Green light for Cecil Avenue smart street conversion

An artist’s impression of what Cecil Avenue would look like after the upgrade.
An artist’s impression of what Cecil Avenue would look like after the upgrade.

WORK has officially begun to transform Cecil Avenue into Canning’s first ‘smart street’ as part of the City’s Centre Regeneration Program.

Roadwork and landscaping work has commenced as part of stage one of the $76 million project, with preliminary works expected to be completed by November.

The Cannington street’s transformation into a ‘smart street’ will see the installation of smart poles capable of monitoring traffic, CCTV, environmental monitoring, WiFi connectivity, electric vehicle charging and energy-saving lighting.

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Canning Mayor Paul Ng said the Cecil Avenue works were the first step towards creating a vibrant city centre and once complete, it would be one of the first smart streets in Western Australia.

“Our vision is to create Perth’s southern CBD and this work marks the beginning of creating a new entry way to Canning making the City run more efficiently with the technology enhancements, providing residents and visitors with more public spaces to enjoy and attracting businesses to invest in Canning,” he said.