THE City of Canning has officially broken ground on their long-awaited City Centre project.
Works are underway on the $70m project to transform the Cannington City Centre around Cecil Avenue into a vibrant hub over the next 10 years.
The project’s ultimate goal is to connect Cannington Train Station, Cecil Avenue and the Canning River by providing high-density residential accommodation and retail opportunities.
Plans to develop a market square, multicultural street market and train station square are also part of the developments, which the City expects to result in a $2.2b economic boost once complete.Part of the programs includes renewed streetscapes, a new Main Street along Cecil Avenue, the creation of urban streams from drains and basins and installing powerlines underground.
Mayor Paul Ng said the project was expected to create 10,000 new homes and up to 5000 jobs over the next decade.
“It is one of the biggest rejuvenation projects in Perth and we’re excited to commence works after many years of City Centre being in the planning phases,” he said.