in the 1930s has been upgraded and extra underground conduits installed for future telecommunications and internet requirements.
The design and construction detail in the enhancement project has set a new standard for streetscape design in Perth.
To finalise the enhancement, the City is working with Main Roads to transfer the traffic lanterns from the existing yellow poles to the new multifunctional poles at the Howard Street and Sherwood Court pedestrian crossings, William Street intersection and Barrack Street intersection. The existing yellow poles will be removed on completion of the traffic lantern transfer.