A NEW pedestrian bridge promised for Carousel can finally move forward, following agreement over its maintenance.
A universally accessible bridge was a condition of Scentre Group’s redevelopment of Westfield Carousel but the matter was held up in the State Administrative Tribunal while the maintenance aspect of the lifts was negotiated.
It has now been agreed that Scentre Group will pay for the bridge while Main Roads WA will maintain the bridge and its lifts.
The City of Canning will provide cleaning and security services for the lifts.
Detailed designs are being drawn up and the bridge will be delivered within 18 months from final approval.
It is expected to open mid-2020 – much later than some of the big ticket items included in the redevelopment which are due to open later this year like the rooftop dining and entertainment precinct and David Jones.
The bridge will be built near the intersection of Cockram Street and Albany Highway and will include lifts and stairs on either side to avoid the need for long ramps and allow it to be accessibility friendly.
Once the pedestrian bridge is in, the existing bridge to the north will likely be removed given its condition because it does not meet current universal access requirements.