Perth: $122m Elizabeth Quay busport project approved

An artist's impression of the Elizabeth Quay bus station redevelopment.
An artist's impression of the Elizabeth Quay bus station redevelopment.

A $122M Elizabeth Quay busport project has been approved by the Local Development Assessment Panel (LDAP).

Previously labelled by the Office of the Government Architect (OGA) as “uninspiring”, the bus station refurbishment and proposed eight storey office building were unanimously given the green light at a meeting today.

It was deferred in October to allow more discussion about the site between the relevant agencies.

The project will be fully funded by Brookfield, which holds a lease over the area until 2103.

Applicant Peter Simpson from PTS Town Planning said there had been a good outcome for the project.

“We went through the process of quite a few meetings with the City of Perth, OGA and the Public Transport Authority (PTA),” he said.

Mr Simpson said the major changes included details about landscape planning, the colours and finishes, and four main access points to the bus station lobby.

Government Architect Geoff Warn said the design had notably improved.

“I think it’s resulted in a win for everyone,” he said.