Hawk’s eye view of the quay

About 18,000 cubic metres of limestone will be placed into the river and topped with 10,000 cubic metres of sand.
About 18,000 cubic metres of limestone will be placed into the river and topped with 10,000 cubic metres of sand.

The image show the foundation of the new inlet and development sites, which have been worked on since April 2012.

Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority acting chief executive Ryan Keys said current work on the site included construction of inlet walls, earthworks for the public realm and infrastructure works within Barrack Street Jetty.

‘Approximately 18,000 cubic metres of limestone will be placed into the river and topped with 10,000 cubic metres of sand to create the western landing point for a new pedestrian bridge across the inlet,’ he said.

‘The reclamation works are expected to be completed in the coming months, which will then allow the constructions of the inlet walls to be undertaken in that area.’

Mr Keys said early next year, $20 million works will be finished on the Barrack Street Jetty precinct, with developers for four of the nine development lots already chosen.

He said the public realm and inlet is expected to be finished and open to the public in spring 2015, including the pedestrian bridge, island and children’s playground, Station Park, relocation of the Transperth ferry service and three new food and beverage outlets around the inlet.

‘The project is fast becoming a reality for the people of Perth,’ he said.