Leederville: Cars, cyclists and pedestrians to share new Village Square

City of Vincent councillors, Mayor Emma Cole, City staff and local businesspeople in the newly-finished Leederville Village Square. Picture: Supplied.
City of Vincent councillors, Mayor Emma Cole, City staff and local businesspeople in the newly-finished Leederville Village Square. Picture: Supplied.

AS of Tuesday afternoon, work on the Leederville Village Square is complete.

Construction on the $275,000 project began on March 18, with red brick paving raising the street to footpath level, two new trees added, power connected and retractable bollards placed.

City of Vincent Mayor Emma Cole said the idea had been brought to the council by Leederville Connect, and it was a “great feeling to be able to deliver on that vision”.

“The vision for the area was a pedestrian friendly space for cars, cyclists and people to share, that can be easily closed and turned into a space for community events,” she said.

“This stretch of Newcastle Street between Carr and Oxford Streets is a great location for community street parties and events, such as the recent Leedypalooza and Leedy Streets Open events.”

There will be an official launch event on Friday, May 31.

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