New look for Mends Street

Mends Street Today treasurer Judy Martin and Chris Bailey with senior property manager Jon Dale, of South Shore Piazza, and Cr Betty Skinner with plans to revitalise Mends Street. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d408437
Mends Street Today treasurer Judy Martin and Chris Bailey with senior property manager Jon Dale, of South Shore Piazza, and Cr Betty Skinner with plans to revitalise Mends Street. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d408437

The City of South Perth has also allocated $100,000 in its 2013-14 budget for the street.

City of South Perth councillor and Mends Street Today member Betty Skinner said upgrading the image of the area was one of the key issues identified by the group.

‘Works are shortly to commence on upgrading South Shore Piazza and the former Spaghi restaurant that will be known as MaMa Tratt,’ she said.

Cr Skinner said Mends Street Today had been advised the property block that included the pizza shop and restaurant, newsagency, kebab shop, and hairdressers had been given planning approval to be upgraded.

Hardie Finance Corporation senior property manager Jon Dale is responsible for the South Shore Piazza and centre property.

He said the street was regarded as the gateway to South Perth.

‘The group is getting things happening and it is going to be a vibrant place again,’ he said.

‘For a little group, it has been quite effective.’

Mr Dale is finalising a survey of all property owners on how parking in the area could be better used, another key issue identified by the group.

‘We have done some detailed research on car parking and want (the) council to change some of the tariffs and times, and ensure there is adequate car parking,’ he said.

– To support the group or learn more about the changes to Mends Street, visit Mends Street Today on Facebook.