City of Perth: Commissioners approve $3.9m on lights, Wellington Square plan, luxury car bays, Historic Heart of Perth stage two

City of Perth: Commissioners approve $3.9m on lights, Wellington Square plan, luxury car bays, Historic Heart of Perth stage two

Council Wrap

Wellington Square Masterplan approved

THE first of three stages of the Wellington Square Masterplan will start next year after the City of Perth approved the final plan.

Key elements of the plan include a basketball court, a new network of paths to connect social, event and actives spaces and pedestrian priority along Wittenoom Street to the north of the square.

The masterplan, which will take six years to complete, also has provisions to support a potential future school on Education Department land north of Wellington Square, formal sports playing areas and associated lighting and tennis courts.

The estimated cost is $19 million.

$3.9m lighting upgrade

THE City of Perth will spend $3.9 million upgrading façade and roof lighting at Council House.

New LED lighting on the façade will offer red, green and blue lights as well as an additional white LED that can replicate pure white light.

The roof concept lighting would ensure Council House is visible from the street and across the Swan River.

Funding for Historic Heart of Perth stage 2

HISTORIC Heart of Perth will be able to install up to 65 planter boxes and benches, commission two large scale mural works and upgrade laneway lighting with $600,000 from the City of Perth and supporters.

Project manager Sandy Anghie secured $300,000 before approaching the City for matched funding to complete the second stage of works in Perth’s east end.

Officers initially recommended the City commit $117,000 that would have allowed the not-for-profit to install up to 25 planter boxes and benches but Commissioner Gaye McMath got support for her amendment to match the $300,000 at last night’s council meeting.

Luxury car bays

COMO The Treasury can display up to two luxury cars on Cathedral Avenue for guests to test drive after City of Perth commissioners allowed the non-compliant application at a council meeting last night.

Officers had recommended refusal because the request for additional bays did not comply with the Perth Parking Policy.

However, Commissioner Andrew Hammond presented an alternative motion approving the request for two years provided only display or demonstration vehicles occupied the bays.